"Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood." Rick Rioddan, The Lightning Theif.
"Kendra stared out the side window of the SUV, watching foliage blur past." Brandon Mull, Fablehaven.
"Night lay upon the forest." Erin Hunter, Midnight (Warriors: The New Prophecy, Book 1).
"If someone had asked Jared Grace what jobs his brother and sister would have when they grew up, he would have had no trouble replying." Diterlizzi and Black, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 1.
"The sign in the front of St. Barnaby's Home for the Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost read CRUSINNG THE SPIRIT OF CHILDHOOD SINCE 1898." Matt Myklusch, The Accidental Hero.
"As of today, there are only seven children who have ever read this book and lived to tell about it." Jennifer A. Nielsen, Elliot and the Goblin War.
"A thief is a lot like a wizard." Sarah Prineas, The Magic Thief.
"You ready for this?" Bryan Chick, The Secret Zoo.
"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much." J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
"The girl was shaken awake." John Stephens, The Emerald Atlas.
"It was early morning on Saturday, the sixteenth of December, the first day of the Christmas holidays." Linda Buckley-Archer, The Time Travelers.