Tuesday, January 24, 2012

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the sea posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along.   I like this meme and decided to play along with her this week.

Hardcover, 326 pages
Expected publication: February 7th 2012 by Putnam Juvenile (first published January 25th 2012)              
ISBN: 0399257454 (ISBN13: 9780399257452)
edition language: English
original title: Born Wicked

"Our mother was a witch, too, but she hid it better. I miss her.
Not a single day goes by that I don't wish for her guidance. Especially about my sisters.

Tess runs ahead of me, heading for the rose garden-our sanctuary, our one safe place. Her slippers slide on the cobblestones, the hood of her gray cloak falling to reveal blonde curls. I glance back at the house. It's against the Brothers' strictures for girls to go out of doors uncloaked, and running isn't considered ladylike. But we're concealed from the house by tall hedges. Tess is safe. For now."

I don't know about you but I'm hooked! And you?



  1. I don't usually read 'witch books', but this sounds kind of intriguing. I'd keep going and find out!

  2. I say heck yeah, keep going! I want to read this book soon as well. It sounds like it's going to be a good one!

  3. What a gorgeous cover! I would have to read a bit more to get totally hooked.

  4. I'm not sure on this one, but I'll watch to see what you think. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  5. It definitely makes me curious.

  6. Yes, that's a great beginning all right. Don't know that it would "hook" me, but the cover might.

  7. I immediately thought of Practical Magic; Alice Hoffman --LOL Hope this works for you.

  8. This one keeps popping up lately, and sounds good. Enjoy!

  9. Oh yes...I would so keep reading this one!!

  10. Great opening. I already dislike the Brothers.


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