Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick Quotes

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“Sometimes danger is hard to see… until it’s too late.”

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Synopsis:

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin and accept the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants – but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage. 

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. Things get more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that took place on that very mountain – a discovery that may make her the killer’s next target.

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy or an ally? 

Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the Tetons of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous….

Quotes: 

“He called out to me in a reassuring voice, but I wasn’t going to let it fool me.” 

“Just because I’m not hurt doesn’t mean I’m okay.”

“Do you hear how stupid and empty that promise sounds?”

“I could hear my heart breaking, splintering into irreparable fragments.”

“The nightmare was dragging me back, a depth I had not known existed.”

“But I immediately resented my attraction. It wasn’t real. If Stockholm syndrome existed, I was sure my attraction was an early symptom of it.”

“It wasn’t even a fair exchange; in the end, I’d given him my heart, the whole of it.”


“Everyone needs secrets. They keep us vulnerable.”
“Why would anyone want to be vulnerable?”
“To keep their guard up, so they don’t get sloppy. If you have a weakness, you have to work hard to defend it. You can’t be lazy about it.”


“Just because I don’t know as much as you doesn’t mean I’m incompetent.”

“The beginning of the end of us.” 

“My brain lagged, churning thoughts like it was a rusty gear grinding reluctantly into motion.” 

“They say that when you’re about to die, your life flashes before your eyes. They never tell you that when you watch someone you once loved dying, hovering between this life and the next, it’s twice as painful, because you’re reliving two lives that traveled  one road together.”

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The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer (Favorite Lines) 

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“The Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories”

Book Title: The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning

Author:
Chris Colfer

Publisher:
Little, Brown

Genre:
Fantasy, Children’s Literature

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Synopsis: 
Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him – until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code.

Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother… but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council?

When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle…or for the secret that will change the twins’ lives forever.


The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they bring two worlds together! 



Fairies, trolls, goblins, elves, witches, dragons, talking statues, a mystery masked man, the Brothers Grimm, the Grande Armée, life lessons from the Fairy Godmother, clues in a time capsule, secrets unveiled, a wedding in the woods, first loves and broken hearts, betrayal, and magic mirrors. Here are some of the lines I love from the third book:

“You’re overexerting yourself. You’re only one person. No matter how hard you try, you can’t help everyone.” 

“Some people can’t be helped, not because they’re helpless, but because they don’t want to be helped.”


“You can’t help anyone if you don’t know how to help yourself first.”


“What was he supposed to do now that he had been diagnosed with a crush? Was there an anti-crush pill he could take? Was there a gland on his heart that could be removed? Was it terminal?”


“The purer the heart, the easier it was to scar, and Alex’s heart was as pure as they came.”


“The first cut is always the deepest, but not every cut leaves a scar.”


“If you spend your whole life worrying about getting hurt, then you aren’t really living. You don’t want to shield yourself so much from the bad stuff that nothing good gets to you, either.”



“There’s a thin line between in love and insane – and I crossed it many times.”


“I don’t think anyone gets remembered exactly the way they want to. You just have to do the best you can with what you have and hope you’re recognized for it.”


“Great lessons come from tragic tales.”


“Misery fills the emptiness that hope leaves behind when the world disappoints you.”


“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”


“All it takes is one bad apple to disgrace a whole tree.”


“I don’t understand why such heavy burden have been placed on your young shoulders, but the taller you stand, the less weight you’ll feel. Don’t ever let anything break your spirit, children. Courage is something no one can take away from you.”


“Don’t ruin the world just because it has ruined you.” 



There is so much going on in this book that it’s impossible to put down. The ending is a cliff-hanger and I can’t wait to get my hands on the 4th book! 😄


Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth: Favorite Lines 

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Veronica Roth – author of the Divergent Series – is back with another book! 😄

Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth’s stunning portrayal of the power of friendship – and love – in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts. 

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Synopsis: 

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power – something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows. 

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive – no matter what the cost. 

Then Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another? 

Favorite Lines: 

“The best way to win a fight is to avoid having one.”

“If your enemy is a heavy sleeper, cut his throat before he wakes. If he’s soft-hearted, appeal to his compassion. If he’s thirsty, poison his drink.” 

“I liked to practice – not because it made me a stronger fighter, though that was a welcome side benefit – but because I liked how it felt. The heat building, the pounding heart, the productive ache of tired muscles. The pain I chose, instead of the pain that had chosen me.”


“Whatever ease we found together was built on ignoring the facts.”


“Growing up here has made me see the truth about people.”


“Being nice is a matter of survival.”


“Maybe whatever small trust I had felt for Akos, whatever appeal he had held, had come because he offered me relief. Because I was so grateful for the reprieve from pain – and from isolation- that my heart had softened. I had been stupid.”


“It was hard to say whether he wasn’t speaking to me, or I wasn’t speaking to him. In any case, we didn’t exchange words.”


“To continue to love someone so far beyond help, beyond redemption, was madness.”


“But that was just a memory for him. Not even a clear one.”


“It was both a joke and not a joke.”


“The truth can be suppressed but it can never be erased.”


“Everything was loud and hurried, like my heart.”


“I shouldn’t have marveled at the way words could hit me like a hard punch to the stomach. But hope had made me a fool.”


“Of course, but you know, with a mind as dull as mine, I forget things like this all the time.”


“How do you feel about doing me a favor?” “Depends on the favor.”


“See, answering that would be a form of telling you why I want to find her, which I just said I wouldn’t do.”


“Homesick was the wrong word. Lost was the right one – lost out in the nothingness, among people he didn’t understand.”


“I tell lies better than I tell truths.”


“I am a Shotet. I am as sharp as broken glass, and just as fragile. I tell lies better than I tell truths. I see all of the galaxy and never catch a glimpse of it.”


“I just knew that I had spent too long standing still while others warred around me, and it was time to move.”


“Desperate people make stupid decisions all the time.”


“Rain drummed on the roof.”


“What? I don’t have any friends. It gives me a lot of free time.”


“I know what I am. A knife. A hot poker. A rusty nail.”


“I may be a fool, too. But I am not stupid.”


“To unseat your brother and restore Shotet society to what it was before your family soiled it with inequity.”


“Power in one place tended to transfer to power elsewhere.”


“Losing words on the way to his mouth.”


“This body had carried me through a hard life. It looked exactly the way it was supposed to.”


“The gift comes from me. An expression of my personality. My gift unfolded from the deeper parts of me and it would only change as I changed.”


“You saw me as someone better than I was. You told me that I could choose to be different than I had been, that my condition was not permanent.”


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My Favorite Lines from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard is becoming one of my favorite authors! 😁 In fact, after reading Red Queen, she has already become one! 😄 Her characters are amazing and her words are .

Even though I’m a little late to start reading this series, I’m sure glad I picked this book up! ☺

Red Queen is like a combination of Divergent and The Selection. I love it since it is set in a dystopian setting and I just love dystopian books! 😍

There are already a lot of reviews on this book so what I’m going to share are my favorite lines from Red Queen. 😊

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“Words can lie. Look beyond them.”

“Thinking all Sillvers are evil is just as wrong as thinking all Reds are inferior.”

“There’s nothing wrong with being different.”

“I didn’t want to trust him before for this very reason, for the secrets he kept hidden. Or maybe, this is what he was hiding all along … his own heart.”


“He saved me, he brought me home, he broke the rules for me. And he’s a merciless solidier, the heir to a bloody throne.”

“If you know someone’s fear, you know them.”


“Tears sting my eyes, threatening to fall, but I will not cry. I have that much pride left. I can fight the tears but not the questions. Not the doubt growing in my heart.”

“As beautiful as this world is, it’s just as dangerous.”


“Conscription, survival, green-eyed children with quick feet and Kilorn’s last name. That future was almost impossible before; now it’s non-existent.”

“There’s a reason my only friends are written words.”


“Anyone can betray anyone.”

“Make no mistake, my girl,” he finally breathes. “You are playing the game as someone’s pawn.”


“As much as I want to stand still, to stop time and let this moment last forever, I know it’s not possible. Whatever I might feel or think, Cal is not the prince I’m promised to. More important, he’s on the wrong side. He’s my enemy. Cal is forbidden.”

“Cal is a cliff, and I throw myself over the edge, not bothering to think of what it could do to us both.”


“I have to hide her, the scared girl; I have to smile and dance and look like one of them.”

“Once, I feared he would go, and now I wish he would.”


“He knows I’m sinking fast, a stone dropping through the river. And he wants to drown with me.”

“I hurt everyone, especially myself.”


“I hate him. I know that, but something in his eyes and his voice reminds me that my feelings aren’t so simple.”

“I was wrong. About myself, about Cal, about everything. The pain makes my head spin, but somehow I keep myself from falling. He will never choose me.”


“I made him choose. I was eager, I was stupid. I let myself hope. I am a fool.”

“He was too perfect, too brave, too kind. He gave me exactly what I wanted, and it made me blind.”


“It was all a trick, a masterful trick. Every word, every touch, every look was a lie. And I thought I was the liar.”

“I will never make the mistake of loving you ever again.”


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What Light by Jay Asher Book Review

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Book Title: What Light

Author: Jay Asher
Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary, Holiday – Christmas
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Razorbill

“From Jay Asher, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Thirteen Reasons Why, comes a romance that will break your heart but soon have you believing in love again.”

I’ve been meaning to read this book during the holidays because I’ve heard a lot of great comments about it so this was actually in my December TBR but I didn’t get the chance to read it then so I’m reading a Christmas-themed book on January.

Synopsis

“Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon. It’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other.


By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. But as disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra can’t help but wonder if love really is enough to overcome every obstacle…”

Thoughts and Feelings

If I were to describe in one word what I felt while reading Jay Asher’s What Light, it would be bittersweet. This book made me smile, cry, laugh, and fall in love with the character as well as the story, not to mention break my heart just to mend it right after breaking it and then break it again.

I had to pause several times in the middle of reading because the characters are a lot like the people from my past and I felt happy and sad at the same time. Happy because it reminds me of them and sad because I miss them. This book resonated with me since my life is kind of like Sierra’s where I live two different lives when I’m at school with my friends and when I’m with friends and family at church. Everyone likes a book they can relate with. 

Lessons Learned & Realizations

1. Hurt is inevitable.

No matter how hard you protect yourself from hurt, you can never run away from it. It’s inevitable. It’s a consequence of living. A part of human existence. Just like how hard Sierra’s parents tried to  protect her heart from being broken, and how much she herself tried to do so too, she was not able to dodge the bullet of hurt that comes with loving someone. When you love, prepare yourself to be hurt because love and hurt come hand in hand.


2. Being brave does not only mean being able to overcome your fears but accepting the reality and moving on from the past is also being brave.

I like how Sierra was brave enough to see beyond the rumours and try to understand Caleb and for seeing him as his present self, seeing beyond his past. I think it’s an important lesson to consider that people can change and that no one deserves to be labeled for the wrong they did in the past.


3. Forgiving oneself is a crucial part of moving on.

For years after the incident of Caleb’s dark past, he still wasn’t able to forgive himself. Even when his sister has already forgiven him, he still felt guilty. Guilty for ruining his mom’s life, his dad’s, his sister’s and most importantly, his life. He has been living under a dark cloud because he blames himself for the grief he has caused his family but when he learned to let go of the past and forgive himself for past decisions and wrongful act, he was finally free of the dark cloud that’s been following him and thus, moved on.


4. People think what they want.

This is a line from the book spoken by Caleb and it had taught me that no matter what you do be it good or not, people will always have something to say about it positive or negative and that you can’t force people to think a certain way just because you want them to. You just have to learn to live with it.

Favorite Lines

“People think what they want. That’s what I’ve had to accept.”

“You really think it would work for them? I don’t want to be cynical, but two lives, two sets of friends, two different states? The odds are against them from the beginning.”


“You don’t have to trust him, just don’t judge him. And trust me.”


“Every time I give Caleb the benefit of the doubt, he proves himself. Every time I stand up for him, I know I’m right. There have been a million reasons why I could have given up, but everytime I don’t, it makes me want to try that much harder to make us work.” 

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