Friday Firsts #11

The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.

Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
Link back to Well-Read Reviews in your blog entry.
Come back to this blog post, hosted on and add your direct link to Mr. Linky! ** Very important!

“When I was Nine, in the city now called Kyoto, I changed my fate.” ~ The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery

I picked this book up at a bargain price at Borders over a year ago and on a whim. Tonight when I was trying to decide what book to read next I picked it up and read this line. Knowing I had to do my Friday Firsts and needed a new book to read. And even though I had 4 other maybes in my lap after reading that first line, I continued to read the first several pages. This book became my next choice. The first line pulled me in for sure and made me hook onto the story. I want to know how she changed her fate and what happens.

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