The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

The Tempest by William Shakespeare



A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray


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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (September 30)

The Young Elites by Marie Lu (October 7)

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (October 7)



It is years from now, and my hands belong to a mother who lost her hands in a fire. She has four children. She comforts them, bathes them, brushes their hair, and changes their diapers with those hands. She treasures my hands because she knows how precious they are. She gets manicures weekly for me, even though she doesn’t know who I was.

My legs belong to a girl who was in a plane crash. She had been a track star, but found that my legs simply weren’t built for that. For a while she mourned the loss of her Olympic dream, but then realized that my legs could dance. She learned to tango, and one day she met a prince while dancing in Monaco, and she danced her way into his heart. They married, and now the royal couple have a grand ball every year. The highlight of the ball is her stunning tango with her prince.

My heart went to a scientist on the verge of discovering a way to harness starlight and solve the world’s energy needs. He was so close—but then suffered a major heart attack. Thanks to me, though, he survived and completed his life’s work, making the world a better place for all of us. He even won the Nobel Prize.

And as for my mind—my memories, which are full of a loving childhood—they all went to troubled souls who had no such memories of their own. But now with that part of me in them, they are healed of the many hurts in their lives.

“Very interesting, Miracolina, but you’ve left out one thing.”


“Your soul,” he says. “Who gets your soul?”

“My soul,” she tells him with confidence, “goes to God.”

Dream a Little Dream of Me - Ozzie Nelson

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Code Name Verity broke my heart quite a bit. 

The Hunger Games Characters> the Hawthorne siblings

Fahrenheit 451 book sculpture by Jodi Harvey-Brow

"I know that somewhere upon the grass, her dragons hatched, and so did she. I know she is proud. How not? What else was left her but pride? I know she is strong. How not? The Dothraki despise weakness. If Daenerys had been weak, she would have perished with Viserys. I know she is fierce. Astapor, Yunkai and Meereen are proof enough of that. She has survived assassins and conspiracies and fell sorceries, grieved for a brother and a husband and a son, trod the cities of the slavers to dust beneath her dainty sandalled feet."
(for Julia ♥ )

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featuring a quote from: days of blood and starlight, by laini taylor
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 hits theatres in 2 months! (21.11.14)

One of the first things they ask you in the ER is to rate your pain on a scale from 1 to 10. I’ve been asked this question hundreds of times and… I remember once, when I couldn’t catch my breath and I felt like my chest was on fire. The nurse asked me to rate the pain, though I couldn’t speak I held up nine fingers. Later, when I start to feeling better, the nurse came in and she called me a fighter. "You know how I know?" she said, "you called a 10 a 9." But that wasn’t the truth. I didn’t called it a 9 ‘cause I was brave. The reason I called it a 9 was because I was saving my 10.

And this was it. This was the great and terrible 10. 

“Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.”

(for curious-george007, the lovely runner-up of our giveaway)