Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Beginning: Sever (Chemical Garden Trilogy #3) by Lauren DeStefano

This is a meme I've seen others do, but haven't tried myself yet.  So I'm going to join Rose City Reader this Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book I am reading, along with my initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. It is to include the title of the book and the author's name.

"In the atlas the river still flows.  The thin line of it carries cargo to a destination that no longer exists.  We share a name, the river and I; if there's a reason for this, it died with my parents."

I think this sentence has a lot of foreshadowing for the story, as well as giving some more background from the past books.  From the point in the book where I am currently reading, we see that this river may or may not really be gone now.  We are left wondering how much of the history has been changed by the men in charge of this society, and how much of the world may really still be out there.

How did the book you're currently reading begin?  What do you take from the beginning of my book?

12 comments:

  1. Intriguing excerpt....and now I'm wondering about the fate of that river. Thanks for sharing, and I love that cover, too.

    Here's mine: “CROOKED RIVER”

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    1. Well, I'm just about to the point in the book where I might be finding out! Thanks for visiting and I'll check out your post as well.

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  2. That's definitely an intriguing excerpt and leaves a lot of questions! This sounds like an interesting book. I'll definitely be looking for the reviews!

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    1. Hoping to get to review tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Interesting cover. I'm wondering if the items circled are significant, especially the way the woman sits with open hands. The opening makes me want to know more about the river and about the character.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: The Merry-Go-Round.

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    1. I'm guessing a lot have to do with the story. It's full of symbolism. Thanks for visiting and I'll check out your post as well!

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  4. I am captivated by the book cover more than the beginning! It's very outlandish, still, is this a historical fiction read? An informational read? I'm curious :)

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    1. It's a dystopian story! But the cover is very beautiful! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. For some reason the cover is not visible on my browser so I really don't know which book your talking about! Interesting beginning though! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! :)

    Book Maniac Reviews

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    1. The title of the book is in the title of this post, so that should tell you what book it is even if you can't see the cover. Thanks for returning the visit.

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  6. Gorgeous cover....great beginning.

    I want to know what her name is...same as a river...hmmmm.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. Her name is Rhine. Would you have guessed that? :-) Thanks for visiting and I'll check out your post as well!

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