Will gave a short, disbelieving laugh. “It’s true,” he said. “I am no hero.”
"No," Tessa said. "You are a person, just like me." His eyes searched her face, mystified; she held his hand tighter, lacing her fingers with his. "Don’t you see, Will? You’re a person like me. You are like me. You say the things I think but never say out loud. You read the books I read. You love the poetry I love. You make me laugh with your ridiculous songs and the way you see the truth of everything. I feel like you can look inside me and see all the places I am odd or unusual and fit your heart around them, for you are odd and unusual in just the same way.” With the hand that was not holding his, she touched his cheek, lightly. "We are the same."
A Great And Terrible Beauty
(I don't update this very often so chances are I already finished this book !)
the most unrealistic thing about young adult novels is that none of the teenagers swear
They sure as shit swear in mine.
otps + favorite moments: rubiam
I closed what little distance was left between us, one hand sliding through his soft hair, the other gathering the back of his shirt into my fist. When my lips finally pressed against his, I felt something coil deep inside of me. There was nothing outside of him, not even the grating of cicadas, not even the gray-bodied trees. My heart thundered in my chest. More, more, more—a steady beat. His body relaxed under my hands, shuddering at my touch.
Breathing him in wasn’t enough, I wanted to inhale him.
The leather, the smoke, the sweetness.
I felt his fingers counting up my bare ribs. Liam shifted his legs around mine to draw me closer. I was off-balance on my toes; the world swaying dangerously under me as his lips traveled to my cheek, to my jaw, to where my pulse throbbed in my neck. He seemed so sure of himself, like he had already plotted out this course.
New Goodreads illustration! I enjoyed working with the limited palette, and always love painting books. Thanks Jade Change for the direction!
There is supposedly a downloadable poster version they’ll be releasing as well, so keep and eye on their site, if you’re a teacher or librarian or someone who likes books.
Also, Happy National Library Week!
Oh I love libraries.
gemma doyle trilogy + southern gothic au (for anna)
“Shall I tell you a story? A new and terrible one? A ghost story? Once upon a time there were four girls…”
Spanish moss drips eerily from the towering oaks that surround the Spence Academy for Young Ladies in the heart of the South Carolina low country. The whitewashed Antebellum mansion hides deep scars, but as newcomer Gemma and her unlikely band of friends discover, the shadowy caves beyond the wrought-iron gates and crooked tombstones are full of secrets that, once unearthed, could offer them power beyond their wildest dreams…
The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas