Monday, March 12, 2012

Memorable Monday #6

And I'm back with my sixth Memorable Monday! For those who have no clue on what this is, this is a meme hosted by Escape in a Book, where you share a a certain quote that you love- funny, beautiful, or memorable in any way.

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1. Share a quote that has captured your interest lately in a Memorable Monday post on your blog.
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This week, my quote comes from... 
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
So, here's my quote:

“I don’t know many rules to live by,” he’d said. “But here’s one. It’s simple. Don’t put anything unnecessary into yourself. No poisons or chemicals, no fumes or smoke or alcohol, no sharp objects, no inessential needles—drug or tattoo—and… no inessential penises, either.”
*snorts* Ah, you gotta love Brimstone! However, DoSB is so much more than witty lines. The writing is simply beautiful. Trust me. Want proof? Here:
Happiness. It was the place where passion, with all its dazzle and drumbeat, met something softer: homecoming and safety and pure sunbeam comfort. It was all those things, intertwined with the heat and the thrill, and it was as bright within her as a swallowed star.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. To see just how beautiful this book is, go read this book and see for yourself! :D

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief


  1. That's a very lovely quote, indeed :) And the story of the whole book sounds pretty awesome, too. Haven't read that one yet, but I might change my mind. ;)

    You can find my Memorable Monday over here.

  2. I can't believe I haven't read this book! The whole paranormal thing (or fantasty or what?) isn't usually up my alley but I have heard wonderful things and these samples help! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oh, someone else, Serena?, shared this quote a few weeks ago, I think. I thought it was brilliant back then, and I'm still convinced it is. Heck, I have to read this book! >_<

    Patricia // My Memorable Monday


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