Epighraphs… They are the quotes or bits of poetry right before the story begins.
If they are well chosen, they can immediately put you in the right mindset, if not, well..
Booksandquills did a video on epigraphs on her YouTube channel and this made me look through my books to see if I could find some.
Needless to say, I found a lot but I picked three favorites plus the one from the book I’m reading right now..
This was the last book I read. Sometimes you only understand the epigraph after you read the book.
Edward Beresford Todd is Teddy’s full name. Teddy is Ursula’s brother. Ursula is the main character in this book. And Teddy actually says this at one point in the book. I love the fact that Kate Atkinson chose to quote him. He’s quite the poet so it fits perfectly.
Another epigraph that you won’t fully understand before you read the book. Sanne explains this in her video, so I won’t just copy what she said.. You’ll just have to watch the video ;).
The reason that I put it here is because, well how could I not? I love The Fault in our Stars and John Green is just so clever. He is.. I love that man!
A more somber one because the world is not a wish-granting machine… Everyone who fought in the wars saw horrible things.
The things that happen in the book are things that happened to people in real life. Nothing can surpass that..
And last but not least, the book I’m currently reading: Before I go to sleep.
The story of a woman who loses her memory every time she falls asleep. And it’s a thriller 😉 so I’m guessing that explains the epigraph?
Tadaaaaa.. Four awesome epigraphs.
I hope you enjoyed them.
If you want to look through your books, let me know which epigraphs you like best.
See you soon!