Thursday Quotables is a weekly feature from Bookshelf Fantasies, and you should go check out Lisa’s blog immediately. *stares at you from internet to make you feel guilty as you read this* Now that you’re back, we can proceed. This week’s quote comes from…
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
From page 364:
It was a sort of ferocious, quiet beauty, the sort that wouldn’t let you admire it. The sort of beauty that just always hurt.
Although overall I have a complicated relationship with this series, I adore Stiefvater’s wording. There are many lovely little passages like this, and all the nuances, the ebb and flow of her phrases-they’re gorgeous. Somehow, it feels like reading music; something that drops and rises and echoes and bangs. As if the entire book, the entire series, were just movements of a sonata being performed by a wonderful orchestra.
What did you think of my quote this week? Also, if you’d like to be part of Thursday Quotables, go to Bookshelf Fantasies (link above). And if you just have a favorite quote from this week, share it in the comments. See you next week! Also, (to those who celebrate it) happy Christmas Eve!