First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil


Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Introsto share the first paragraph sometimes two, of a book that she’s reading or planning to read soon.

The house is a single-storey, chipped white weatherboard, and stand on the edge of a dusty road. It’s set on stilts, unusual for around here, with a rickety staircase leading to the doors. French windows open onto a verandah, dappled by eucalypts and crammed with tables. In my sketchpad, I’ve always managed to make the house look adorable, in an Oklahoma! meets Smallville sort of way. In reality? It kinda looks like it should be harbouring survivalists hoarding Spam and toilet paper and stuff.

But it’s beautiful. And it’s my favourite place in the universe.

cinnamon-girlThe Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil

Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery, and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends.

The only problem is she’s overlooked a few teeny details:

Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared.
And the boy who has been her best friend since forever has suddenly gone off the rails.
And even her latest comic-book creation is misbehaving.

Also, the world might be ending – which is proving to be awkward.

As Doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba’s life is thrown into chaos. Whatever happens next, it’s the end of the world as she knows it. But when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.

Based on this intro, would you read more or pass on this book?

I saw this cover. I read the title. And I’m in luuurveee… Needless to say, I’ve very high expectations! I hope this going to be a fabulous read. Please note, however, the target audience is 12-15 y.o.


11 thoughts on “First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil

  1. Margot @ Joyfully Retired

    I like both the first paragraph and the blurb, but what’s driving me to check this further is your own enthusiasm for the book. I also love books in this age group and graphic novels. I’m off to reserve a copy on my library’s web site. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tien Post author

      oooh, how exciting to influence other people’s reads 🙂 I hope you like as much as I currently am!

  2. suzanna

    I wasn’t in love with the into until it got to the Spam hoarding bit and then I wanted to read more. Hope it carries on in that style.
    Great share.


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