I’ll be glad once this terribly bitter month is over. Either it’s winter in the early morning, spring in the afternoon, or the apocalypse by dinner time. Yesteryday, I wasn’t surprised when I saw hail.
Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The final prompt for this month is inspirational or thought-provoking book quotes. I want to use the latter for my next post. So here are my top picks!
The Gilded Wolves
“Fear grew in places unlit by knowledge.”
How has Roshani perfectly encapsulates how our society in 2019 is no different than the one in 1889? I’ve fallen in love with this book. I just wish I had the sequel because I’m in desperate need of it right now.
“I wish this was a love story because I know how it goes in one like mine, where the only moments of reprieve are the spaces between its lines.”
I haven’t finished reading this book yet. But this quote has stuck with me. And I often think about it when thinking about my past and way I survived it.
“Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven“
Maybe when I went through my rebellious stage like an angry teenager, I related more to Lucifer than I did with anyone other “character.” Let’s be truthful here. He wasn’t wrong about us humans.
“When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time. You’d be shocked at how many adults are really dead inside—walking through their days with no idea who they are, just waiting for a heart attack or cancer or a Mack truck to come along and finish the job. It’s the saddest thing I know.”
I haven’t built up the nerve to read Speak yet. Yes, I haven’t been raped, but I almost was. So reading about sexual assault is beyond difficult. And yet I feel as if I need to read it, especially after finding this quote.
The Cruel Prince
“Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.”
Jude isn’t your typical YA main character. She’s looking for power. She wants to tear down the faeries and the people who have hurt her. And she doesn’t care how she’ll get her crown. She deserves it. She may be one character who I admire the most.
“You’ve got the look of a girl who’s no stranger to the page. I can tell. You’ve got words in your soul.”
One day, I’ll have these words tattooed on my own skin. I can’t get over Kirstoff’s writing.