Tuesday, August 16, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedwick

First Chapter Tuesday is hosted every Tuesday by Diane over at Bibiophile by the Sea. Join the fun by making your own post and linking up over at Diane's blog, or simple check it out to find more new books to read!

Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick

Roaring Brook Press, October 2016. Hardcover | Kindle | 320 pages

I actually just finished this, but I really felt like sharing it because of how gorgeous the writing is

First paragraph:

"Once upon a time, beyond the sunrise, halfway to the moon, and so very far away it would make your feet weep to think about it, lies a land vast in size. From where we sit, on the far edge of history, we can see across Time itself, and yet this land is so big we struggle to see all of it at once.
Nevertheless, here it is: Here's a river as wide as a sea, and into it flows a stream as wide as a river. In summer salmon leap through the cool fresh water, in winter the ice is as thick as a house is tall."

What do you think? Would you keep reading? (And feel free to join in and make your own post!)
If you're enticed by this chapter, be sure to check out the full synopsis on Goodreads!

*Excerpt taken from the novel itself; I do claim to own any part of the excerpt.


  1. The writing did sweep me up and draw me in. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “LEAVE ME”

  2. Oh wow, not familar with this one so -- thanks for posting.

  3. The narrative flows and I like retelling fairy tales. Sounds like a good one!