Favourite Book Quotes of The Week#25

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

Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon

17302690Favourite Quotes:

1. Everybody dies, dudes and dudettes. That’s the name of the game.

2. “Everybody’s got troubles, you know that? The world’s a universally sad and fucked-up place. People hurt, all of them. You beginning to get that? Or do you still think it’s just you, man? Only you that suffers? Like You’ve been singled out?”

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

13580928Favourite quotes:

1. “The things that are the most precious to us are sometimes the most secret.”

2. Sleep every chance you get. Eat every chance you get.

3. “Someday you will know that the heart is not always as wise as it is strong.”

4. The biggest lies you tell are for yourself.

4.7/5-It took me over a month to finish this book not because it was slow, boring, or uncreative, but because I couldn’t bring myself to finish the last few chapters I had left. I honestly didn’t want this book to end. The book made me so angry at times, yet still made me laugh a lot and cry too.

(Summary from Goodreads)

Sixteen-Year-Old Jace Witherspoon arrives at the doorstep of his estranged brother Christian with a re-landscaped face (courtesy of his father’s fist), $3.84, and a secret. He tries to move on, going for new friends, a new school, and a new job, but all his changes can’t make him forget what he left behind—his mother, who is still trapped with his dad, and his ex-girlfriend, who is keeping his secret. At least so far.

Worst of all, Jace realizes that if he really wants to move forward, he may first have to do what scares him most: He may have to go back. First-time novelist Swati Avasthi has created a riveting and remarkably nuanced portrait of what happens after. After you’ve said enough, after you’ve run, after you’ve made the split—how do you begin to live again?

(My Opinion)

This book was amazing, most of the characters flew off of the pages because they were so  funny and creative. Well-written without too much description or explanation in the first few chapters that it was a quick and easy read. A very moving tale about abuse where we learn the different sides to his family. The idea for this novel was executed almost perfectly with a good amount of flashbacks and touching moments.

Almost perfect in my eyes. There are a lot of books that I wished were tweaked a bit better or were a bit clearer on some parts so that I could put it up in my “Forever love and cherish” book pile. Swati Avasthi’s Debut novel could have been clearer on a few of the secondary characters. I wished she made Jace’s ex-girlfriend clearer and more history about his best friend.

Such an emotional book! I just couldn’t bring myself to finish it for the longest time because I didn’t want Jace’s adventure to end. I loved how his brother, Christian acted towards Jace near the ending because it surprised me, I thought Christian would have reacted differently. Also, the flashbacks about Jace;s old life and what he liked about it and what he despised because most of them were about his father. In this book, I loved how the relationships between Jace’s brother and his new friends weren’t too fast and they were very unpredictable while the slowly blooming romance was in fact that. Slowly blooming. Holy crap, the writing style was what I loved from authors. It was so easy to read that, the words flew off the page and I couldn’t remember if the book was past or present tense because I was so caught up in the story of Jace.

An amazing novel about getting over the past and fighting to not become the monster you’ve known all your life. A total must read for everyone. Swati Avasthi’s next novel will probably be a smash hit if its anything similar to Split.

Liar By Justine Larbalestier

3.34/5 I really didn’t know what to think or believe about this book when I finished it.

17 year-old Micah is a compulsive liar. You can’t believe a word she says, and she’s perfectly fine with that. Until her boyfriend, Zach gets murder by someone and she has to finally tell the truth to get it off her chest. But how can you trust anything that a compulsive liar says? 

What I don’t like is that this book got me really confused at some parts, and I really couldn’t believe half of what she said because they were so outrageous and stupid. Also, I didn’t like the ending because, even though it was different from what I thought would have happened I was still a bit hesitant to believe it.

I like that she lied a lot. I’m not even sure why, I guess I like it because I’m know as the gullible one in my group of friends and I like how I could tell with some of the lies which ones were legit and which ones weren’t (even if I only caught two lies). I don’t think I will be continuing reading any more of Justine Larbalestier just because this one bored me. 

Liar By Justine Larbalestier

3/5 I really didn’t know what to think or believe about this book when I finished it.

17 year-old Micah is a compulsive liar. You can’t believe a word she says, and she’s perfectly fine with that. Until her boyfriend, Zach gets murder by someone and she has to finally tell the truth to get it off her chest. But how can you trust anything that a compulsive liar says?

What I don’t like is that this book got me really confused at some parts, and I really couldn’t believe half of what she said because they were so outrageous and stupid. Also, I didn’t like the ending because, even though it was different from what I thought would have happened I was still a bit hesitant to believe it.

I like that she lied a lot. I’m not even sure why, I guess I like it because I’m know as the gullible one in my group of friends and I like how I could tell with some of the lies which ones were legit and which ones weren’t (even if I only caught two lies). I don’t think I will be continuing reading any more of Justine Larbalestier just because this one bored me.