Es gibt immer wieder Sätze, die ziehen einfach von der ersten Zeile an die Schuhe aus und holen mich sofort ab. Diesen möchte ich hier gerne mehr Aufmerksamkeit zukommen lassen. Keine Reihenfolge, lasst euch einfach fesseln! Falls es eine Rezension dazu gibt, ist sie verlinkt!
"The Farmer had four ordinary children, which was why the magic of the fifth came as a surprise."
~ The Drowned Woods, Emily Lloyd-Jones
"My mother once told me I was fortunate I'd never have to find where I belong."
~ Bring me your Midnight, Rachel Griffin
"When I was seven, I found a door."
~ The 10000 Doors of January, Alix Harrow
"A girl is running for her life."
~ The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E.Schwab
"There's a pirate in the basement."
~ The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern
"Even worthless things can become valuable once they become rare."
~ The Space between Worlds, Micaiah Johnson
"Children have always tumbled down rabbit holes, fallen through mirrors, been swept away unseasonal floods or carried away by tornadoes."
~ Wayward Children, Seanan McGuire
"This book is totally true, except for the parts that aren't."
~ Let's pretend this never happened, Jenny Lawson
"I accept with equanimity that you will not credit me when I tell you Mr. H married a Crow woman and had a baby with her round about the time he struck his fortune in the good blue, which is how folk used to designate Nevada silver."
~ Six-Gun Snow White, Cat Valente
"Once upon a time, a girl named September had a secret."
"Once upon a time, a girl named September told a great number of lies."
~ Fairyland Chronicles, Cat Valente
"Ich bin tot, aber es ist nicht so schlimm."
~ Mein fahler Freund, Isaac Marion
"Night fell as Death rode into the Great Library of Summershall."
~ Sorcery of Thorns, Margaret Rogerson
"Zwischen einem Schritt und dem nächsten vergesse ich alles."
~ Die sieben Tode der Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton
"There's something haunting about a body touched by magic."
~ Serpent & Dove, Shelby Mahurin
"It was the best of emails. It was the worst of emails."
~ Her Naughty Holiday, Tiffany Reisz
"A bullet ripped through the fabric of the hot air balloon, and Ada knew their whole plan had been a terrible mistake."
~ Dangerous Remedy, Kat Dunn
"The boy had not begged before he was thrown into the depths."
~ The Witch Haven, Sasha Smith
"When the murderer Gary Cobalt trotted into the Bitter Blossom, he nearly gave himself away as half-unicorn within thirty seconds."
~ Space Unicorn Blues, TJ Berry
"Death always visited me in August."
~ The Cloisters, Kathy Hays
"There were tales that only the island knew."
~ Spells for Forgetting, Adrienne Young
"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."
~ Harry Potter, J.K.Rowling
"The night before he went to London, Richard Mayhew was not enjoying himself."
~ Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman
"Shadow had done three years in prison."
~ American Gods, Neil Gaiman
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."
~ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith
"My teacher always told me that in order to save a patient you'd have to kill him first."
~ Homicide in Hardcover, Kate Carlisle
"Some years ago there was in the city of York a society of magicians."
~ Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
"When I was born, the word for what I was did not exist."
~ Circe, Madeline Miller
"Ein Leben beginnt gewöhnlich mit der Geburt - meins nicht."
~ Die 13 1/2 Leben des Käpt'n Blaubär, Walter Moers
"The Circus arrives without warning."
~ The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
"The leather-bound volume was nothing remarkable."
~ A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness
"The world was full of wild things then."
~ Hocus Pocus, A.W.Jantha
"In der Bibliothek geschahen seltsame Dinge."
~ Die Sprache der Zeit, Sven Urban
"I stiffened at the red and blue lights flashing behind me, because there was no way I could explain what was in the back of my truck."
~ Halfway to the Grave, Jeaniene Frost
"This is my favourite book though I have never read it."
"Ein Autor darf sich nichts darauf einbilden, wenn jemand einen Roman von ihm zu lesen beginnt."
~ Die Leserin, David Bielmann
"For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in town."
~ Practical Magic, Alice Hoffman