Archive for June 15th, 2012

Welcome to this Friday’s edition of Book Beginnings here at Picture Perfect Cooking.  Join me and other avid readers/bloggers over at Rose City Reader for this awesome link party that highlights the books we are or have been reading recently. 

Today I am bringing you the first lines of a young adult book named "The Mortal Instruments Books 1: City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare.  A few short months ago, I wouldn’t be caught dead reading young adult fiction because I thought I was too old for the drama and angst of this genre.  I am here to tell you that I was so so wrong.  Not all of YA fiction is my cup of tea, but I have really enjoyed a few series such as Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.  Here is the first paragraph of City Of Bones:

" "You’ve got to be kidding me," the bouncer said, folding his arms across his massive chest.  He stared down at the boy in the red zip-up jacket and shook his shaved head.  "You can’t bring that thing in here." "

Now I will admit that these first words are not the most inspiring, but the book is pretty good.  The writing style is a little more simple than HP or Hunger Games, but so far it has been enjoyable.  Enjoyable enough that I will more than likely read the rest of the series when time permits

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