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Books That Had Me Hooked From The First Line

Do you ever pick up a book and start reading and from that very first line you instantly know you will love the story?

There are some books that had me completely hooked and needing to know more from the very first line. Every single time that happens it always ends up being a book that becomes an absolute favourite of mine!

So I wanted to share some of these books and maybe it will intrigue you enough to want to read it.

1 “He was an easy mark.” – The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

2 “Alizayd Al-Qahtani didn’t last a month with his caravan.” – The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty


3 “Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.” – The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

4 “I would have lived in peace. But my enemies brought me war.” – Red Rising by Pierce Brown

5 “Look, I didn’t want to be a half-blood.” – Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

6 “People lived because she killed.” – We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal


7 “You do not enter a race to lose.” – Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

8 “Kell wore a very peculiar coat.” – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

9 “Asha lured the dragon with a story.” – The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccerelli

10 “The desert sings of loss, always loss, and if you stand quiet with your eyes closed, it will grieve you too.” – The Candle and the Flame


So these are the first lines that had me hooked. Every single one of these has become a favourite of mine and highly recommend reading them.

Of course a special shout out to my favourite books ever, The City of Brass and The Kingdom of Copper! I am completely obsessed with these and how can you not be?! Just look at how intriguing these very first lines are!

Are there any books that had you hooked from the very first line?

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