Thus, POW (Page One Wow) was born :-).
Books I love usually draw me in from the first page. Not always, but 95% of the time. They kick me in the teeth. They grab me by the shirt collar. They make me swoon, laugh, hold my breath. The books I love make me pay attention. I think POW is perfect for me as a reader (plus, it has a snappy ring to it lol!) So, I'm going to post a few lines from the first page of a book (current or past read), and say whether or not I think it has POW. Feel free to chime in!
First up: Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
"The screw through Cinder's ankle had rusted, the engraved cross marks worn to a mangled circle. Her knuckles ached from forcing the screwdriver into the joint as she struggled to loosen the screw one gritting twist after another. By the time it was extracted far enough for her to wrench free with her prosthetic steel hand, the hairline threads had been stripped clean.
Tossing the screwdriver onto the table, Cinder gripped her heel and yanked the foot from its socket. A spark singed her fingertips and she jerked away, leaving the foot to dangle from a tangle of red and yellow wires."--page 1, Cinder
What did you think?
Hope everyone had a great holiday,