It’s Friday again and right now, I’m super crazy about discovering new books so I can decided which ones will accompany me during this summer vacation! So, as always, I’ll quote the first lines and then write my thoughts and then reveal the book at the very end!
When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist. They called me nymph, assuming I would be like my mother and aunts and thousand cousins. Least of the lesser goddesses, our powers were so modest they could scarcely ensure our eternities. We spoke to fish and nurtured flowers, coaxed drops from the clouds and salt from the waves. That word, nymph, paced out the length and breadth of our futures. In our language, it means not just goddess, but bride.
So that’s the first paragraph. I really did enjoy the very first sentence because it means some change is coming and something grave or important is about to happen or to be discovered. However, the other sentences didn’t quite blow me away. For me, there are three types of first paragraphs: a) the story starts right away; b) it starts with a really boring description of the setting or the daily life or c) something is explained – which is what happens here.
I don’t know why, but when something is already explained in the first paragraph you read, it doesn’t really speak to me. I feel a little like this will be a school book. Don’t get me wrong, you definetely can’t judge a book by its first sentences, that would be utter rubbish, but you can get a first sense of the atmosphere and whether you could be able to enjoy this book. Also (or is that just me), sometimes, when there is explaining in the first paragraph, I get the feeling like this will be a difficult and exhausting read, does anybody understand?
So, without further do, here’s the book!
You could probably guess it. What I wrote doesn’t mean that the first paragraph wasn’t good, it was well written and I enjoyed the first sentence, I just get the feeling like this will prove itself to be difficult, which could also have something to do with the fact that it’s about ancient gods and that’s something else entirely.
Anyways, I will surely take this with me when I visit my family this summer because the entire plot sounds awesome and I’m excited about how the first sentence will play out…
So that’s it, I hope you enjoyed it and don’t think that I hated the first paragraph (haha), enjoy your day!