Book Beginnings - All I'll Ever Need

It's Friday again, so here is my Book Beginnings on Friday! Katy, over at A Few More Pages, hosts this every week and we thought it'd be fun to have Book Ponderings join! If you are interested in doing this for your blog, check out Katy's blog for details on what to include in the post!

All I'll Ever Need (Claire McCall, Book 3)

Ami Grandle clutched the stuffed teddy bear to her chest and watched her house burn. Acrid smoke enveloped the waning moon overhead. Hungry flames licked at her bedroom curtains, the blue and white ones that her mother let her pick out at K-Mart in downtown Brighton. Soon the second floor dissolved into a sea of orange. Her mother's screams penetrated the night, muffled from inside the inferno. Certainly, she thought, her mother would make it out alive. "Mom!" she screamed. Should she go back for her?

Wow! That's an intense way to begin this book. Now I can't wait to dive into All I'll Ever Need. I liked the twist of Ami taking in the things about the fire, and then we suddenly discover that her mother is inside. That's staggering! Certainly hooks the reader right off!

We'd love to hear what's the first line - or paragraph - of your current read. Feel free to share it with us in the comments! Are you liking the book so far? Was the first few lines enough to grip your attention? We're looking forward to hearing from you! :-)


Bev Hankins said...

Oh My! That is an intense beginning. Mom screaming does not bode well for Mom making it out.

Here's mine:

Kathy Martin said...

Very intense! It seems at first the character is detached from the scene. Then the screams change things. I hope you enjoy the book. I linked by BB at the meme. Come check me out if you have time. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, wow! I was caught up in the THINGS she was losing...and then the shock of her mother being inside really grabbed me...thanks for sharing.


Charity U said...

Wow! What a beginning! You're going to review this book, right?!?!?? :)

Tasha said...

That's intense...Here's a look at mine...Maybe it'll lighten things up a bit lol :)

Katie Marie said...

Yes ladies, very intense! I started reading it and was like - "Oh, the poor girl! She's loosing all her things and....WAIT! her MOTHER is inside the fire? Oh my word!"

lol! :-) I am eager to continue readin this book! Yes, Charity, I will be reviewing it on my personal book blog. But, since you asked, I'll be sure it ends up on Book Ponderings as well! ;-)

~ Katy

Katy said...

Oh my goodness, that is a gripping start to the book!

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

Katie Marie said...

Thanks Katy. Yes, it is gripping, at that! I am eager to continue reading this book and see what happens next. :-)

These Book Beginnings are fun!! :-D

~ Katy

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