Friday, July 9, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday (16)

Book Beginnings on Friday is a 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.

I am currently reading two books so I will share the first sentences from both.

Matched by Ally Condie

"Now that I've found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night? My wings aren't white or feathery; they're green, made of green silk, which shudders in the wind and bends when I move-first in a circle, then in a line, finally in a shape of my own invention."

I don't really care for the opening sentence but this book has an intriguing premise and I love the cover!

In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

"Momma left her red satin shoes in the middle of the road. That's what three eyewitnesses told the police."

I liked this opening sentence and I am really enjoying this book so far. The characters are fantastic and quirky and Savannah is one of my favorite cities. The book kind of reminds me of The Secret Lives of Bees.

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when tragedy strikes, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell. In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who skinny-dips in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie's all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer. 


  1. I like the 1st one :)

    If you get a chance, perhaps you can stop by my Book Beginning Friday :)

  2. Ah, they both make me so curious!! ;)

  3. Now I cant wait to read both books!I have won them recently and this is a sign to enjoy it!

  4. I really like the sound of Matched, actually! I totally want to read the book. Love what it's about.


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