“He was a book, and he was holding his final pages, and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went, and he didn’t want it to be over.”
“What a strange constellation they all were.”
“The head is too wise. The heart is all fire.”
“I don’t care to be pretty,” Blue shot back hotly, “I care to look on the outside like I look on the inside.”
“No homework. I got suspended,” Blue replied.
“Get the fuck out,” Ronan said, but with admiration. “Sargent, you asshole.”
Blue reluctantly allowed him to bump fists with her as Gansey eyed her meaningfully in the rearview mirror.
― Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King
Just a few of my favorite quotes from this book. 💙 It has the perfect balance of amusing-to-poetic writing. I can’t possibly pick under 5 favorites.
Review to come soon!
Hello, blog peeps!
I’m realizing, while looking at my stats for this blog, that I haven’t been posting very regularly on here. Which I feel badly about. I guess I’ve just been so busy with life stuff that I sort of forget how many days go between posts. Time flies when you’re having fun, and sometimes when you’re not. 😉
Anyway, to make up for it, I’m posting two reviews in one! I also thought this might be a bit easier for everyone, since the two books I’m reviewing are the second and third books in a series: The Raven Cycle. I reviewed the first book in this series, The Raven Boys, a couple weeks ago after finishing it in just a couple days. You can read that review here. Since then, I’ve marathoned the next two books, The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue (click the titles to view their Goodreads pages). And if you know me at all, you know I can fly through a series when I’m enjoying it. My bookish friends have told me that The Raven Cycle is like a black hole that’s sucking me in. And maybe it is. But through all the fangirl feelings, shipping, and browsing the internet for fan-art and tumblr posts, I’ve been enjoying the ride into oblivion.
“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”
– Marie Lu, Legend
I’m working through my first breakup, with my boyfriend of 7 years. Even though it’s really hard, and hurting another person is the worst feeling ever, I know it’s the right thing to do. I know we’ll both be happier in the end, after the pain lessens. So, I’m just looking for some quotes to remind me of that fact. That life goes on. It’ll get easier. If you have a good quote for a breakup, share it with me! I could use it 😉
So, yeah, I kind of wanted to claw her face off and spit in her skull.
Graphic much? Straitlaced Ali piped up.
Not graphic enough, Bloodthirsty Ali quipped.
Hello, new personalities. So nice to meet you.
― Gena Showalter, The Queen of Zombie Hearts
I totally adore the sassy and original way this series is written! Definitely check out the first book in this series, Alice in Zombieland. It’s one of my new favorites for sure. 💙 Here is the link to the Goodreads page, and here is the link to my book review.
He loves so wholly. It is his nature. He blinks, then tries to find the right response. “I-” he stumbles. “I’m so afraid, June. So afraid of what might happen to-” I put two fingers against his lips to hush him. “Fear makes you stronger,” I whisper. Before I can stop myself, I put my hands on his face and press my mouth to his.
― Marie Lu, Champion
I feel that this series is not rated highly enough or hyped enough. I adore all three books. I read each in one sitting. And that takes a lot for me, because I’m usually a busy human. 😉
Here is the link to the Goodreads page of the first book in this trilogy, Legend by Marie Lu. Go read about it and then just read it.
“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 Philosopher’s Stone
This quote makes chills run up my spine, it’s so magical. The sentence that started it all 💙
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
How I feel about all the books I read. 💙
“Isn’t that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?”
― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Curse