Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sentence Sneak Peek - Anna Dressed in Blood

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

The first sentence from each chapter of Anna Dressed in Blood, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* All first sentences are from a finished copy that I received from Tor|Forge Books
* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

"The grease-slicked hair is a dead giveaway—no pun intended."

"It's after midnight when I park the Rally Sport in our driveway."

"The scenery changed fast once we crossed over into Canada, and I'm looking out the window at miles of rolling hills covered in forest."

"Would you rather be a Trojan or a tiger?"

"From what I can gather, Sir Winston Churchill Colle-giate & Vocational is just about like any high school I was ever at in the United States."

"I let Thomas drive me home."

"We leave the falls and drive back toward Thunder Bay, coasting beneath amber streetlights and going too fast through blurred traffic signals."


"When Will and Chase get to the football field, they find Thomas and me sacked out on the bleachers, staring at the sky."

"I'm staring up at Anna's house again."

"My mom lets me sleep through most of the day, and when she finally wakes me up it's to tell me she's brewed a bath of tea leaves, lavender, and belladonna."

"I wake up covered in sweat."

"Carmel won't stop chattering at me as we stomp quickly down the gravel of Anna's unkempt driveway."

"My mom and I sit in her car on the edge of the school parking lot, watching buses roll in and unload, spilling students onto the sidewalk to rush in through the doors."

"The house is waiting."

"Behind me I hear a thud, and I turn away from the scene, grateful for the distraction."

"Is this what I wanted?"

"The images before me may as well be news footage played on mute."

"Since Anna has been free, I haven't been able to sleep."

"What do we do?"

"I'd like to leave now."

"The sensation is something like staying underwater for too long."

"A more ramshackle operation I've never seen."

Epilogue - "You wouldn't think that people would believe that we all got so incredibly beat up—in so many interesting ways—from a bear attack."

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