Blogmas Day #11 – Book beginnings weekly meme

Welcome to day 11 of blogmas lovelies!

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Gilion @Rose City Reader. The idea is to share the beginning of a book.

You pick up a book and read the first few sentences. Will it hook you straight away? Does it have significant meaning that will be revealed later? Good. Book. Beginnings. Are. Crucial.

“Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony.”

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins has such a special and unique writing style. Coriolanus Snow is one of the most famous villains in the book community and when it was announced that there was a prequel about his days at the Academy I did not expect the book to begin this way but I was hooked. These first few lines are crucial to the story and how Snow sees himself and others. We expect opulence and extravagance from his young days and the author takes a completely different direction and I loved it; it made me buy the book immediately and I really enjoyed it. (You can see my mini review for the book here).

Do these first lines make you want to read the book? Have you read it? Let me know in the comments!

Karla xx

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