Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
The houses grew from stately to palatial as my boots echoed on the sidewalk. Twelve-foot-high Christmas trees studded with tiny candles shone behind tall windows, and heavy fir garlands framed every doorway.
~ Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter #2) by Megan Shepherd, Kindle Location 108 (ARC)
i feel as bare and stripped as the trees in front of us, as if i'm losing everything that once made me who i am. i watch the wind push a tree so far backward it's as if the trunk should snap. Another tree curves forward into a tight fist. The whole of Darkwood is churning, mixing up like a brew.
~ The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher, Kindle Location 1424 (ARC)
I used to be the type of person who was always in motion, always doing things, writing letters, running through the streets, laughing with my friends, moving. Always forward. Moving. Then I got stuck. My dad died and the only words I hear are death, deadly, stillness. To never move. No forward. No backward. Just stuck. Gone forever, like my dad, a blank screen on the computer, an old photograph in the hall with no spirit in it, an ice patch on a road to nowhere, nothing. Just gone.
~ Need by Carrie Jones, pg. 62
When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person’s life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn’t what other want them to be, the other become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
~ The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, pg. 16