A number of people have asked me which books stood out when I did my "research" on First Chapters, so I thought I'd oblige with a few titles. Note that I stuck to paranormals, because that's what I'm writing right now:
Kiersten's blog. It's because this is a stand-out book. You know how paranormals always have that dark, creepy feeling from the first page? Like when the MC is shaking in fear, or someone's itching inexplicably, or something dark is rumbling towards the small unsuspecting town? Well, PARANORMALCY is not like that. It opens with hilarity and sarcasm. The first page reads like a parody or a rom-com, and I love it for that. I didn't even have to convince my hubby to buy it! It's on my TBR pile.
BIG NO-NO, but they get away with it because the dream is such an integral part of the story throughout the book. I set out to read the beginning, and didn't even look up until page 50. This is in my TBR pile, too.
And in the words of Porky Pig, "Th-th-th-th-th-th-th-that's all, folks!"
How about you? What beginnings stand out for you?