Book beginnings is a meme set up by Rose City Reader. Every Friday post the first line of the book you’re reading along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Then add a link to your post on Rose City Reader’s blog.
My Book Beginning
With Malice by Eileen Cook
Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep
I’m not a morning person. Understatement. My hand couldn’t seem to muster the energy to turn off the alarm. It picked at the covers. The blanket felt wrong.
This isn’t my bed.
I recently requested this book on NetGalley after reading a review that had me intrigued by it. I haven’t read the synopsis as I like the idea of reading novels without knowing too much about them in advance. I have to say that the opening lines of this novel have me wanting to read more immediately! This opening has a real sinister feel to it and it straight away feels like something bad has happened to the protagonist. There is also the possibility that the narrator has just crashed for the night somewhere and had momentarily forgotten so there is a lot of scope for what might happen next. I don’t think this book will be on my TBR for very much longer!
*Please note that this quote is taken from an ARC of the novel
What do you think of the opening? Does it make you want to read further?
11 thoughts on “Book Beginnings: With Malice by Eileen Cook”
This certainly does make me want to read on!
‘I’m not a morning person’ is the first line of my every day life haha 😉 The opening certainly hooks you in.
That’s a great first line. Definitely makes you want to read more. Runs off to get a copy. 🏃🏃 😊 x
This books seems to be interesting, I might just read it. 🙂
Oh, yes, I must know more! How weird to wake up with that sense of not knowing where she is…the situation makes me speculate about all the possibilities, from the mildly amusing to the frightening. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.
I’ve got this one coming up soon too, hope it’s a good one for both of us. 🙂
I’ve finished reading it and have reviewed it today – I really enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too. Btw I’m really sorry for my slow reply to your comment, I’ve not been online over the last week or so due to illness.
I read this one this past week and gave it 4 stars, it really surprised me on how intriguing it became. And I hope your feeling better now!
The realization I’m not in my bed would scare the hell out of me.
I definitely want to read more!
I am so excited for this one, and reading this expert has made me even more excited to see what happens! Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! ❤
Glad you enjoyed the excerpt and hope you enjoy the book if you decide to read it. I’ve finished reading now and have reviewed it on my blog today, it was a really good read. 🙂