Feature and Follow Friday – Opening Scene


Feature and Follow Friday

Hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee

This week’s prompt:

What is your favorite opening scene?


I love this prompt! I don’t know that I’d ever thought about it before, but now I just want to reread a ton of books after realizing how much I love the beginnings!


The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman had a great opening scene complete with eerie illustrations.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. It began in the cell with Juliette explaining her complete isolation. What a way to start a book!

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. It began in a churchyard waiting for the dead to arrive where Blue would record names and they’d know who would die that year.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. It began with the flames.

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin began with a seemingly ordinary scene that ended in WHITEWALKERS!

You by Caroline Kepnes began with the narrator, Joe, meeting you, Beck, for the first time. 

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern began with the night circus coming to town. 


 I could have gone on, but I feel like that’s more than enough. These books have great beginnings. 

What are some of your favorites?


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