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Adi Alsaid
No sky Leila had seen before could compare to the beauty she was seeing above her. It didn't feel like some accident of nature but rather something that was purposefully unleashed on the world.
Alivia Anders
Why didn't you let me die? You could have finally been free.I gave up trying to imagine a world without you. - Essallie & Kayden
Amanda Grace
But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep and I'm nestled in his arms, this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually all of the scars will have scars, and that's all I'll be--one big scar of a love gone wrong.
Amanda Grace
I wanted to be his life preserver, the thing that would keep him afloat. Instead, he became my anchor. And I'm tired of drowning.
Amanda Grace
It's not fair. It's not fair that he lets his rage take over, that he lets it rule him. I don't know why he has to let it rule him. I don't know why he has to be two people. I don't know why he gets to be two people, and I only get to be me, the one who is here to take what he has to give, and who is here to pick pu the pieces afterward.
Amie Kaufman
The decker these ***holes brought with them is top tier, but I'm going to stomp his jelly beans so hard his kids will be born crooked.
Amy Engel
I don't understand how the pain of losing him can be a pale shadow in comparison to the pain of finding him again.
Amy Harmon
She wondered how it would feel to be beautiful and have it taken away. How much harder would it be than never knowing what it felt like in the first place?
Avery Sawyer
I don't believe everything happens for a reason. But I still search for reasons anyway. It's like I don't want to admit that maybe everything really is totally random...that people are just molecules in the air, bumping into each other and floating away again.-p150, NOTES TO SELF
Ayul Hendricks-Levy
But as Ana pulled away on a west-bound highway with a werewolf riding shotgun and her thirst for blood calling yet again, she had this thought: Maybe a Misfit could never be normal, no matter how badly it wanted to.
Bella James
No one can steal your freedom from you. You can only give it away.
Brad Jensen
Fall into the cavern of my mind, and together there, we will dine.
Brad Jensen
Pull back the curtain and jump down the rabbit hole.
C.G. Rousing
When the mind is free, magic happens.
Colleen Houck
As a man, I instantly became aware of the gold in her hair, her height measured against mine, and how easily she'd fit in my arms. ~Ren
Cyndi Goodgame
Whatever hypnotizing charms I may have over boys, did not in fact work on three hundred pound girl elves. Not that I would ever try it again.
Cyndi Goodgame
I never quite understood the question that says, is the glass half empty or half full? What's the difference? Eventually it'll end up empty and in the trash.
Cyndi Tefft
It washed all over me and through me, into the floor and then it was gone. I never cried for my Da again after that, and God's presence has been with me ever since. - Adien MacRae, BETWEEN
Cyndi Tefft
And your green eyes are the color of the hills- the color of my home.' His voice dropped to a whisper. 'Aye, there's something about you, Lindsey Waters.
Daniel Amory
Look, girls know when they're cute, he said. You don't have to tell them. All they need to do is look in the mirror. I have one friend out in New York, an attorney. She moved out there after the school year to take the bar. She doesn't have a job. I was like, 'How are you going to get a job there in this market?' And she's like, 'I'll wink and I'll smile.' She's a pretty girl. Whether that works despite her poor grades is yet to be seen.
Daniel Amory
One of the professors told me last week that he feels bad teaching with the way the economy is now. 'What's the point?' he said. 'Kids aren't getting jobs.' You never hear faculty talk that way. He did.
Daniel Amory
I remember when I was twenty-five, he said. No client comes to you when you're twenty-five. It's like when you are looking for a doctor. You don't want the new one that just graduated. You don't want the very old one, the one shaking, the one twenty years past his prime. You want the seasoned one who has done it so many times he can do it in his sleep though. Same thing with attorneys.
Daniel Amory
I don't think I've ever referred to any girl I dated as my girlfriend. I think that would freak me out. Even the girl that I dated for two years in college I don't think I ever referred to her as my girlfriend.How would you introduce her? I asked.I'm just going to say her name, he said.
Deyth Banger
You can't jugde me for god sake, I know you better than anyone for god sake. You believe in time don't ya??...You believe in bible?? Don't ya???You believe in soul?? Don't ya???...Of Is there a purpose of the purple of the round of going more further than this?, we are still on the top and look what I found!
E.J. Stevens
I'm trying to decide whether to tell you two to get a room or go barf in the trash can, Emma said. I'm leaning toward the second choice. You are both getting way too weird. And gross.Cal barked out a laugh and slid his fingers down my arm to entwine with mine. His touch, and Emma's comments, only made me blush more. Looks like Emma saw Cal lick my face after all. Now that wasn't awkward or anything.
E.J. Stevens
So it's fate then? I asked with him so close my lips brushed the line of his jaw with each word, Us being together?Absolutely, Calvin said with a low growl. Then he lifted my chin, tilting my head back, and kissed me deeply.Who was I to argue with Fate?
Eileen Granfors
pencils racing across paper, a sound I like. Marisol
Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
How dare you! What is your name? I shall make it a sin to be spoken.The braveness of his chuckle and grin made me step back. Garrett. My name is Garrett and please make my name a sin to speak. Maybe that way I won't have people like you screaming out for people like me; for people like you are so ghastly and in need of saving too many times. Lucy to Garrett from my Steampunk YA Romance book I have started.
Ellis Adler
Someone once told me that when you die every deed you ever committed, whether on behalf of good or bad is represented in the form of pebbles. Black ones for every deed done in the name of evil, white ones for every act of good. The pebbles are weighed upon a great scale, and if the white stones outweigh the black then your soul is granted peace.He opens one bleary eye. What's the punishment for too many black acts?There is no worse punishment than standing on the threshold of heaven alone.
Ellis Adler
The first thing I understand is pain.
Emlyn Chand
Note to self: don't throw things at girls.
Erin Fletcher
Missing this interview? It's not the end of the world. It is the beginning.
Goldy Moldavsky
Because the truth is, it isn't worth loving something if you aren't going to love it all the way.
Goldy Moldavsky
Happiness isn't always easy, he'd said. But it's a priority.
Gwenn Wright
My life is hard. No one would rob me of that. The clothes I am wearing came out of a knotted up black plastic trash bag from a resale shop downtown. And not the downtown where shiny cars wink at you in the sunlight. If a car winks at you in this area it's being driven by a person you would be best to avoid. My side of downtown is crumbling and skirted by chain link fences.--Rocky Evans
Gwenn Wright
Kevin looks at me and I know he isn't seeing the little girl I use to be, all pigtails and gangly limbs. He isn't seeing my mother's daughter or even my mother anymore. As his eyes linger over me, stopping here and there in the most uncomfortable places, I know he isn't really even seeing me as I am. The bloodshot eyes staring out of the alcohol-flushed face are seeing a girl, nearly of age, who owes him a tremendous debt of gratitude.--Rocky Evans
Heather Burch
Raven scowled through his too-long bangs. The Angel Song doesn't hurt humans. It only affects the evil within. Then you should be writhing on the ground with the hounds, Mace mumbled.
Heather Duffy Stone
We come back to the same people to learn something about how we have changed. We want to be assured that we have changed. We so want our pictures to paint differently than they do.
Holly Black
She took a deep breath, Last chance. Are you in need of rescuing? His expression turned very strange, almost as if she'd struck him, Yes, he said finally.
Hope Collier
I'll always choose you.Gabe Willoughby
Huntley Fitzpatrick
I scoop a clattering cascade of green apple Jelly Bellys into the white paper bag and remember when we were seven. I got stung by a jellyfish. Tim cried because his mother, and mine, wouldn't let him pee on my leg, which he'd heard was an antidote to the sting.
J.D. Stroube
Their screams would echo through the house and reverberate against my eardrums until my mind would fracture. Years went by and with each fracture; I lost a piece of my soul until I became lost and empty inside.
J.H. Trumble
I'll never understand why some people can't just let others live their lives, you know, Danial said. You don't have to understand. You don't have to agree. Just leave people alone. When I look at the moon and planets and stars, all that narrow-mindedness and hate seem so petty. The universe is such a big place. One hundred thousand light years just from one end of the Milky Way to the other. One hundred. Thousand. Light years. In the time it's taken for light to travel from one end of our galaxy to the other, thousands of generations have passed. It really makes you realize how small we are, doesn't it? How short our time on earth is.
Jennifer L. Armentrout
I was in love with him. I knew that much was true. Love was the swelling, hopeful feeling in my chest every time I saw him. Love was the way I could forget about everything when I was with him. Love was the catch in my breath when he looked at me in his intense way. Love was the gasp he could draw out of me with the simplest of touches. Love was the way I could... I could be myself around him, know that I didn't need to be perfect or worry about what he was thinking, because he accepted me.
Jennifer L. Armentrout
I frowned as my fingers throbbed. Wait a sec. There's a chance I can't work with fire and you let me do that?How else am I going to figure out your limitations?What the hell! I pulled my hand free, furious. That's not cool, Blake. What's next? Trying to stop a moving vehicle by standing in front of it, but whoops, I can't do that and now I'm dead?
Jennifer L. Armentrout
With every breath I take, I will always love you.
Jodi Meadows
Breathing in the scent of his hair, I realized I'd needed him my whole life, before we even met. First, his music and the way he taught me through books and recordings. Then, he saved my life and refused to abandon me no matter how much I deserved it.
John Scalzi
In general there should be gay characters in YA because a) surprise, there are gay folks everywhere and b) in my opinion as a father, there's not a damn thing wrong with my child encountering gay folks in her literature, because see point a).
Julia Hoban
Well, sometimes I worry that my whole life will be based about what's comfortable and easy. I'll care too much about what makes me feel good to ever really reach for anything. And then I worry that even if I do, I won't succeed.
Julie Kagawa
Mercy is for the weak… let me show you how much of an Unseelie I still am.
Kathryn Purdie
I believe in you, Sonya. You're a girl who can do impossible things. No one like you has walked this world. I regret not realizing that sooner.
Kea Alwang
So is this being in love? I stay with the moment, waiting to find out, the space between us fluctuating with uncertainty. The only thing I am sure of is that each time his lips leave mine they are right back again.
Kenneth Logan
I didn't come up with the lie. It wasn't mine. They handed the lie to me, and I tried like hell to make it work for a while.
Kimberly McCreight
So much of what people believe makes no sense, Wylie.
Laini Taylor
She'd spoken of their happiness as though it were an undeniable fact, no matter what happened--apart from everything else and not subject to it. It was a new idea for him, that happiness wasn't a mystical place to be reached or won--some bright terrain beyond the boundary of misery, a paradise waiting for them to find it--but something to carry doggedly with you through everything, as humble and ordinary as your gear and supplies. Food, weapons, happiness.With hope that the weapons could in time vanish from the picture.
Laura Anderson Kurk
I reached down and picked up a baseball bat at my feet and I flung it as hard as it could. It circled and arced high in the air until it slammed against the side of the dining hall with a crack and fell.I sat down in the dirt. Then I lay down in the dirt.Because not only was there no trail to follow, there was no evidence he'd ever been here.There was no evidence any of them had been here.
Laura Kreitzer
I'm not your boyfriend! I snapped, trying to gently move her hands away from my body.How can you say that? Sara asked in horror.It's shockingly effortless, I replied. My vocal chords vibrate, and my mouth and tongue articulate. I can even do it without thinking. I had to remind myself to stay calm, and sarcasm was the best way to do that.When are you going to give me a key to your house so I don't have to knock like some guest? Sara asked, coming at me again.I backed away. How about never? Is never good for you?Sara, undeterred, said, You're the reason I go to therapy on Fridays.The plot thickens! Gabby exclaimed for comedic relief.
Laura Kreitzer
The truth, as much as people acted like they wanted to hear it, was sometimes too cruel and harsh.
Laura Kreitzer
It's complicated, I said in defense, hands going up to show surrender.Talk slowly, Jenna retorted derisively.Okay, I deserved that, I admitted.
Laura Miller
If we weigh the significance of a book by the effect it has on its readers, then the great children's books suddenly turn up very high on the list.
Lauren Hammond
Hello, dinner. It's me, I'm starving. And I know where you live.
Lynn Mitchell
Holy Bon Jovi, the queen of darkness actually had a soul.
Lynn Mitchell
You know the kind of smile I'm talkin' about. That flirty, cute, bite-your-bottom lip 'cause his smile is so stinkin' perfect
Maggie Stiefvater
People shouldn't have to earn kindness. They should have to earn cruelty.
Marlon Pierre-Antoine
They say love is blind...but it isn't. Love is perfect sight. Love is the ability to see a person, I mean really see him-his strengths, his weaknesses, his flaws, all his past triumphs and mistakes-and view that person not as the world says you're supposed to see him, but as you see him-as that special someone you know you will always embrace, body and soul, no matter what anyone else says or thinks I know I can't tell anyone what I've been through. I know they wouldn't understand. They don't see him the way that I see him. All they know is the legend, the darkness. They don't know the inner beauty, the warmth and the joy more intense than anything I ever thought was possible to experience. They don't know the truth behind the name. My angel. My only. Lucifer.
Martina Boone
Her hands crept around his neck, tangling in his hair to keep him closer, even though she knew that beautiful boys with expiration dates couldn't be held, only borrowed for a time.
Megan Jacobson
In my 14 years of existence, I've never had a girl write nice things about me. I want to cry, and I think of that night with my mother, at the school social and how nice she and Noah were, and how kindness punches you in the heart more than meanness ever can. It's the most powerful weapon there is. And I wonder why people don't use it more often.
Melina Marchetta
This is the best night of my life, Raffy says, crying.Raffy, half our House has burnt down, I say wearily. We don't have a kitchen.Why do you always have to be so pessimistic? she asks. We can double up in our rooms and have a barbecue every night like the Cadets.Silently I vow to keep Raffy around for the rest of my life.
Melissa de la Cruz
Don't touch me. Don't tell me how beautiful my eyes are, how soft my hair is, how you love to hear my voice. Don't. Don't pretend you are falling in love with me. I know you are lying, and every word you say hurts even more. Let us just be friends, if we can start there. Can't we? Can't we at least be friends? Get to know each other a little? Before the wedding, and the bedding, when I will have to take you as my lord and husband?
Michelle Hodkin
You smell good, he whispered into my neck. He was warm against me. Instinctively, I arched back into him and smiled. Really? Mmm-hmm. Delicious. Like bacon.
Michelle Hodkin
Wait, I said as Noah slipped a book from a shelf and headed toward the door. Where are you going?To read?But I don't want you to. But I need to go home, I said, my eyes meeting his. My parents are going to kill me.Taken care of. You're at Sophie's house.I loved Sophie.So I'm...staying here?Daniel's covering for you.I loved Daniel.Where's Katie? I asked, trying to sound casual.Eliza's house.I loved Eliza.And your parents? I asked.Some charity thing.I loved charity.So why are you going to read when I'm right here?
Michelle Hodkin
You could start a fire with the heat between you two.You're mistaking bitter animosity for heartfelt affection.
Michelle Hodkin
What would you do if I kissed you right now?I stared at his beautiful face and his beautiful mouth and I wanted nothing more than to taste it. I would kiss you back.
Michelle Hodkin
Have you made any other friends since we've been here?I gave him the death stare. Yes, actually.Who? I want a name.Jamie Roth.The Ebola kid? I heard he's a little unstable.That was one incident.
Michelle Hodkin
Is there any point asking what you're going to make me do on Sunday?''Not really.'Okay. 'Is there any point asking what you're going to do to me?'He grinned wickedly. 'Not really.'Fabulous. 'Does it involve the use of a safe word?''That will depend entirely on you.' Noah moved impossibly closer, just inches away. A few freckles disappeared into the scruff on his jaw. 'I'll be gentle,' Noah added. My breath caught in my throat as he looked at me from beneath those lashes, ruining me.I narrowed my eyes at him. 'You're evil.'In response, Noah smiled, and raised his finger to gently tap the tip of my nose. 'And you're mine,' he said, then walked away.
Michelle Hodkin
I hate you, I muttered.Noah smiled wider. I know.
Michelle Hodkin
In my rush, I hadn't tied my shoelaces. Noah was now tying them for me. He looked up at me through his dark fringe of lashes and smiled. The expression on his face melted me completely. I knew I had the goofiest grin plastered on my lips, and didn't care. There, he said as he finished tying the laces on my left shoe. Now you won't fall.Too late.
Molly Bryant
I live my life until I start the cycle of my dreams,then I leave and search for you until I die.When I come back,I live to remember,I live to find you
Nelou Keramati
And to think of all the colors in the world, blood chose to be red.
Nicola Yoon
How can he not share his newfound joy with his fellow man? And it is joy. There's a pure kind of joy in the certainty of belief. The certainty that your life has purpose and meaning.
Nicola Yoon
What are we talking about again? he asks.I say science at the same time that he says love, and we both laugh.What are the ingredients? he prompts me again.Mutual self-interest and socioeconomic compatibility.Do you even have a soul?No such thing as a soul, I say.
P.G. Wodehouse
Oh, is that my report, father?' said Mike, with a sort of sickly interest, much as a dog about to be washed might evince in his tub.' - Mike and Psmith
Paolo Bacigalupi
The more I write stories for young people, and the more young readers I meet, the more I'm struck by how much kids long to see themselves in stories. To see their identities and perspectives
Priya Ardis
I noticed him right away. No, it wasn't his lean, rugged face. Or the dark waves of shiny hair that hung just a little too long on his forehead. It wasn't the slim, collarless biker jacket he wore, hugging his lean shoulders. It was the way he stood. The confident way he waited in the cafeteria line to get a slice of pizza. He didn't saunter. He didn't amble. He stood at the center, and let the other people buzz around him. His stance was straight and sure.
Priya Ardis
Rough palms cradled my face while my fingers gripped the pillow on either side of his. Lips, teeth, tongue, mingled together. I ate him up and didn't let go until I had to come up for air.
Priya Ardis
Vane's lips tightened to suppress a smile. Why so hostile, love?You whacked me on the head with a ball!You deserved it.
Priya Ardis
Matt was almost completely naked. A tattered loincloth and an ugly chain with a yellow diamond were his only apparel.
Priya Ardis
Do you think we can be friends? I asked.He stared up at the ceiling. Probably not, but we can pretend.
Priya Ardis
I caught his hand. What do you want me to do?Leaning down, he kissed the pulse beating on my neck just above the damaged skin. Tomorrow, I need you to die.
Priya Ardis
He'd used the amulet to read my thoughts again. I pictured smacking him in the face.
Priya Ardis
Vane grabbed me. DuLac, let's chat.Chat. British-speak for Stand still while I yell at you.
Rachel Cohn
What's a slut? I ask him.A girl who puts out too easily.Puts out what? I imagine Greer putting out dinner and don't understand what Iwan wouldn't like about that.Puts out, you know... His face, already beet red from our run, turns a darker scarlet. Sex.I wonder where Greer puts the sex out.
Rachel L. Schade
I'd never known that I could feel this broken and whole at once.
Richelle Mead
Wow, said Adrian. He sat down on the bed and tested its bounciness, giving it a nod of approval. This is amazing. What do you think, buttercup?I have no words, I said honestly.He patted the spot beside him. Want to try it out?
Robyn Schneider
I didn't realise you'd ridden here on your high horse
Ron Koertge
No wonder I want to be Robert Mitchum: big, strong, super-cool, with those Freon eyes of his. That's who I was pretending to be a minute ago - Robert Mitchum in Out of the Past. - Ben
Rusty Fischer
Why don't you check out those teenagers in the middle row? They've been going at it like dogs in heat ever since the previews. They're probably both werewolves. And even if they aren't, you should throw them out on principle alone.
S.L. Naeole
Robert, I'm sorry that you feel so strange, but I'm not sorry that you're feeling it because of me, I whispered, my heart feeling a familiar twinge as I continued, but even if you hadn't felt it, it would not change the way I feel about you.
Sara Daniell
GET IN he says, getting in on the driver side. I get in with no questions. Okay. This is a bad movie waiting to happen-I'm getting in a car with a guy I just met today who is keeping secrets from me. What the hell is wrong with me? I'm too scared to speak or ask or run away, though. So I just get in and put on my seat belt. I am so stupid.
Shannon Delany
You know, considering your IQ, you're really socially retarded sometimes.
Shaun David Hutchinson
Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another.
Shaun David Hutchinson
It's a date.It's a cookie.It's a cookie date.
Shaun David Hutchinson
We're not words, Henry, we're people.Words are how others define us, but we can define ourselves any way we choose.
Shaun David Hutchinson
I was diamond on the outside, and I would not break.Inside, though, I was already broken.
Shaun David Hutchinson
Bonding over illegal drugs hadn't magically solved our problems,
Shaun David Hutchinson
Popularity is teenage heroin.
Shaun David Hutchinson
The tallest slugger touched my forehead, and I ignited like a sparkler on the Fourth of July. Shards of dazzling light rippled under my skin. I was the constellation Grus. The Trifid Nebula. I was the Big Bang, expanding endlessly through time and space forever.I thought I was dying. That I was going to expire on a cold slab, trapped inside an UFO, my body filled with every light that had ever existed. I couldn't imagine a better way to die.
Shaun David Hutchinson
How ugly we must look to them, spilling light into every dark corner to push back the shadows, blinding ourselves to the true beauty of emptiness.
Shaun David Hutchinson
Milkshakes make the world seem less shitty.
Shaun David Hutchinson
I saw the world from the stars' point of view, and it looked unbearably lonely.
Shaun David Hutchinson
Just the perfect peace of nothingness. That's what I believed.
Shaun David Hutchinson
History is just a way of keeping score, but it doesn't have to be who we are.
Shawn Kirsten Maravel
I was the silent and ever present figure in your life...but you. I kissed the back of her hand softly and closed my eyes. You've always been the meaning of mine.
Stacey Jay
But maybe that isn't possible. Maybe the mind of the majority is always the healthy mind, simply by virtue of its numbers. Maybe it's the definition of madness to believe I'm right and everyone else if wrong, to find my thoughts rational and reasonable when almost the entire world finds them damaged and flawed.
Stephanie Perkins
A blank canvas...has unlimited possibilities.
Suzanne Collins
We could do it, you know.What?Leave the district. Run off. Live in the woods. You and I, we could make it.
Tahereh Mafi
I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe.
Taylor Keys
What's going on? Ingrid asked. Listen, nothing bad today, please. She pulled a chair out and sat down. Faye stared at her and said the words as quickly as she could. I'm just going to give it to you straight as I can. Mila is a witch. Ingrid busted out with a laugh. I wouldn't call her that, she said. That's a little harsh, isn't it? She poured the juice into her glass and took a drink. What did the brat do this time? She set her glass down.
Taylor Keys
These scars that we have... they don't go away. They only fade with time, but they're still hauntingly there.
Terri Clark
I didn't want to go to hell, but even the idea of reclaining my halo scared me because it would mean leaving Aly.
Wendy Higgins
I want to introduce myself to every freckle on your body.