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15 April 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile By The Sea.

This is how it works: Write down either the first paragraph of a book your are currently reading / intending to read or read in the past and share with us. I do like a good opening!

My current read is a book called Watchers of the Night by Matthew Keith (Book One of The Watchers). This is a YA novel about a High School boy with an extraordinary gift -he can leave his body at night and go anywhere and hear/see anything without being seen. I've almost finished it and couldn't put it down! 

The muted glow of street lamps and stop lights shone down on a main intersection of small-town southern America. It was late, well past midnight. the streets were nearly empty of traffic, which only served to accentuate the oddity of the lone figure sitting motionlessly on a bench at one of the four corners. He sat with his head bowed and his hands in his laps, never bothering to look up when cars passed. It was a bench he visited often, and always at night. On rare occasions, people would pass by on foot. Even more infrequently, they would stop and sit with him. At such times, he treated those passers-by and tourists-to-his-bench with the same indifference as the cars on the street, knowing that any attempt to acknowledge them would be ignored anyway. 

I think the opening is probably not the strongest, but the story starts properly within the next few pages. 

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should be reading. 
These are the rules  :
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From Watchers of the Night:

"It's the same every night. I know this is a dream. Not like one of those dreams  where you wake up from and think man that was crazy. Not even close. Everything's to normal."


Of course, that no-one ever spoke to him was definitely a red flag, too. And if he was being completely honest with himself, not being spoken to really was the worst part. It was like he wasn't there, and no matter how hard he tried, people just looked right through him. 

So, do you think this book could be for you?

Full review to come later this week.