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.