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The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
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Jun 21, 12

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Read in June, 2012

I can't wait... I wish it was coming out this minute but at least I can get as a late birthday present.

Things I Want To Happen:
For Dimtri and Adrian to fight
Sydney and Adrian kiss when she is dating Braydon
Sydney follows her heart
That Jill finds out that Micah and Trey are vampire hunters
Sydney gets used to magic and speicalises in fire
Zoe, Christan, Lissa, Rose (obviously if Queen Lissa is there) appear.
Jill finds out that Eddie has a crush on her
Jill and Eddie date

Best birthday present EVER!

Also, why did they change the book cover?! I mean, it was alright before.

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Everything was no or maybe! So sad...
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“Adrian, I'm on a date. Why are you here? On my car?”
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“You need me? You yell. You want to leave? We go. I'll get you out of here, no matter what.”
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“You made your own jean shorts...with a butter knife?”
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“I found the candles—atrocious air freshening ones that smelled like fake pine.”
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“Too bad you got so bogged down in books. You've got the spirit of a warrior.”
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“I felt the need to clarify we were there for the self defense class, in case he also taught about dog breeding or riding the high seas.”
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“I’d mentioned this odd wardrobe choice to Adrian a couple of weeks ago:
“Isn’t Dimitri hot?”
Adrian’s response hadn’t been entirely unexpected:
“Well, yeah, according to most women, at least.”
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“You'd give up drinking to go see your dad?"
"Well, not permanently," he said. "That'd be ridiculous. But maybe I could switch to something slightly cheaper for a while. Like...slushes. Do you know how much I love those? Cherry, especially.”
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“You're in an awfully good mood," he observed. "Was there a sale at Khakis-R-Us?”
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“Day 24. Situation is growing worse. My captors continue to find new and horrific ways to torture me. When not working, Agent Scarlet spends her days examining fabric swatches for bridesmaid dresses and going on about how in love she is. This usually causes Agent Boring Borscht to regale us with stories of Russian weddings that are even more boring than his usual ones. My attempts at escape have been thwarted thus far. Also, I am out of cigarettes. Any assistance or tobacco products you can send will be greatly appreciated.
-Prisoner 24601”
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“Really, Sage? A date?”
I sighed. “Yes, Adrian. A date.”
“A real date. Not, like, doing homework together,” he added.
“I mean like where you go out to a movie or something. And a
movie that’s not part of a school assignment. Or about something boring.”
“A real date.”
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“Adrian ordered a martini, earning disapproving looks from his father and me.
"It's barely noon," said Nathan.
"I know," said Adrian. "I'm surprised I held out that long too.”
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“He shouldn't have said that," repeated Adrian, eerily serious. He leaned his face toward mine. "I don't care if he's not the emotional type or the complimentary type or what. No one can look at you in this dress, in all that fire and gold, and start talking about anachronisms. If I were him, I would have said, 'You are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth.”
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“He shook his head. “No. Because there's no one else out there who understands you like I do.”
I waited for more. “That's it? You're not going to elaborate on what that means?”
Those green eyes held me. “I don't think I need to.”
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“I tried to be a better person for her– but it was to impress her, to get her to want me. But when I’m around you, I want to be better because… well, because it feels right. Because I want to. You make me want to become something greater than myself. I want to excel. You inspire me in every act, every word, every glance. I look at you, and you’re like… like light made into flesh. […] You have no clue how beautiful you are or how brightly you shine.”
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“He leaned closer to me and then seemed shocked as he realized what he was doing.

"Why would you do that? Why would you do that for me?”
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“Sage," he said. "What are you wearing?"
I sighed and stared down at the dress. "I know. It's red. Don't start. I'm tired of hearing about it."
"Funny," he said. "I don't think I could ever get tired of looking at it.”
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“For once, you're going to hear something that doesn't fit into your neat, compartmentalized world of order and logic and reason.”
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“It doesn't matter. Take Eddie's blood. Take Belikov's blood. Take your own for all I care. But If she doesn't want to give hers, then that's all there is to it. She said no. This conversation is done.”
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“Slushes. Do you know how much I love those? Cherry, especially.”
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“Jill was tall and slim, like most Moroi. With that figure came a modest chest. Angeline's chest...was not so modest.”
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“What about you, Sage? I know we don't have to worry about you violating the dress code. Did you have fun at your Alchemist spa this weekend?”
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“I find prostitutes vastly important.”
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“He froze, and for one moment, we stood locked in time. I could feel the silk of his shirt against my skin and the warmth of his body. The lingering scent of the overpriced cologne he wore floated around me. No smoke for a change. I’d always told him the cologne couldn’t be worth what he spent, but suddenly, I reconsidered. It was amazing.”
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“Sydney, this is the kind of shirt that says, ‘You’re never getting in here.”
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“Adrian stood there leaning against the doorframe, watching me with his heart in his eyes. In my chest, my own heart was breaking. On my cheek, the lily reminded me who I was. ”
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“Nothing he said could change what I think of you. I've had my mind made up about you for a long time... and it's all good.”
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“Isn’t it obvious, Sage? No, of course it isn’t. I did it so I’d have a reason to be around you — one I knew you couldn’t refuse.”
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“He reached out and pulled me to him, one hand on my waist and the other behind my neck. He tipped my head up and lowered his lips to mine. I closed my eyes and melted as my whole body was consumed in that kiss. I was nothing. I was everything. Chills, ran over my skin, and fire burned inside me. His body pressed closer to mine, and I wrapped my arms around his neck. His lips were warmer and softer than anything I could have ever imagined, yet fierce and powerful at the same time. Mine responded hungrily, and I tightened my hold on him. His fingers slid down the back of my neck, tracing its shape, and every place they touched was electric.”
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“Ah, those two. In a fight, they’re lethal. Around each other, they melt.”
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“But perhaps the best part of all was that I, Sydney Katherine Sage, guilty of constantly analyzing the world around me, well, I stopped thinking.”
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“I wanted someone a little more approachable," I explained.
"What, like Captain McTropicalShorts back there? Where on earth did you find him anyway?"
"Just did an Internet search." Feeling a need to defend my research, I added, "He comes highly recommended."
"By who? Long John Silver?”
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“Why not see which is brighter: your aura or the sun?”
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“How is Angeline?" asked Dimitri. "Is she improving?"
Eddie and I exchanged glances. So much for avoiding her indiscretions. "improving how exactly?" I asked. "Improving how exactly?" I asked. "In combat, in following the dress code, or in keeping her hands to herself?"
"Or in turning off caps lock?" added Eddie.
"you noticed that too?"I asked.
"Hard not to," he said.
Dimitri looked surprised, which was not a common thing. He wasn't caught off guard very often, but then, no one could really prepare for what Angeline might do.
"I didn't realize I needed to be more specific," said Dimitri after a pause. "I meant combat.”
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“You used nunchucks on a moose?"
Wolfe got a haunted look in his eyes. "I used all sorts of things on that bastard.”
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“And here I thought you had a soft spot for reckless young girls.”
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“We all screw up. Everyone makes mistakes. That’s what she did. It was bad judgment, that’s all. You don’t cut off the people you love for mistakes like that.”
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“I'm telling you, I wanted to. But I was trapped. You of all people should know what it's like being caught between groups”
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“Sorry, Ms. Terwilliger. I'm flattered that you think I'm such an upstanding person, but I'm already caught up in one epic battle of good versus evil. I don't need another.”
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“So far I’m not seeing a lot of difference between me and a carnival con-man.”
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“The question was which spell did I make? Which did I have time to make?
The answer was eerily simple.
I had time to make all of them.”
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“Different time, different place,” I said. “Things can change. People can change.”
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“I’m sorry ma’am,” I said. Really, I had no idea what else to say. I’d spent the weekend caught up in an epic battle to save humanity, and now… jean shorts?”
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“Nice blouse, Sage,” Adrian told me, deadpan. “It really brings out the khaki in your pants.”
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“I know how you guys feel about us. I'm not stupid, and believe me, I've tried to get you out of my head. But there isn't enough liquor or art or any other distraction in the world to do it. I had to stop going to Wolfe's because it was too hard being that close to you, even if it was all just pretend fighting. I couldn't stand the touching. It was agonizing because it meant something to me-and I knew it meant nothing to you. I kept telling myself to stay away altogether, and then I'd find excuses… like the car… anything to be around you again.”
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“Note even Moroi give licenses to infants, Sage,”
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“But I’m just going to be out there having a tea party with her cats or whatever it is she has in mind."

Adrian”
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“You were totally unprepared for her.”
“That's for damned sure.”
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“It was worth it. You looked... happy.”
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“It'd be nice to have someone who understood some of the things that went on in my head.”
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Marulett Me too!!! Great summary :)


Hope Robinson Really? Dimitri and Adrian? I like Adrian and all, but Dimitri would kick his butt! Compulsion can only go so far.


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