(First Chapter, First Paragraph is hosted by Bibliophile By the Sea. Every Tuesday we share the first paragraph or two of a book we’re reading or thinking about reading soon. Care to join us?)
I can never go too long without reading something in the paranormal genre, and this time it’s Robin McKinley’s Sunshine:
It was a dumb thing to do but it wasn’t that dumb. There hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake in years. And it was so exquisitely far from the rest of my life.
Short opener, but there’s so much happening. Lots of backstory and foreshadowing crammed into three sentences.
I’m one-for-one on McKinley’s books (loved Deerskin, but Beauty was a letdown), and it looks like this one’s going to be the tie-breaker. I’m actually already a couple chapters in, and the worldbuilding is interesting. It all feels similar to reality, but the vampire aspect is obviously different, as are some smaller things (this world has something called the “globenet,” which seems to be just like the Internet, etc.).
Would you keep reading? What McKinley book should I read next?