Great First Lines in YA to Start the New Year

Did you ever crack open a book for the first time, and read a first line that was so amazing you just HAD to devour the entire book immediately? It happens to us all the time, which is why I’ve decided to showcase a selection of YA books with some of my favorite first lines – and you can check them out now!

“I hate having to dress like a man.” — Daughter of the Pirate King, Tricia Levenseller


“They always screamed.” — Reboot, Amy Tintera


“The man billed as Prospero the Enchanter receives a fair amount of correspondence via the theater office, but this one is the first envelope addressed to him that contains a suicide note, and it is also the first to arrive carefully pinned to the coat of a five-year-old girl.”The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern


“If I could give fledgling con artists one piece of advice, it would be this: tacos.”Trust Me, I’m Trouble, Mary Elizabeth Summer (Sequel to Trust, Me, I’m Lying)


“In three weeks, Noemi Vidal will die – here, in this very place.”Defy the Stars, Claudia Grey


“A demon was knitting outside the hospital.” — The Hearts We Sold, Emily Llyod-Jones


“In the beginning, there were two suns and two moons.” — Flame in the Mist, Renee Ahdieh


“Eliza Mirk is the kind of name you give to the creepy girl who clings to her ex-boyfriend for weeks after he’s dumped her because she refuses to accept that he hates her guts.” — Eliza and her Monster, Francesca Zappia


“The night Kate Harker decided to burn down the school chapel, she wasn’t angry or drunk.”  — This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab


“They said the only folks who belonged in Deadshot after dark were the ones who were up to no good.” — Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton


“It’s too damn cold of a day to be out on a hunt.” Warcross, Marie Lu


“Asha lured the dragon with a story.”  The Last Namsara, Kristen Ciccarelli


“We were all villains in the beginning.” Renegades, Marissa Meyer