Monday, April 2, 2012

Memorable Monday #9

And I'm back with my ninth 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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This week, my quote comes from... 
Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe's world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth—he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything—or anyone—into something else.

That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she's human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila's been cursed to love him, a little gift from his emotion worker mom. And if Lila's love is as phony as Cassel's made-up memories, then he can't believe anything she says or does.

When Cassel's oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only clue—crime-scene images of a woman in red gloves. But the mob is after Cassel too—they know how valuable he could be to them. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive. But where can he turn when he can't trust anyone—least of all, himself?

Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.

Okay, the Curse Workers is one of my favorite series, ever! Its seriously brilliant, and it mixes magic with the real world. Now my quote below is really bittersweet, but I don't think those who haven't read the series yet can relate. But if you had... well, just get your heart crushed all over again.
I watch her go. Watch the shadow of her steps and her straight back and the gleam of her hair. 
I remind myself that this is what I wanted. When that doesn't work, I tell myself that I can survive on memories. The smell of Lila's skin, the way her eyes shine with mischief, the low rasp of her voice. It hurts to think of her, but I can't stop. It ought to hurt. 
After all, hell is supposed to be hot.
Why, why did you have to end Red Glove right there, Holly Black? Now I really really want to read Black Heart right now!

But enough of me griping. :P What was your quote?

And oh! I almost forgot! Just a reminder to go enter Patricia's April Giveaway Surprise HERE! She's got some pretty awesome books up for grabs, and you get additional entries by commenting. But her blog is so awesome you can't help but comment, so its a win-win! :) (And go check out her timeline HERE! It's so cool and totally unique!)

AND... Just in case you missed the upper left corner of my sidebar, I'm going on a two month long vacation. I leave tomorrow, and will return during the first week of June. Now, I'm not sure how often I'm going to have internet, so my blog will be on hiatus as of now. I still might update it occasionally though! 

Okay, that's all. :)

Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

Care to Share?  


  1. I've not heard a lot about this series on book blogs (or maybe I'm not looking hard enough!) But it sounds like something I might like. Yep, I'm going to have it out.

    Even though I haven't read it, I really like this quote. It captures the heartache of having to watch someone walk away and not running after them to stop them.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Never heard about the series before. I love your quote:)

  3. Okay, you might have just totally spoiled everything, but I love you for it! I want to read these books. Now. Please?

    Also, I can't believe you actually mentioned not only the giveaway but the freaking timeline. Color me flattered, redfaced, and very happy! *giggles* Heheheh, someone mentioned my timeline! Heheheheheh!! *dances around*

    But oooh, I know that you've mentioned the vacation in two of your emails before, BUT I seem to have chosen the "coping means ignoring" path and now can only say - That's too long! I shall do a Jen is on vacation feature. Wait till you see what crap I've just come up with. Hahahah. Ha.

    1. Well, the quote isn't actually THAT spoilery- it just seems like it! :D And I have a feeling that if you'll read the book, you're gonna fall in love with the series- its got cons and magic; really cool stuff! :)

      Aww, the Patricia that's high on happiness is so adorable! :D

      Well, two months isn't THAT long... (Okay, maybe a bit long :P) But ooh, a vacation feature? Can't wait to see the crap you come up with! ;)

  4. Two months away? Well I hope you're going someplace lovely and have a wonderful time :)

    I've heard lots of good things about the first book in this series but I have yet to read it. One day I will! Thanks for sharing, Jen.


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