Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ The Elite

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring The Elite by Kiera Cass. This scene takes place at a party that the Elite are attending between American and some relatives of the Italian princess. {pg. 180-181}

The Elite (The Selection, #2)

“This is delicious!” Orabella cried, raising her glass of wine.
“We’re glad you like it,” I replied, worrying that I was coming across as too shy. They were so loud when they talked.
“You must have some!” she insisted. I hadn’t had anything to drink since Halloween, and I wasn’t very fond of alcohol in the first place. I didn’t want to be rude, though, so I took the glass she handed me and sipped.
It was incredible. Champagne was all bubbles; but the deep, red wine had several flavors overlapping, each coming to the forefront in its own time.
“Mmmm.” I sighed.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The A to Z of You and Me

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring The A to Z of You and Me by James Hannah. Chef Jef is trying to get Ivo’s breakfast order and Sheila is attempting to help in this scene. {pg. 7}

The A to Z of You and Me

“I tell you what,” says Sheila to me, “how about if we get you something simple, and you can see how you feel when it gets here? I’d like you to eat something this morning, even if it’s only a couple of bites. How about something soft and easy, like scrambled eggs?”
I can’t answer. I don’t want anything.
“Yeah? Scrambled eggs?” Jef is looking at me brightly.
“How about that?” says Sheila. “Or poached? Or fried?”
“I don’t do fried,” says Jef.
“Oh no, course! Well, scrambled then? Or poached?”
I can’t answer this.
“I’d like you to have something. It’ll get your strength up, and maybe everything won’t look so gloomy, will it?”
So.
They’re waiting.
“Poached.”
“Poached?”
I nod.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The Masked City

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman. This scene takes place while Kai is imprisoned. {pg. 159}

The Masked City (The Invisible Library, #2)

Kai woke to the taste of brandy, and swallowed on reflex before the thought of poison crossed his mind.
The dreadful constant pressure and burn of chaos had gone. For the moment, that thought dominated all others. The cold stone and cool metal against his skin were gentle caresses by comparison, and the drag on his arms was unimportant. He was able to think clearly again, to perceive, to reason.
Someone was supporting him and holding his head up, tilting the flask of brandy against his lips. Kai let his eyes flicker open for a fraction of a second, just long enough to see who it was and where they were.

Thirsty Thursdays & Hungry Hearts~ Lola and the Boy Next Door

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. In this scene Lola is on a date with Max {pg. 45}

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)

“That’s your last warning,” I say. “And you just bought my burrito.”
“Extra guacamole.” He seals his promise with a deep kiss as my phone rings. Andy.
My face flushes. “Sorry.”
He turns away in frustration but says softly, “Don’t be.”
I tell Andy we’re already at the restaurant, and we’ve just been walking around. I’m pretty sure he buys it. The mood killed, Max and I choose a place only a block away. It has green saguaro lights in the window and papier-mache parrots hanging from the ceiling. Max lives in the Mission, the neighborhood beside mine, which has no shortage of amazing Mexican restaurants.
The waiter brings us salty chips and extra-hot salsa, and I tell Max about school, which starts again in three days….

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The BFG

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring The BFG by Roald Dahl. The BFG fills Sophie in on what he eats in this scene. {pg. 48}

The BFG

“But if you don’t eat people like all the others,” Sophie said, “then what do you live on?”
“That is a squelching tricky problem around here,” the BFG answered. “In this sloshflunking Giant Country, happy eats like pineapples and pigwinkles is simply not growing. Nothing is growing except for one extremely icky-poo vegetable, It is called the snozzcumber.”
“The snozzcumber!” cried Sophie. “There’s no such thing.”
The BFG looked at Sophie and smiled, showing about twenty of his square white teeth. “Yesterday,” he daid, “we was not believing in giants was we? Today we is not believing in snozzcumbers. Just because we happen not to have actually seen something with our own two little winkles, we think it is not existing. What about for instance the great squizzly scotch-hopper?”

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The 5th Wave

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. In this scene, Cassie has recently met Evan in the forest.

The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1)

“It kills me,” I sob. “The way he trusted. Like the way we trusted before they came and blew the whole goddamned world apart. Trusted that when it got dark there would be light. Trusted that when you wanted a fucking strawberry Frappuccino you could plop your ass in the car, drive down the street, and get yourself a fucking straberry Frappuccino! Trusted…”
His other hand finds my cheek, and he wipes away my tears with his thumb. The chocolate scent overwhelms me as he bends over and whispers in my ear, “No, Cassie. No, no, no.”

“Cassie, it’s going to be okay,” he whispers into my ear, chocolate breath.
When I wake up the next morning, there’s a Hershey’s Kiss sitting on the table beside me.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ The Winner’s Kiss

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski. This scene involves Kestrel, imprisoned in the mines. {pg. 28-29}

The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)

She tried to eat and drink as little as she could get away with. She remembered the guard’s words… until, in fact, she no longer remembered them and avoided full meals simply out of the awareness that the drugged food changed her and she didn’t like it. She’d tip her bowl of soup out onto the muddy prison yard when no one was looking. She crumbled bread and let it fall from her hands.
Still, she was hungry. She was thirsty. Sometimes, she ignored her nagging worry and filled her belly.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Tempting Fate

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring Tempting Fate by Jane Green. This exchange takes place between Gabby and her teenage daughter Olivia.{pg. 106}

Tempting Fate

“There’s nothing for me to eat,” she says belligerent, as Gabby slides her out of the way to point out the cheese, the yogurts, the fruit.
“I don’t want fruit.”
“So have a yogurt.”
“I don’t eat yogurt. I’m vegan.”
“What?” Gabby stares at her. “Since when?”
Olivia shrugs. “I’ve been avoiding meat for a while. I just decided today to go completely vegan.”
“Great,” Gabby says, not unsarcastically. “What am I supposed to feed you?”
“Vegetables. Salads. Gluten-free pasta. Quinoa.”
“Eggs?”
“No. Nothing from an animal.”
“Cheese?”
“No. Dairy products are the worst.”
Gabby sighs dramatically. “What am I supposed to do with the macaroni and cheese I made for dinner tonight?” She suppresses a smile as Olivia pauses, her mother’s homemade macaroni and cheese being her favorite food in the world.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Stars of Fortune

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts. This scene features four of the six guardians. They have recently met and are gearing up for what’s to come. {pg. 62-63}

Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1)

“I’ll be more relaxed with food and wine.”
Sasha hunted up a corkscrew while Riley poked through an enormous refrigerator. “Big pantry over there– you could live in it. And a vegetable garden outside we’re to harvest from. We’ll work out some sort of divvying for the yard work. And the chickens. The coop’s out behind the garden.”
Riley sliced from a big round brown bread. “That’s a commercial stove,” she added , “which means I’m not going near it.
Though she couldn’t wait to try it out, Sasha decided to keep that to herself before Riley decided she was full captain of the kitchen again.
“The men wanted beer. Is there beer?”
Riley jerked a thumb at the refrigerator, and switched from slicing bread to slicing tomatoes.

Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts~ Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend

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I’m participating in Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts, hosted by Lexxie over at {un}Conventional Book Views again this week.

What is Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts? Well here’s a description from Lexxie’s site:

The idea of this feature is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Each week there is a link-up for the current post so that it’s easy to find other participants as well.

This week I am featuring Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn. This scene takes place between Gemma and her family in their kitchen. {pg. 139}

Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge, #1)

“Oh?” Bruce asked, brushing cupcake crumbs off his hands. “What did you do? Like, typical teen things? And what, exactly were they?”

“What is this?” my dad asked, looking around the kitchen. “Did you bake these?”
“I did.” I said. “These were cupcakes for a friend, until Bruce–” Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Rosie’s hand dart out and grab a cupcake from the other side of the sentence. “Rosie!” I cried, hovering protectively over the remaining ones. Honestly I had expected more from her.
“Sorry, Gem,” Rosie said, taking a bite out of what I now saw was the E at the end of “Hallie.” “But you can’t just leave cupcakes out and not expect us to eat them. Your dad understands.”
I whipped around to see my dad with a cupcake halfway to his mouth.