Book Beginnings on Friday (05/13/ 2011)

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“The demon exploded in a shower of ichor and guts.”

From: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices 1)by Cassandra Clare This is a pretty standard sounding first line for paranormal/supernatural0 stuff.  It is the first line from the Prologue.  However, the first lines from the first chapter is what got me.

”The Sisters would like to see you in their chambers, Miss Gray.”
Tessa set the book she had been reading down on the bed-side table, and turned to see Miranda standing in the doorway of her small room-just as she did at this time every day, delivering the same message she delivered every day. In a moment Tessa would ask her to wait in the corridor, and Miranda would leave the room. Ten minutes later she’d return and say the same thing again. If Tessa didn’t come obediently after a few of these attempts, Miranda would seize her and drag her, kicking and screaming, down the stairs to the hot, stinking room where the Dark Sisters waited.”