This week I’ve chosen to participate in with another bookish event. First Chapter/First Paragraph/Intros is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea. The idea being you post the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book you want to read based on the opening. Feel free to grab the banner and play along.
My first paragraph today comes from the debut novel by J M Sullivan, Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles which was released today (16 May 2017) both as an e-book and a paperback.
Ever since the outbreak of the Plague, life hasn’t been easy, and for seventeen-year-old Alice Carroll, it just got worse. Her sister, Dinah, has contracted the ‘un-deadly’ Momerath Virus and without a cure, will soon be worse than dead. She’ll be momerath.
Alice must leave the safety of the Sector and venture into Momerath Territory to find the antidote – if it exists. Chasing a rumor about a mysterious doctor with the cure, Alice falls down the rabbit hole into Wanderland, where ravenous momerath aren’t the only danger lurking.
First Chapter, First Paragraphs
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
His head exploded. I’d never seen someone’s Head explode. I never thought I would. Maybe in the movies, but not in real life.
It’s amazing what a 12-gauge can do at close range. The gun wasn’t even ours, just a rusty old rifle we found on the side of the road. It only had one shell left. I don’t even know why I picked it up. It was just supposed to be used as a safeguard, but it gave Dinah and me enough time to put some distance between ourselves and the monsters. I guess it did its job.
No one ever stops to think how one day life can be mind-numbingly ordinary and then the next, completely go to shit. Not that it matters whether you think about it or not. What matters is how you deal with it. Like Dinah says, “We can only play the cards we’ve been dealt. It doesn’t do any good to wish about things you can’t change.”
What about you, would you keep reading?
I’m definitely going to continue with this. It’s got me hooked already, but if you want to read a little more, pop on over here and read the full first chapter.