Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#50

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

The Queen’s Choice by Cayla Kluver

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1. Keep silent your screams and never look back.

2. A long time ago, before I’d lost my wings, I’d thought that bravery could be attained with an open mind and heart, by persuing and facing my demons. Now I considered that fearlessness was the luxury of the cloistered and blind, and that it was too late for me.

Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock

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1. How do you tell someone like Pete that these kinds of friendships don’t last, that they weren’t made to last more than the summer even in the best of circumstances, and these certainly haven’t been the best. That some friends aren’t meant to be, except in stories, or books. You miss a penalty shot and no one wants to talk to you, and maybe you don’t want to talk to them either. You want your own oblivion, and they don’t understand. You don’t answer their texts or even answer the messages of the one or two who venture to call. None of this has much to do with Peter, but you know you won’t be friends with him past tomorrow.

2. “All that we see or seem to see  is but a dream within a dream.”

3. “Because I could not stop for Death–He kindly stopped for me.”

Me Since You by Laura Wiess

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1. But when I looked for good, eveil came; And when I looked for light, darkness came. My lyre is turned to mourning, and my pipe to the voice of those who weep. (Job)

2. “When someone threatens suicide, when they tell somebody they’re going to do it beforehand they’re reaching out, hoping someone will stop them. The problem is that people who aren’t depressed don’t always understand that and have a hard time believing it. To them, the idea of killing yourself to end pain is inconceivable. They think it’s nothing but drama or a bid for attention and if they ignore it or reason with them, they’ll come to their senses and life will go back to normal. […] Most times it doesn’t happen that way. The ones who don’t tell anyone beforehand…They’ve already made their decision and planned it all out to make sure they succeed. We find them after the fact, when it’s too late.”

3. “We grow up believing that bad things don’t happen to good people…but sometimes they do. It’s a hard truth to accept, that life is not fair.”

4. “Isn’t it funny; add a person to the family and smoking stops. Lose one, and it starts right back up again.”

Ask Again Later by  Liz Czukas

16090645Favourite quote: “If everybody jumped off a cliff, would you?”

:If there were a kick-ass party at the bottom of the cliff, I absolutely would.”

“God, you suck.”

A Death Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

a death struck yearFavourite quotes:

1. “You wonder why I stay,” I said. “Sometimes I wonder too. But I hate to think of a child, of anyone really, lying somewhere sick and scared, waiting for help that does not come.”

2. “I’m not afraid of these ghosts, Cleo. I have enough of my own to keep me company.”

3. ” I know what it’s like to lose a friend and wonder why you’re the one left behind. To think that nothing makes sense. Not one thing.”

4. I turned my head. “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,” I said, “than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”

Let the Storms Break (Let the Sky Fall#2) by Shannon Messenger

18051183Favourite quotes:

1. “There’s much more power in pain.”

2. “Breaking the winds breaks you. The power becomes a craving, like…part of you dies and the only way to fill the emptiness is to spoil everything around you. And you can’t fight it because you can’t fight it because you don’t want to fight it, because then you’d never be able to experience the rush again.

3. “Sometimes pain is necessary to fix a problem that cannot otherwise be corrected. It’s unpleasant and unfortunate, but then it’s over and everything is set right.”

4. “But will you be able to live with yourself if something happens to anyone you love?”

Book Review: Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock

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Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Genre: Contemporary and Young Adult

Release Date: February 11, 2014

Pages: 304 (Hardcover)

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Dreamy, poetic Claire, seventeen, has spent the last few months taking care of her six-year-old sister, Izzy, as their mother lies in a hospital bed recovering from a stroke. Claire believes she has everything under control until she meets “Brent” online. Brent appears to be a kindred spirit, and Claire is initially flattered by his attention. But when she meets Max, the awkward state senator’s son, her feelings become complicated.

Max, also seventeen, has been working the worst summer job ever at the beachside Snack Shack. He’s also been popping painkillers. His parents—more involved in his father’s re-election than in their son’s life—fail to see what’s going on with him.

Working alongside Max is Barkley, twenty-one. Lonely and obsessive, Barkley has been hearing a voice in his head. No one—not his parents, not his co-workers—realizes that Barkley is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. Until the voice in his head orders him to take out his gun.

First of all, I would like to thank the publisher, St. Martin’s Griffin for giving me an ARC of this book to review. Thank you so much! Really appreciate it! All right, now for my review.

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Ever since that tragic incident that happened in Connecticut, I’ve been intrigued, no, obsessed with shootings and massacres of any sorts. So, of course when I found out that Before My Eyes has a shooting I knew that I HAD TO GET MY HANDS ON IT. So far, after reading quite a few novels about shootings I’ve been left with huge disappointment after huge disappointment

Caroline Bock is an author that tries too hard. It was sad reading about something that could have been so great fail so miserably. The writing for almost all of the story is very stiff and annoying. I couldn’t connect with any of the characters partially because of this as well as the fact that they all suck ass. Another thing that I had a problem with is the summary of the book since it says that Barkley hears a voice in his head. Where the hell is this voice?! It makes a millisecond appearance only twice where it says one word. Everything about the voice inside of his head is flimsy and pathetic.

Before My Eyes starts off great. It’s extremely creepy and odd, the writing is really proper and by that I mean there aren’t any contractions. I was instantly hooked after the first chapter which is told from Barkley’s perspective. This first chapter is intriguing and it’s the best part of the novel. I wish I were kidding but I’m not. However, the best character is the dog, King, who’s blind. Near the end of the story, King becomes braver than anyone and blindly risks his life to save others. Reading about him alone got this book one cloud out of me because he’s amazing.

Overall, don’t read this. If you’re like me and are looking for a well executed story about teenagers and a shooting you’ll have to look elsewhere. Before My Eyes is a sloppily done novel that has left me close to no hope that I’ll ever find a great teen story about a shooting.

1.5 Odd Clouds
1.5 Odd Clouds

 

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