[First Paragraph] Lilac Attack (The Ultra Violets, #3) by Sophie Bell


"But we just had a party!"

With an impish grin, Scarlet Louise Jones pounded her bare feet in pretend protest across the floorboards of Club Very UV, performing an African Agbekor warrior dance. Which was befitting, becausing [sic] she was both the dancer and the fighter of the Ultra Violets.

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly book blog meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea in which participants share the first paragraph or two of a book they're planning to read soon!

Now, I really like the Ultra Violets series... but hello, typo within the first two paragraphs! It took me a second to be sure, because this series does like its wordplay, but there's no way I can figure that makes "becausing" a joke rather than a mistake. How no one caught the mistake--on the very first page, at that!--is beyond me, and holy hell would I be horrified to open up a published copy of my novel and find that kind of error! Yikes.

(But, seriously, these books are good! Check out my review of the first in the series over here.)

What about you? Does this opening make you want to read the rest of the book? If not, how would you improve it? Let me know in the comments below, and tune in next Tuesday for another book's first paragraph!

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