Tuesday, September 13, 2016

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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!

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)
Greenwillow Books, July 2016. Hardcover | Kindle | 464 pages

First paragraph:

"The night Kate Harker decided to burn down the school chapel, she wasn’t angry or drunk. She was desperate.
Burning down the church was really a last resort; she’d already broken a girl’s nose, smoked in the dormitories, cheated on her first exam, and verbally harassed three of the nuns. But no matter what she did, St. Agnes Academy kept forgiving her. That was the problem with Catholic schools. They saw her as someone to be saved.
But Kate didn’t need salvation; she simply needed out."*

just finished This Savage Song and it was such a thrilling book. The monsters, worldbuilding, and character development are all outstanding, and I felt compelled to make this my First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro for today!

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. I've been noticing this book for a while, and now I am definitely curious. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “ALL THE UGLY & WONDERFUL THINGS”

  2. This one looks interesting. I went and read the blurb and I'll be watching for it at my library. Sounds like one I'd enjoy! Thanks!

  3. This does sound like fun Jordan and I'd certainly keep reading after that opening - I want to know why she needed out!

  4. I am glad you enjoyed this one, as it really does sound good. I like opening you shared. Someday I will read something by this author--I'm determined!

  5. This looks intriguing although not my usual genre. Glad you enjoyed it. Happy Reading!

  6. YES!! I have this book but sadly haven't even opened it yet.