The Book Game: Part 2

Once again my relatives were over and we played the Book Game (see previous post). We didn’t have a lot of time, so we only played three rounds. I’m happy to say that I won the game with two correct guesses, and three extra points for each time someone chose one of my sentences. This time I saved all the sentences, so if you’d like to play along, try to guess the real first sentence for each book below. The answers are at the end. Click on a book to read about it on Amazon (or even buy it if you want).

The Great Escape

Lucy Jorik is a champ at never embarrassing the family she adores—not surprising since her mother is one of the most famous women in the world. But now Lucy has done just that. And on her wedding day, no less, to the most perfect man she’s ever known.

Instead of saying “I do” to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy flees the church in an ill-fitting blue choir robe and hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle plastered with offensive bumper stickers. She’s flying into the unknown with a rough-looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn’t be more foreign to her privileged existence.

Sentences:

  1. It began as though it was a day destined by fate to be perfect.
  2. Lucy couldn’t breathe.
  3. Today was Lucy’s wedding day, and it was the happiest day of her life.
  4. Her eyes blinked open to start her perfect day.
  5. Lucy’s heart was racing, almost as fast as the motorcycle she’d escaped on, leaving behind her doting family, irresistible fiancé, and perfect life.

Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Four)


(I hope you’re sitting down for this one.)

Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.

But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shapeshifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.

Sentences:

  1. The best trick I ever pulled off was watching myself die.
  2. He knew it was a bad idea to trust that creature.
  3. Atticus could sense a change in the weather.
  4. Atticus saw the early light bathe the morning mist until he noticed something new—the mist was red.
  5. It was a minor deception, one that Atticus had perfected a thousand years ago.

I, Michael Bennett

Detective Michael Bennett arrests an infamous Mexican crime lord in a deadly chase that leaves Bennett’s lifelong friend Hughie McDonough dead. From jail, the prisoner vows to rain epic violence down upon New York City-and to get revenge on Michael Bennett.

To escape the chaos, Bennett takes his ten kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, on a much-needed vacation to his family’s cabin near Newburgh, New York. But instead of the calm and happy town he remembers from growing up, they step into a nightmare worse than they could have ever imagined. Newburgh is an inferno of warring gangs, and there’s little the police-or Bennett-can do to keep the children safe.

Sentences:

  1. The muffled lullaby should have been comforting, but it was not.
  2. The thought of a stiff drink, enjoyed in solitude, was all that kept Michael from pulling the car over.
  3. I thought I had more time.
  4. Starting to gasp as she climbed the increasingly steep slope of the tangled hiking trail, Mary Catherine was about to take a breather when the tree line opened.
  5. “If we try this, we need some changes here—let’s start with bulletproof locks.”

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Have you made all your guesses? Answers are below!

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Answers:

The Great Escape: 2

Tricked: 1 (#3 was mine; it scored me two extra points. Did it fool you? Sometimes this game is about subtlety.)

I, Michael Bennett: 4

How did you do? Let me know in the comments!