There are so many amazing books out there – released or soon-to-be-released – that have certain passages that just captivate.
Here are just a few of those that caught my attention in the past month.
There were so many amazing passages to choose from in this book. But I actually had two favorites that just stuck in my mind for days afterward.
One is so unbelievably chest-tighteningly awesome, the other is kind of wicked. So, of course I chose the wicked one.
Cole to Nikki:
He put his lips against my head. “Heroes don’t exist. And if they did, I wouldn’t be one of them.”
I found about twenty passages that would be just so perfect to tease. But some gave a little too much away. And others were just too awesome to reveal and would be better discovered while reading the book.
I have a completely different quote in my review, something much more lighthearted and fun. But I couldn’t resist teasing this passage, which is one of my very favorites.
Though to keep this a bit of a mystery I won’t say who the two characters are.
Her breath caught, and she dropped her hand from his shoulder. “It’s been a year,” she said quickly. “God knows you’ve moved on.”
He didn’t break her gaze. “God knows nothing.”
It was so difficult for me to tease a passage that kept things rated PG. Because most of my favorite passages were H.O.T.
And while I did find one passage that is deliciously perfect, it’s actually part of a much longer scene that is so unbelievably intense.
But this is only supposed to tease, so you’ll have to grab the book to find out just what comes next.
Katy and Daemon:
Time seemed to slow, every second stretching out before me, tantalizing and torturing every breath I took. Waiting, wanting to show him whatever he was looking for as his eyes darkened to a deep green.
One of my most favorite non-spoilery passages was one at the very beginning. There are so many passages that would be perfect to tease in this post, but I thought I’d choose the one that stuck with me right from the start.
And of course it had to be about Will, because he is such an unbelievable tease.
Tessa about Will:
Will was beautiful, but he was not hers; he was not anybody’s. Something in him was broken, and through that break spilled a blind cruelty, a need to hurt and to push away.
I was torn between choosing a teaser passage that was heartbreaking or one that was heartwarming. It was too tough to choose.
Instead I chose a passage that was just written so beautifully and is just so completely true.
Something about first love defies duplication. Before it, your heart is blank. Unwritten. After, the walls are left inscribed and graffitied. When it ends, no amount of scrubbing will purge the scrawled oaths and sketched images, but sooner or later, you find that there’s space for someone else, between the words and in the margins.
This is another book of the author’s with some wonderfully graphic, dark and disturbing passages. And some that are just so unbelievably sad.
It was surprisingly difficult to choose a favorite, but I think I found one that captures the spirit of this book perfectly.
As soon as reality breaks, as soon as we are separated from the physical world, the cracks begin to appear in our minds. And through them seeps the madness that has always been there, flowing into your skull like a liquid nightmare.
Choosing a favorite passage from this book was harder than I thought it would be. I included one with my review, but finding one that was a little different, but that didn’t give too much away, proved to be a challenge.
I finally managed to narrow it down to three. All of which were utterly hilarious. And one of which is below.
Pearl about Evan:
He shifted the car into gear and peeled out. To her delight, he sped down the street at her favorite velocity: alarmingly fast. She upgraded her impression of him from “delicious breakfast” to “attractive lackey.” Too bad the Family didn’t keep lackeys.
I found an absolutely amazing passage to tease in my review. But I decided, instead of going for a passage that is all about the author’s beautiful writing, this time I’d tease something just a bit hotter.
As this is only supposed to tease, I end the passage just before the other character is revealed and just before things get even steamier.
“No!” She tried to get loose. “You are not kissing me you big l-“
And quite abruptly her insult was swallowed in his kiss. His hot, deep kiss that shut down her brain and made her legs go like Jell-O. She felt a furious heat rush into her cheeks and swim downwards into the pit of her belly….”
I thought eight was just the right amount of books to tease. Not too many and not too few. If I was all about the spoilers those teasers would be far more tormenting than what I’ve included, so I haven’t been too evil, have I?
Though I have to admit, reading those teasers just now makes me want to re-read all these books again.