Thursday Quotables~ The One

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Kiera Cass’s The One.

The One (The Selection, #3)

1

You are my most valuable asset, not her. If we lose you, we lose everything.”

2

I told myself I was crazy. Of course this was home. It was just the unfamiliarity of how this was unfolding. Everyone was here, even Kota. But Dad was gone, so it was only natural that it wouldn’t seem quite right.

3

“I do intend on giving you things, but that’s not what I mean. I’m going to love you more than any man has ever loved a woman, more than you ever dreamed you could be loved. I promise you that.”

4

We moved quickly to the end of the short hallway, and the first thing I noticed was the bright sun coming  through the window. Didn’t the sky know the world was falling apart? How could the sun shine today?

5

There we were, two little spots of light growing together, inseparable.

Thursday Quotables~ Face the Fire

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Nora Roberts’s Face the Fire.

Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island, #3)

1

Let her go, his mind ordered. Just let her go. If this is fate, it can’t be beaten. Shouldn’t be, for the good of the whole, fought against.

2

Let go. Just let go, and you won’t be alone. It’s so hard to be alone.

3

Once he’d realized he wanted the hotel, the rest was a matter of patience, canniness, and careful strategy. It had been important not to let his father know that the Magick Inn was the single family asset he coveted.

4

In-the-gut happy, she mused, and sighed. How many people were, when it came right down to it? Wasn’t it just as important to be satisfied, fulfilled, successful? And wasn’t it essential to any level of happiness to feel in control of your life?

Thursday Quotables~ Gemina

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Amy Kaufman’s and Jay Kristoff’s Gemina.

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

1

“These people must think I’m an idiot.” And then the wolves come. And they eat him. And they drink his beer.

2

And though he keeps on speaking, it doesn’t seem she hears him. That was his moment, his last chance not to betray her– and she heard what she dreaded. Her mouth tightens like she’s taken a blow to the gut– hope dies hard– and then she’s moving…

3

Jesus… He said it felt like someone threw a rainbow at his head. Ella said it sounded like he’d gone across the horizon, but… he said he could still see the station…

Thursday Quotables~ Stars of Fortune

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Nora Roberts’s Stars of Fortune.

Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1)

1

Annika applauded, then hunched, crossing her arms over her chest. “I’m apol–sorry.”
“Not at all.”
“It’s serious.”
“It is, but there should always be joy.”

2

“Because it’s wrong, for you. Everyone understands.” Sasha thought of her sore and aching muscles, weighed them against friendship. “You said you’d teach me the handstand.”

3

Sasha threw herself open, poured everything she was out for him. She knew his power, the breadth and depth of it, and his courage, his fear– but only for her.

Thursday Quotables~ Beautiful

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Christina Lauren’s Beautiful.

Beautiful (Beautiful Bastard, #5)

1

And while the rest of my life had become a success, Will was right: my relationship life had been an utter failure, by my own design. I simply hadn’t wanted to deal.

2

I stayed perfectly still, terrified to disrupt what he was saying because it felt like there was some bone-deep truth in there, something that would tell me what it was I was or wasn’t feeling. Something to let me off the hook of my own torment.

3

It wouldn’t make me feel better; it wouldn’t make me feel worse. It wouldn’t make me feel anything.

Thursday Quotables~ The Lifeboat Clique

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Kathy Parks’s The Lifeboat Clique.

The Lifeboat Clique

1

So as sincerely as I could, I prayed for their lives, too. Their entitled, arrogant, somewhat useless lives. Then I went back and prayed again and took out arrogant and useless so it would seem softer.

2

I liked the way she treated the English language so casually and brutally, like swinging a cat around by the tail. And I liked her easy way of making conversation.

3

A new story had intersected our boat out of nowhere, like one of the tiny fish that bumped it at night. Gently, slippery, quiet.

4

We were talking just like we used to talk. It felt so natural, even though we were on a deserted island together and that was the most unnatural thing in the world.

Thursday Quotables~ Geek Girl

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Holly Smale’s Geek Girl.

Geek Girl (Geek Girl, #1)

1

And then– just like waves– the relief abruptly disappears. Nat clears her throat and I look at her again, but a little more carefully this time.

2

It’s stunning, which shouldn’t really be a surprise. It’s not called Red Square because it’s red. It’s because the Russian word for red–KpaCHaR— also means “beautiful.” This is their beautiful square.

3

Why didn’t anyone explain that there was actually some kind of skill involved in being a model? Why didn’t somebody tell me that I’d have to actually do something? Why didn’t they know I’d be rubbish?

4

All I’m thinking, over and over and over again, is: How? How do I make everything go back to exactly the way it was? Because I’ll go through everything again– the bullying, the ugliness, the unpopularity– just to have my old life back.

Thursday Quotables~ The Museum of Heartbreak

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Meg Leder’s The Museum of Heartbreak.

The Museum of Heartbreak

1

I thought of the tiny dinosaurs I’d seen in his notebook, imagined them standing on his shoulders, protecting the secret parts of him, the parts that still believed in dinosaurs.

2

Even though he was actually saying something nice, his response was so simultaneously dismissive and patronizing, I immediately wanted to burst into tears and kick him in the knees.

3

Twenty minutes and at least six outfits later, I was beyond irritated, each click and slide of a hanger along the rack the mark of something that was wrong with me.

Thursday Quotables~ Show No Mercy

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Cindy Gerard’s Show No Mercy.

Show No Mercy (Black Ops Inc., #1)

1

Well, she wasn’t fearless now. She was gutless. After Argentina, she’d turned down stories baby reporters would wet their pants over..

2

Or maybe she’d just wanted to get close to him, she finally admitted.

3

And because it was a very big deal that he didn’t want to talk about it and because she didn’t want to make him wish he hadn’t bothered, she blinked back tears and hugged the stuffed dog to her breast. “Yeah. I’m very attached.”

4

And he stayed put. He sensed something intimate and alarming growing between them and he knew he should nip it off. He hadn’t talked this much since… hell, he couldn’t remember ever talking this much andyet every time he was alone with her, she somehow got him to sing like a canary.

5

He wouldn’t let it. And he would not watch the woman he loved suffer at the hands of a madman. Not again.

Thursday Quotables~ Island of Glass

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Nora Robert’s Island of Glass.

Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy, #3)

1

He broke off a moment, took a breath. “You see there, how Annika laid the flowers and stones on every grave here. On my mother’s she put them down in the shape of a heart…. So Annika came out here and gave them this respect, this sweetness, this remembrance. How could I not come and stand here, even knowing they’re not here.”

2

“Change a moment, change an eon.” Doyle stared into the fire, the shadow and light. “I’ve thought the same. I failed, and the man he might have been was lost. The man I might have been was lost with him.”

3

The island went absolutely still below her, like something caught in a ball of glass. All color and shape without movement. A painting spread over sea and sky.