Friday, April 23, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday (6)

Book Beginnings on Friday is a new meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you'd like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Dead Tossed Waves
By Carrie Ryan

The story goes that even after the Return they tried to keep the roller coasters going.

I liked this first sentence because of the sad feeling it evokes. The Return is this horrid event where an illness that turns people into zombies infests the world's population. Throughout the book we hear in this futuristic America about the wonder that the teens feel when they think that people used to fly in airplanes or ride on rollercoasters or explore space. Since the Return, all they can do is band together and try to survive, fight the zombies and avoid infection themselves. The Dead Tossed Waves is the sequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I thought the first book was excellent and so far I believe the second is just as good.


  1. That's certainly a first sentence that would keep you reading.

  2. I'm normally not the type of person who would enjoy zombie books (I think -- I don't like zombie movies, but books might be a different story) but this is a great first sentence and it strikes me that the tone of the story as you describe it might be interesting.

    Really cool!

  3. Oh wow! Sucked me in!

    Thanks for visiting. You made me giggle with your Jacob joke ;)

    Have a beautiful weekend sweetie!

  4. Great book beginning! I didn't understand it at first, but with your explanation I got the full impact. That cover is so creepy - but I like it.

  5. I loved the Dead-Tossed Waves.. this is the only series I've read about zombies because I'm terrified of anything zombie.. but they are sooooo good!

  6. I'm not a zombie fan myself, but that is a good first sentence.

    Here's mine on Rose City Reader.

  7. That's a great first sentence. Makes me want to know what the Return is, and why it needs a capital letter

  8. Great first sentence !!, the cover looks very interesting. :)


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