For Book Beginnings, Rose City Reader invites us to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
When I heard Bea chant the words it was as if little insects were crawling in under my spine, ready to change it. I was going to crack and bend, become something other. Our temples were sweating under our masks but we didn't take them off. It felt like they had become part of our skins.
I am currently powering through the whole North East Teenage Book Award shortlist, and out of all of the books this is probably the one I've been looking forward to the most.
I like this beginning, it's creepy and mysterious and it makes me want to read on. I only picked the book up today, so I'm not sure if it will live up to my expectations, but it's had amazing reviews and so many people have recommended it. I want to know what The Accident Season is, how the characters react to such a thing and how it impacts upon a family dynamic.
Also, the main character's name is Cara. And that's pretty similar to Cora.