Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Firsts: Rippler by Cidney Swanson

Friday Firsts is a meme, hosted by Allison from The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.
  • Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
  • Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph. (If you want to use 2-3 sentences, that is okay but limit it to the very beginning.)
  • Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
  • Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
  • Come back to this blog post, hosted on and add your comment to the post.

Rippler (The Ripple Series, #1)
"The screaming was the first clue that I'd turned invisible again."

Cidney Swanson

I'm about halfway through this book at the moment, but I remember that this first sentence drew me in right away! Even though this is a genre that I don't usually read, I'm really enjoying it so far! I can't wait to see how this book will end!

Synopsis (from

Samantha Ruiz has a freak gene that makes her turn invisible, or ripple. She can't control it, and it's getting word. Afraid of becoming a lab-rat, Sam keeps her ability secret, until fellow runner Will Baker sees her vanish into thin air. Will promises secrecy and help, and Sam begins to fall in love. 
Together, the two discover there are worse things than being scientific curiosity. Someone's been killing people who possess Sam's gene. A mysterious man from France sends letters that offer hope for safety, but also reveal a sinister connection with Nazi experiments. The more time Sam spends with Will, the less she can imagine life without him. When Sam uncovers Secrets from her past, She must choose between keeping Will in her life or keeping Will safe.

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