Book Quotes O – S

Pestilence (Four Horsemen #1)

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, New Adult

  • “You have awoken my heart.”

“I don’t understand how pain and affection can coexist alongside one another.”

  • I’m riding with one of the horsemen of the apocalypse. Holy shit. I’ve now got front row seats to the end of the world.

His eyes find mine, the flames dancing in them. Even lit by fire, he looks like an angel.
The devil was also an angel. 

  • That smoky, rolling voice of his twists my name into something intimate and exotic. I think I hate how lovely he makes it sound.

A woman should not be oddly pleasing. She should be a ball-busting, skull crushing, badass motherfucker who is impossible to forget.

  • “That boy out there has seen a lot of human nature, the bulk of it ugly. He’s only now seeing the beauty of it, and largely through you. Show him what we shine with. Show him humanity is worthy of redemption.”

After I put Pestilence’s crown on my head (motherfucking queen right here).

  • He has no idea how good looking he is. Scratch that–good looking is a term reserved for humans who are attractive, imperfections and all. This inhuman thing, with his angelic features, isn’t good looking, he’s blinding, breathtaking. He’s perfection incarnate. And isn’t that just cosmically unfair? He’s a harbinger of the apocalypse. He doesn’t need to be attractive, but he is.

Ugh. Definitely working with an Old Testament God here. Pestilence probably expects two cows and four goats from my father too.

  • “When you ignore me, I burn with relentlessness; it feels as though the sun has turned its back on the world. And when you smile at me–when you gaze at me like you can see my soul–I feel…I feel like I am lit on fire, like you have been called by God to raze my world.”

“I came to earth and I touched and the world knew terror. I am Pestilence, and my memory is longer than recorded history–it is even longer than man. I cam before him, and dear Sara, I will outlive his end.”

  • “I cannot decide if you are a toxin or a tonic, only that you plague my thoughts and fill my veins.”

“I hope you are half as frightened of it as I am.”

  • The monster that is my horseman is a lonely, melancholy being.

What is the use of having a horseman around if he won’t answer any of the fun questions?

  • Only Pestilence could outshine the sun.

A rose may smell the same no matter what name you give it, but how you think of it may change.

  • “I may have laid claim to the world, but I’ve lost you, the only thing I ever really wanted.”

I thought my heart had been abused enough to forget that it belongs to the horseman.

  • I’m drowning in my loneliness and no amount of company can banish the sensation.

First his gaze brightens, his eyebrows hiking up, and then a smile that could outpace the sun spreads across his face.
He leans down and takes my lips, and the kiss is an end and a beginning all at once.

  • He’s my oxygen and I haven’t been able to breathe for months.

“I am your victor. You see, I came to conquer this land and its people, but instead, one of its people conquered me.”

Renner’s Rules by K. Webster

Genre: Adult, New Adult, Romance

  • Chiseled from stone. Made by God. Like a work of art.

He asked and now I have an answer. Him. He’s my new hobby.

  • Driving Principal Renner crazy is fun.

He stares up at me with such love and adoration in his gaze, I’m afraid I’ll collapse. My heart aches just staring at him sometimes. This thing between us caught fire quickly and it hasn’t shown signs of dying. If anything, we burn brighter each day.

  • Love is a force to be reckoned with.

shattermeseries.jpgShatter Me Series (Books1-3) by Tahereh Mafi

Genre: YA Dystopia, Science Fiction

Shatter Me:

  • Raindrops are my only reminder that clouds have a heartbeat. That I have one, too.

We were killing ourselves by trying to stay alive.

  • “I thought you were my punishment.”

I never wanted to hurt him.
I never wanted to hurt the only person who never wanted to hurt me.

Destroy Me:

  • I will give no one the satisfaction of my death.

My thoughts, I think, will soon be sound.
My mind, I hope will soon be found.

  • And some days I wonder why I insist on keeping myself alive.

Because in the end it is our emotions that make us weak, not our actions.

Unravel Me:

  • He’s come to fight.
    For me.

It’s the kind of kiss that makes you realize oxygen is overrated.

  • “Just because I’m going to hell, doesn’t mean you’ll ever deserve her.”

I’m beginning to think of hope as a dangerous, terrifying thing.

  • “I want to know how to convince you to design a smile just for me.”

“The truth is a painful reminder of why I prefer to live among the lies.”

  • This time I am a force.
    A deviation of human nature.

Fracture Me:

  • I don’t know if my allegiance is to James or Juliette.

Ignite Me:

  • My eyes are filling fast with tears and I blink and blink but the world is a mess and I want to laugh because all I can think is how horrible and beautiful it is, that our eyes blur the truth when we can’t bear to see it.

Aaron Warner Anderson, chief commander and regent of sector 45, son of the supreme commander of The Reestablishment.
He has a soft spot for fashion.

  • Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures.
    No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh.

Maybe we both fell in love with the illusion of something more.

  • Kenji crosses his arms. “Yeah, it sounds like we’re going to go all peacock and hope they find us attractive enough to mate with.”

It’s the kind of kiss that inspires stars to climb into the sky and light up the world. The kind that takes forever and no time at all.