Thursday Quotables (the second)

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!


6 thoughts on “Thursday Quotables (the second)

  1. I’m right there with you on the TBR list. At this point, I’ve just resigned myself to the knowledge that I will probably never read all of it. Ah well.
    I have several ethical problems with this series, but I also have several things I L-O-V-E about it. I think I am going to finish it though, especially since the final installment comes out this year!


  2. I haven’t read this book, but that is such a lovely quote, and your description of it is absolutely gorgeous. ❤ *adds book to the never ending TBR*



  3. Oh, this is such a beautiful passage. ❤ I believe I've only read the first two Raven Boys books, but I've heard wonderful things about the series, and so I think I must pick it up ASAP. Especially when there are gorgeous passages like this to savour.

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    1. Thanks! As I alluded to in the post, I have a love/hate relationship with this series. The writing style and characters are some of my favorite elements in these books though. If those are important to you I’d definitely go ahead and read The Raven Cycle.

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