Sunday, September 05, 2010

Waiting for January

I received an email from a Publisher's Weekly the other day with the subject line: "Best First Chapter You'll Ever Read."

 Ok, I thought.  I'll bite.  I downloaded the PDF and read the first chapter of the YA book, "Across the Universe" by Beth Revis.  Wow. 

 This won't be coming out until 1/11/11, darn it.  I'm looking forward to it.

I've attached it for your convenience.

Now, whether that's REALLY the best first chapter you'll ever read is debatable.  But it was pretty darn good, in my humble opinion.


  1. Interesting. I don't know about best I've ever read certainly. maybe not in the top 100, but decent.

  2. Maybe not the best ever, but packed full of all the things that make me interested in the book when it's available.

  3. I'm really looking forward to this book - and feel a little bad for the author because you know the backlash that is likely to happen from the publicity of it being claimed "the best first chapter ever."

    Nevertheless, I still thought it was really good.


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