Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sentence Sneak Peek - Cryer's Cross

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann

The first sentence from each chapter of Cryer's Cross, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

*I received this galley from the Simon & Schuster Galley Grab program.
*Spoilers are highlighted :)

"Everything changes when Tiffany Quinn disappears."

"In September when school starts again, Kendall arrives as she always does, the first one to the one-room high school, except for old Mr. Greenwood, the part-time janitor, who retreats to his basement hideout whenever students are around."

"After practice Kendall follows Marlena to the tiny girls' locker room, which is more of a lean-to against the school building than anything else."

"At home Kendal throws her backpack onto the big oak kitchen table."

"In the morning Kendall rises at six."

"The first week of school nears an end."

"Kendall wakes up to the doorbell ringing."

"They find the car."

"By early morning the national news networks pick it up."

"After a week of chaos the local search for Nico Cruz ends."

"Kendall sits in silence as Mrs. Fletcher drives her to Hector's ranch."

"She doesn't want to get up today."

"Somehow she makes it through to lunch, when she gets a chance to straighten the curtain and the desks."

"He's early."

"When Kendall and Jacián get to school, she senses it, and a shiver goes down her spine—something's off."

"By mid-October, Kendall is stuck in a loop of depressing thoughts that won't leave her."

"In the morning the ride to school is awkward and silent."

"She stares at Nico's desk all morning, butterflies in her stomach."

"He's alone in the morning in the pouring rain."

"The sun shines again."

"Saturday dawns clear."

"All night Kendall dreams about the desk and Nico."

"Kendall goes to sleep thinking about Jacián, but at night her dreams are about Nico again, urgently trying to contact her through the desk."

"She stumbles as she tries to slide through the slit she made in the ivy and vines between rusted iron rungs."

"It is still dark when the dirt stirs."

"In the morning it rains."

"It's pneumonia, probably some dirt inhaled into her lungs, and the cold rain didn't help."

"She told the sheriff that she didn't remember anything, only that she felt like she'd been drugged, not in control of her actions."

"She's nervous her first day going back to school."


  1. I love the mood in a lot of these sentences, some of them are just gorgeous. "She stumbles as she tries to slide through the slit she made in the ivy and vines between rusted iron rungs" is especially lovely.

    Hm, present tense... that's such a difficult thing to work with. I look forward to your review!

  2. @Susan, Thanks, I'll have the review up tomorrow. Yeah the present tense of the review really adds to the creepy atmosphere and tension. The book is a really great ghost story that leaves you wondering in the end what could happen next.


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