Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Share the first sentence (or so) of a book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts and impressions about the sentence or book. Remember to include the title of the book and the author AND link up at the Rose City Reader
Everyone my age remembers where they were and what they were doing when they first heard about the contest. I was sitting in my hideout watching cartoons when the news bulletin broke in on my video feed, announcing that James Halliday had died during the night.
I can't pinpoint why, I just have a feeling I'm really going to like reading this book. The opener in the prologue sparks a few questions: what exactly is the contest? why are they in a hideout? who is James Halliday? ...he sounds very important-- his death a turning point in not only the speaker's life, but many others.
I wasn't supposed to start this book because I've been reading a certain fantasy book (I won't mention the title) for a long time now , but I couldn't help myself.