15 July 2011

First Words: Something Very Wrong

"There's something very wrong with me. I can't remember who I am or how old I am, or even how I got here. All I know is that when I wake up, I could be any age or anyone, all over again. It is always this way." ~ Mercy by Rebecca Lim
So I will admit, I wasn't sure about this book when I won it over at Confessions of a Book Addict. But when the booked arrived today and I cracked it open to find these opening lines, I got sucked in. And now for another confession...I couldn't help thinking of 50 First Dates when I first read these lines.

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56 comments :

  1. Wow! I just got pretty sucked into it too. Great opening.

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  2. Congats on your win. This definitely sounds intriguing. Hope you enjoy :)

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  3. the opening also reminds me of groundhog day.

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  4. That's a great opening! Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  5. I thought of the film Groundhog Day too. Very interesting start to a story, enjoy your book. And thank you for visiting Fresh Ink Books.

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  6. That is a very promising opener....thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  7. Loving the lines Juju...I see why they sucked you in, but I can't help but have it nag at my brain as well. Reminds me of a book I read not so ago called ABITHICA. Happy reading in any case! ^_^

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  8. That is a captivating opening line.

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  9. I'm so glad you got the book! It does remind me of 50 First Dates- ha! I hope you enjoy it--can't wait to read your thoughts on it!

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  10. I'm hooked . . .
    did you get moved?

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  11. You're right - it is sort of like 50 first Dates. Haha
    Great quote!

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  12. I would have been to with opening lines like that.

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  13. Yes, reminiscent of the movie (good one, too). I would be hooked on these first lines. Hope you continue to enjoy...

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  14. That was my immediate first thought as well JuJu. Congratulations on the win. Books for free.99 are always GREAT!

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  15. Oh! I'll be looking forward to your review, especially since I've been on the fence about this one as well.

    Love 50 First Dates! :o)

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  16. That is a great book beginning & I loved 50 First Dates :)

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  17. Great first lines! I really want to read this one!

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  18. I was just thinking about 50 First Dates when I read that synopsis. Those opening lines are definitely something that will pull you in!

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  19. LOVE that opening! Now I'm off to add that book to my growing wishlist!

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  20. hehe DEFINITELY reminiscent of 50 First Dates! Really cool, I love checking out the first lines of books, you gotta think how much the author puts into thinking about them, eh? thanks for sharing!

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  21. First lines are so captivating! ;-)

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  22. I agree, talk about good opening line :D

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  23. Great quote! I'm curious about this one! :)

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  24. Hi babe!!! Missed you! Just got back from the Vaca.
    How is the moving going? Need any help? I'm off for the summer, LOL.
    I love "50 First Dates"!!!! I cry every time I watch it!
    I think the book sounds interesting.

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  25. Glad to hear you are enjoying this one! :)

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  26. Not only did I think of 50 First Dates, but a book I read recently, SJ Watson's Before I Go To Sleep, which was really good!

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  27. I can totally see why. Look forward to your review

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  28. That's a great opening! I wonder how similar to 50 First Dates the rest of it'll be... I'm guessing not very, going by the cover!

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  29. Ha! 50 First Dates...that's totally what I thought of too.

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  30. Very intriguing first lines. I would have gotten hooked too.

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  31. It sounds so familiar to me but I do not think I've read it. Hmmm.... I wonder what it reminds me of!

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  32. Omg, yes 50 First Dates is such a cute movie, one of my favs. I am already sucked in. Congrats on your win.

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  33. awww!! this sounds really interesting, i'm glad you like it!

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  34. That does sound enthralling! I know exactly what you mean! I picked up the new Debbie Macomber book yesterday morning and didn't put it down until I was done. (I really should have gotten some housework done :)!! )

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  35. POwerful lines. I'd be sucked in too.

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  36. I've heard good things about this book, I'm hoping to make time for it sometime soon:) Love those opening lines, they would suck me in too!

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  37. It def. sounds like that Drew Barrymore in that movie. ;)

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  38. Those opening lines easily sucked me in. You've won a great book it seems.

    Thanks for blogging by!

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  39. That is a great opening! Sounds like an intriguing story :)

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  40. I loved this book - I'm glad you're enjoying it, too! :)

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  41. Great opening line! I have this book for review. I've been hesitant cause for a while it felt like angel overload. But I think I'll give it a shot! Hope you're enjoying it :)

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  42. Just checkin' in on how you doin' hun! Take care!!

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  43. That would be so weird to not know LOL Sounds like a fun read.

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  44. If I remember right, this is a part of a trilogy, correct? (Hi, Juju!)

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  45. I read Mercy and I'll be reading Exile, the second book, while on holiday. I really liked Mercy! It's not perfect, but the end will stay with you.
    PaulaSHx
    www.paulashx-bookreviews.com

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  46. It DOES sounds like 50 First Dates! I hope you're enjoying it.

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  47. Its sounds great and I love the cover too! I am such a sucker for a beautiful cover!

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  48. I loved Mercy, I'm actually currently reading the sequel :)

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  49. Play the Glad Game and look forward to another day for a second chance ;)

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  50. I totally thought 50 First Dates too! haha! I wasn't sure about this book either, but I think I'm going to try it out if only the first couple lines are that amazing!

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  51. Wow, that IS a really good opening.

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  52. VV & Sandra: Yes! Good catch!

    Kaye: I did darling yes. Thank you for asking. Now there is just one more room to go.

    Walltowall: I've missed you too! How was vacay? Moving went well. We're almost all done and I'm not happily awaiting fall. And so happy to live somewhere that actually has fall. You're right 50 First Dates is SO good.

    Helen & GMR: I've never heard of that. I must look it up.

    Gina Hott: Oooo the newest one?

    Julie: Don't fret. It is SO different from normal angels.

    Heather Zundel: Why yes it is you clever girl!

    Paula: Yes! Exactly. It isn't perfect but it does stick with you.

    Blueice: Brilliant! How's it going?

    All: Thank you so much for commenting and popping by.

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