you want my kisses
but why give her the moon?
Farley was raised to be strong, but being tasked with planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected. As she travels the land recruiting black market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital, she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation—Mare Barrow. (via Goodreads)Truth be told, I am much more interested in Silvers than in Reds. Though having a Red POV is definitely not surprising, my initial reaction was more to the lines of "who needs a Farley POV, really?". I would give the world for a Cal or a Maven POV but this is what we get and sometimes, we gotta scrape with what we've got.
But belief doesn't make it easy to take a bullet.
"My name is my mother, my sister Madeline, and their graves dug in the frozen ground of a village no one lives in anymore." ~ Captain Farley
Rise, red as the dawn.
Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life. (via Goodreads)
But there is a difference between a single candle in the darkness and a sunrise.That was Coriane on the happiness she felt when Tibe finally confessed and asked her to marry him. That was what she felt. Sure she is happy, but there sure is a difference between being happy because you have everything you want in the world versus being happy because you got what you can get and for now that was enough.
"It might be a crime to write such things, but I am a queen. I am the queen. I can say and write what I think."Victoria Aveyard's enthralling writing style is still clearly present in here. And though this short lacks the thrilling fight scenes showcasing Silver abilities compared with the first book in the series, Aveyard still managed to capture the attention of her readers. The narrative was solid, and I wonder how she fit such timeline into too little number of pages. And though the ending was a bit rushed in my opinion, she did what she could given the material and still managed to make it work. This is a pretty short and fast read (roughly 60 pages in my reader) but a pretty thrilling read nonetheless.
There is nothing so terrible as a story untold.
"There is no greater pain or punishment than memory." ~ Jessamine
But there is a difference between a single candle in the darkness and a sunrise.
...like how I am listening to Adele's 25 right not (specifically "When We Were Young" and "All I Ask") which are pretty sad and nostalgic, but comforting all the same.
...like how I started my day hating the world and everything I am going through at the moment to the point where I took the first half of the day off because I just don't really feel like functioning at the moment.
...like how I was given an extra day today (after four freakin' years) and I spent half of it lying in bed like a useless log and the other half shamelessly faking it.
...like how I realized how so much has passed and so much has happened for the last four years and I am not sure if I came out a better person or worse.
...like how I realized that maybe four years is not really a very long time even if right now it feels like forever.
...like how I think that sometimes I am just holding on to feelings long lost maybe because it is better than to just feel outright empty.
...and how I am in the mood for Murakami novels these days and that means that, most likely, something is wrong.But really I just feel like uselessly wasting good ink tonight and maybe I just can't understand my head at the moment but I know it's better to be an incomprehensible mess in paper than to let these things rot and disappear, be swallowed by darkness -- like how some things just disappear but you know deep in your bones that they didn't really go away.