Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
In that place of heat and noise I forget everything, forget being poor and being scared, forget the looming misery of school and the adult world, forget walls and masks and pretense. Up front I forget everything except drum and guitar and heat, the anchor of Aurora's hand in mine as we're tossed across an ocean made out of bodies, breathless and alive and blooming with sound.
~ All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry, Kindle Location 108 (ARC)
"I never kid about my warrior demigod status." "Oh. My. God." I lower my voice, having forgotten to whisper. "You are nothing but a bird with an attitude. Okay, so you have a few muscles, I'll grant you that. But you know, a bird is nothing but a barely evolved lizard. That's what you are."
~ Angelfall by Susan Ee, pg. 67
Maybe I don't blame myself for what happened, but when they tell you that something was completely and utterly random, they're also telling you something else. That nothing you do matters. It doesn't matter if you do everything right, if you dress the right way or act the right way and follow all the rules, because evil will find you anyway. Evil's resourceful that way.
~ The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay, pg. 143
I'm supposed to own up to something, but I'm not sure what it is. I take notes. I drive carefully. I'm a little nervous sometimes. I know what it feels like to lose your breath from thinking too hard, but none of that is noteworthy in this context.
~ OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu, Kindle Location 354