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"But while the statues themselves may slowly dissolve, the gods and goddesses they depict have lived on in mythology for thousands of years. Flesh and stone may perish, but words, history, ideas - these are the things that live forever."
~ Embers & Echoes (Wildefire #2) by Karsten Knight, Kindle Location 1441
"It might do you good, you know," my father is saying as we hit the Boulevard Périphérique. "It might take your mind off things."
"A change of scenery. Paris."
"Yeah. Sure. My brother's dead. My mother's insane. Hey, let's have a crêpe."
We don't talk for the rest of the ride.
~ Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, pg. 59
I don't handle vipers.
He'd learned not to trust, he'd learned so young.
All his hardness, his ruthlessness, had been honed by me. That Empress had seen only his hungers. She'd ignored the tenderness in his expressions, the warmth in his eyes as he'd beheld her. He had intended to make her happy.
To make me happy.
Yet even when blind to all he offered, that woman had fallen for him. She'd just refused to admit it.
~ Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles #2) by Kresley Cole, pg. 292
The second I made contact, I felt my fingers getting pulled into his body, like I had put them into the suction end of a vacuum. I felt the ripple of energy going up my arm, the inexorable force linking us both together now, then the rush of air, far greater than any waterside breeze. Then came the flash of light and the unsettling floral smell. And he was gone.
~ The Madness Underneath (Shades of London #2) by Maureen Johnson, pg. 26