Anyway, because of my insolence, I only have SOME of my favorite quotes from this year. But the other platypires had theirs ready, because they're better people than I am.
Undone by Peggy Martinez
I don't want you to be happy for me, Sage."
His voice was rougher and closer than when he'd spoken before. I kept my eyes on my hands as they continued their relentless cleaning.
"I want you to need me like you did before. I want you burning up on the inside from desire. I want you to kiss me like you did that day on the beach, without a care, without reservation, and without anyone else claiming any of your affections. I want you to burn like I do.
There Are No Vampires In This Book by Megan Bailey
He gave her one of his glares, the one normally reserved for other people.
"Why do you even care?"
"Because you're..." The word <i>mine</i> hung on the tip of her tongue, shocking her. Heat flamed her cheeks and quickened her heart. She jumped to her feat. "I don't care!
Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall
She’s the same girl who, because of the absence of care, concern, and kindness, put on a shield made of donuts, cookies, and cakes to hide from the pain of dismissal, of being told that she is less than valuable and that she’s utterly unlovable.
Creatura by Nely Cab
“What were you guys doing in there?” Bill sounded perturbed.
“We’ve been waiting for you forever.”
“William,” David hung his arm over Bill’s shoulder, “A man always waits patiently for his ladylove.”
“Are you for real?” Bill’s eyes narrowed. “What black and white movie did you pop out of?”
The Story of Awkward R.K. Ryals
True courage isn’t about being brave. True beauty isn’t about being beautiful. True courage is about being real. True beauty is about being happy.
Ordinary by Lindy Zart
“Being fearless isn’t about being unafraid; it’s about doing things in spite of being afraid.”
Outlier: Rebellion by Daryl Banner
“He's going to join, so you must like him. We must all like each other because that's the rule," declares Rone. "That's the rule I made up just now.”
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
“Happy, normal lives going on in happy, normal ways, in a world that was anything but. Once you realized this, experienced something that made it crystal clear, you couldn’t forget it. Like a face. Or a name. However you first learn that truth, once it’s with you, it never really goes away.”
Last Resort by Kate Roth
“I've been with men who I didn't have feelings for and the sex was good. But the best sex of my life has been with my husband. Sex is about more than just bodies fittin' together, honey. Sure, anybody can do it. At a place like this, some people don't even get past introductions before they're falling into bed. Chances are, more than a heapin' handful of people on the planet could give you a good one with some sweet talk and a little gusto. But great sex, the really amazing stuff, in my opinion, is based on trust. If you trust someone, you can be vulnerable without being scared and if you can be vulnerable, you can open yourself up to experience things you never could've with someone that you had apprehension about. Sex without feelings is possible, of course. It's rampant even. But sex with feelings? Honey, that's the stuff that'll send you to the moon and back.”
The Book of Shade by K.C. Finn
“It was like some gothed-out version of Beauty and the Beast, except without a trace of merriment or singing.”
Smother by Lindy Zart
“There's a difference between not caring about what others think, and not caring about yourself. Your problem is you don’t even care about you. And if you don't care about yourself, how the hell is anyone else supposed to?”
Storm by Amanda Sun
“Every Samurai uses circumstances to his advantage, right? Don't play by the rules. Use your foreigner status to cheat your way out of trouble."
"One, we're not samurai. Two, don't samurai have an honor code or something?"
Tomo paused, scanning the buildings. "Oh yeah," he said. "I was thinking pirates.”
Wolves of the Northern Rift by Jon Messenger
“If the city has failed to definitively prove the existence of werewolves, we'll go find evidence elsewhere."
Luthor frowned. "Would this 'elsewhere' be beyond the wall, in the territory of the werewolves?"
Simon smiled at his friend's discomfort. "Indeed it would be."
"I'm going to need a thicker jacket," Luthor sighed.”
Destiny's Flame by D.S. Schmeckpeper
“For the love of-are you kidding me?" he replied.
Arcus turned back toward the rest of the group. "If only she were kidding. She's not. It's okay, I love her even though she is infuriating.”
The Book of Bart by Ryan Hill
“I really didn't think our relationship was going to get past this whole me-offing-his-dad thing, which was just petty on his part.”
Chasing Daybreak by Ranae Glass
“My purse was small, so I could carry either an extra clip or lipstick. When you had to choose between makeup and ammunition, you knew your evening was off to a shaky start.”
The Man I Love by Suanne Laqueur
“She smiled back at him. Neither of them had said so much as hello yet she was looking at him with those eyes. Deep in the cathedral of his young being, Erik felt a bell toll, a peal of recognition. And for the rest of his life, he would swear, he would swear to anyone who asked, although nothing was said aloud, he heard Daisy Bianco speak to him. She said it with her eyes, he heard it clearly in his head, and it wasn’t hello.
It was, 'Well, here you are...'
Here I am, he thought.”
Something True by Karelia Stetz-Waters
“I like her," Laura said, smiling her wry smile. "She's got that stupid kind of hope that gets people killed.”
The Martian by Andy Weir
“Technically it’s “Carl Sagan Memorial Station.” But with all due respect to Carl, I can call it whatever the hell I want. I’m the King of Mars.”
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
“You’re evil, you know that?” I said.
She grinned and shook her head. “Chaotic Neutral, sugar.”