It's Friday again and time for another Book Beginnings!! For those of you who are interested in doing this on your blog, check out Rose City Reader for details on how to join!
For this week I'm using the first 100 words or so from the book I got during the bookswap I hosted on my blog last week. It's an ARC of Frank Peretti's newest book, Illusion. I've read almost all of Peretti's books, so am eager to read this newest release.
Mandy was gone. She went quietly, her body still, though the raging pain of the burns could only have been eased by her loss of consciousness.
And Dane was at her bedside to see her go. The ICU physician said it was inevitable, only a matter of minutes once they removed the ventilator, and so it was. Her heart went into premature ventricular contractions, stopped, restarted momentarily, and then the line on the heart monitor went flat.
My Thoughts: Sounds like a kinda depressing opening. I definitely want to know who Mandy is, and how she became so badly burned, they took her off the ventilator to let her die. Not sure who Dane is at this point, either, but wanting to know! Peretti starts with an opening that will keep you reading for answers!
I'd love to hear what's the first hundred words or so of your current read or one you just received. Feel free to share in the comments! Are you liking the book so far? Was the first few lines enough to grip your attention? :-)