Top Ten Opening Lines of My Favourite YA Books

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Top Ten Opening Lines of My Favourite YA Books

The Wrong Girl by CJ Archer

“To say I’d been kept prisoner my entire life in an attic wasn’t quite true.”



Vampire Academy by Richelle MeadVampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

“I felt her fear before I heard her screams.”



All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

“We had just started over the bridge, toward my party, when the famously cheerful ‘Don’t Jump’ Ad clicked on.”



The Shadows Between Us by Tricia LevensellerThe Shadows Between Us

“They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart. And they never will.”



Sabriel by Garth Nix

“It was little more than three miles from the Wall into the Old Kingdom, but that was enough.”



Entwined by Heather Dixon Wallwork

“An hour before Azalea’s first ball began, she paced the ballroom floor, tracing her toes in a waltz.”



Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

“I bear a deep red stain that runs from my left shoulder down to my right hip, a trail left by the herbwitch’s poison that my mother used to try to expel me from her womb.”



Dread Nation by Justine Ireland

“The day I came squealing and squalling into the world was the first time someone tried to kill me.”



Red Hood by Elana K Arnold

“Once upon a time, just hours ago, the doorbell rang.”



The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

“It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.”





About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Opening Lines of My Favourite YA Books

  1. Eilonwy

    Awesome post!

    And wow, that opening to The Shadows Between Us is chilling, and makes me want to read it.

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