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Slowly, I lowered my chin so that it brushed the top of her head. My eyes closed as I listened to our breathing, her heartbeat and all the corny things that scrolled through my head. I wanted to say something lame, like how her hair smelled as sweet as the desert, because that was how she made me feel - alive and special. Even when I didn't deserve it.
~ Hooked by Liz Fichera, Kindle Location 1914 (ARC)
Isaiah took me away from Mom; he won't help me save her... he told me he loves me. What used to be my best, strongest relationship has become a leaf withering and dying on a decaying vine. I guess everything in life really does end.
~ Dare You To by Katie McGarry, Kindle Location 1798 (ARC)
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Julie Bastet Grigio has reasons to sleep darkly. Her life has seen little light. She is twelve years old but has a woman's weathered poise. Her abyss-blue eyes have a piercing focus that some adults find unsettling. Her mother ties her hair in a ponytail but Julie pulls it out, letting it fall into a loose mess of yellow and gold. She has fired a gun into a human head. She has watched a pile of bodies set alight. She has starved and thirsted, stolen food and given it away, and glimpsed the meaning of life by watching it end over and over. But she has just turned twelve. She likes horses. She has never kissed a boy.
~ The New Hunger (Warm Bodies Prequel) by Isaac Marion, pg. 15 (ARC)
"What did the fish say when it hit a concrete wall?" he asks me. We're sitting on the bank of a stream and he's tying a fly onto my fishing rod, wearing a cowboy hat and a red lumberjack-style flannel shirt over a gray tee. So adorable.
"What?" I say, wanting to laugh and he hasn't even told me the punch line.
He grins. Unbelievable how gorgeous he is. And that he's mine. He loves me and I love him and how rare and beautiful is that?
"Dam!" he says.
~ Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, pg. 236