Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages. How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading. Don’t forget to include the title and the author so others will what you’re reading. Optional: Share your thoughts about the lines (did you like them?). Post your link on the hostess’s blog.
I didn’t realize he was a werewolf at first. My nose isn’t at its best when surrounded by axle grease and burnt oil — and it’s not like there are a lot of stray werewolves running around. — Moon Called (Patricia Briggs)
My thoughts: This is a very good beginning. Right off, the reader knows the speaker (Mercy Thompson) can tell someone is a werewolf by smell (normally, anyway). It also means there’s something special about Mercy as well, and that she must work around cars. The reader can assume, by the wording, that the person she’s referring to really is a werewolf, as Mercy herself soon learns.