Top 5 Opening Lines: let’s play a game today! Do you recognize the book they are from?

Let’s play a game on this Top 5 Tuesday and see if you recognize the book these lines are from. Leave your guess in the comments below and meet me tomorrow to see if you have guessed correctly 😉

I will leave some clues with the lines if it’s not explicit enough

Just to remind you Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah @bionicbookworm

“Grace Somerfield was the first to die.

The first in my fourth grade class, at least. I’m sure by then, thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands of kids had already up and gone the same way she had. People were slow to piece it all together – or, at least, they had figured out the right way to keep us in the dark long after kids started dying”.

Clue: black cover with an orange symbol

24 March 1944

“Angelo must have slept in the damp grass beside the road for a while, but the evening was cold and his cassock was thin, and he awoke, shivering. Even that small movement made him moan, but at least the sharp pain along his right side revived him. It was dark, and his mouth was so dry he licked the dew from the grass near his face. He had to move in order to get warm, and he had to move to find water. He had to move to find Eva.”

Clue: forbidden love story between a priest and a Jewish woman.

1435, Sighisoara, Transylvania

“Vlad Dracul’s heavy brow descended like a storm when the doctor informed him that his wife had given birth to a girl. His other children -one from his first wife, now nearly full grown, and even a bastard child from his mistress, born last year-had been boys. He had not thought his seed weak enough to produce a girl.”

Clue: the female character is a hell of a warrior.

“It would not be a welcome dawn.

Already the sky told this story, with its sad halo of silver beckoning from beyond the horizon.

A young man stood alongside his father on the rooftop terrace of the marble palace. They watched the pale light of the early morning sun puch back the darkness with slow, careful deliberation.

“Where is he?” the young man asked.

His father did not look his way. “He has not left his chamber since he gave the order.”

Clue: retelling of 1001 nights.

Intrusion 1995

“There will be no awakening.

The sleeping woman will feel nothing the next morning, only a vague sense of unease and the unshakable feeling that someone is watching her. Her anxiety will fade in less than a day and will soon be forgotten.

The memory of the dream will linger a little longer”

Clue: aliens

Now leave your guess in the comments below please 😉

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

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23 Replies to “Top 5 Opening Lines: let’s play a game today! Do you recognize the book they are from?”

  1. I have no idea what they are but this is such a good idea! 😀

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Paige! Results posted now if you are curious 😉

  2. What a cool game! The fourth one is The Wrath and the Dawn and the fifth one is The Fifth Wave. I have no clue about the others.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha 2 out of 5 Rachael! The answers are posted now 😉

  3. The only two that I semi-recognized were And I Darken – and – The Wrath and the Dawn. I hope I’m not totally off!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      No you were right Kyera!! Two out of five 😉

  4. Oh my goodness, I am so bad with opening lines! I think the 3rd one is probably And I Darken – but I’m just saying that from what I know about the book though, since I haven’t read it yet.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Hahaha Bentley the results are out now. And I can’t wait for you to read And I Darken as I know (bookstagram) that you already own it LOL

  5. Ah I recognise #2 as and I darken. I don’t know the rest though- I wish I did- they’re awesome!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Good! Yes And I Darken is on my list 😉 The answers are posted now LOL

  6. I have no clue about the first one. The Second one is one from From Sand and Ash By Amy Harmon. I haven’t read the book yet but I remember its synopsis. I think the third one is from And I Darken. The Fourth one is from The Wrath The Dawn. I loved that book! The Fifth one is from Fifth Wave.

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Excellent Raven! 4 out of 5. The first one is from The Darkest Minds and if you haven’t read this trilogy yet I urge you to. Knowing you I promise insta love with these stories!

  7. I don’t know any of these but I NEED to know the first one because I want to add it to my TBR right away! Love the quiz idea you had for this

  8. Great t5t! But honestly i have no clue what any of these books are

  9. This was really fun to think about, and I actually know most of these! The first is (I think) The Darkest Minds, the third is And I Darken, and the fourth is The Wrath and the Dawn. If I had to guess, the last one is The Fifth Wave, but I have no clue for the second one!

  10. i’m guessing… Hunting Prince Dracula, The Wrath and the Dawn, The Fifth Wave…. don’t know the first two

  11. LOVE this!! I have no clue what any of them are though lol!!! But what a unique idea! I can always count on you to put amazing spins on the topics!
    Thanks for participating – added you to the list 🙂

  12. Umm…. no idea 😀

  13. Is it bad that I recognized the books from the hint on the cover but not the blurb itself? I have not read any of them, but I’d be really interested in the Vlad one. I’ll keep popping by to see what that is.

  14. The second one is From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

  15. I don’t know a single one of these! I can’t even make guesses

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Haha Brittany answers are out now 😉

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