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Smokejumper by Jason Ramos

His men lay on the muddy tunnel floor, writhing and moaning in the sweltering darkness. One man stood up and made a desperate rush for the entrance. Polanski barred the way and drew his pistol.

“The first man who tries to leave this tunnel, I will shoot,” he said.

It was August 20, 1910 in the Coeur d’Alene forest near Wallace Idaho, and outside the world was burning.

I’ve been “reading” audio books lately. I find I’m enjoying a lot more “reading” than I used to because of this. I’m even branching out a bit. For instance, this book is non-fiction. It’s a bit thick with the facts, but has some good stories mixed in. I am thoroughly enjoying it. The teaser is taken from minute 1:06:53.

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The Raven King by Maggier Stieffvater p44

“No homework. I got suspended,” Blue replied.

[paragraph or two abridged for space considerations]

“For what?”

“Emptying another student’s backpack over his car. I don’t really want to talk about it,”

“I do,” Ronan said.

“Well, I don’t. I’m not proud of it.”

Ronan patted her leg. “I’ll be proud for you.”

I love the way these characters fit together.

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater location 171

“Maybe I dreamt you,” he [Ronan] said.

“Thanks for the straight teeth, then,” Adam replied.

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The Dream Thieves by Maggier Stieffvater p 52

The Gray Man hated his current rental car. He got the distinct impression it hadn’t been handled enough by humans when it was young, and now would never be pleasant to be around.

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stefvater p.1

The people who came to the little, bright blue house at 300 Fox Way didn’t mind the imprecise nature of their fortunes. It became a challenge, to realize the exact moment that the predictions came true.

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson p.270

I see his shadow looming, growing darker. “While you make soup, I- I’ve decided to pass out again.”

The character is gravely ill, and keeps passing out. The person looming is her lover.

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The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson p.74

“I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it’s the most painful kind of hope there is. It can be ripped away so easily. By indifference. By death. By… the need for a political marriage. Or maybe that last one is just me.”

Said by a queen to her lady in waiting.

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Night Sins by Tami Hoag p.88

“It’s a starting place, Chief. We’ve got to start somewhere.”
“Yeah. If only we knew where we were going.”

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The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic p.182

“The games will still be there tomorrow. I’m here right now, I’m hungry, and I’m tired of you ignoring me in my own room.”

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The Raven King by Nora Sakavic p.295

“This isn’t a team,” Neil said. “It’s a cult.”

This seemed a lot funnier in context. The hero is talking about his opponents in a college-level sport that the author created. It’s a bit like a cross between lacrosse and basketball. The opponents all wear black at all times, sit the same way, eat the same way, and rarely speak out of turn.

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The Raven King by Nora Sakavic p.142

It (the Edgar Allen University fight song) wasn’t upbeat and confident like any other song Neil heard at games. This was a dark and heavy tune, an intimidating message of death and domination. The Ravens took their image seriously. Neil guessed they had a lot of intensive counseling in their futures.

Cover blurb: The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they’ve always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil. Except Andrew doesn’t give up anything for free and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don’t have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil’s fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage. Neil’s days are numbered, but he’s learning the hard way to go down fighting for what he believes in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew won’t believe in himself.

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The Foxhle Court by Nora Sakavic p.132

Their waitress passed out bowls and set a pile of napkins in the middle of the table. As soon as she left, Andrew scattered the napkins with an impatient hand. Underneath them all was a pile of packets full of pale yellow powder.

This is from a 3 book series The Girl pushed me into reading. It’s angsty, and full of interesting characters.

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Undead and Unappreciated by Mary Janice Davidson p.34

She’d tried – repeatedly – to kill me, but worse, she’d killed other vampires to get to me. And she’d ruined my shirt. She had to go.


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Slasher Girls and Monster Boys p.8

The power of the mind was something we experimented with on Friday night sleepovers. Also light-as-a-feather-stiff-as-a-board, and the Ouija, before kate-Marie’s dad burned it in her backyard. We also tried texting boys alluring emoticons and, on one brave night, posted photos of our faceless boobs to a message board, but hen took them down fast when the comments got scary.

This is an anthology. The teaser is from The Birds of Azalea Street by Nova Ren Suma.


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Ties of Compassion by Jae Hwal-Yong c104 p5

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Ran across some timely cynicism in my manga reading.

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