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419 pages, Hardcover
First published September 5, 2017
I'm so motherf*cking dead right now.
You can keep the glory. I'm just here for the blood.
Thus, the greatest monsters get their way, she realized. By looking just like the rest of us.Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo are responsible for her family's ruin and she will do whatever's necessary to murder them.
Silver at her throat. Stone at her feet. Iron in her heart.But anyone can betray her, the rivals are fierce and if she is exposed, everyone she knows will die.
Patience, she’d tell herself, whispering the word like a prayer. If Vengeance has a mother, her name is Patience.Ohhh my gosh. I just can't, the stress! Oh the stress! *breath, just breath.*
The heavens grant us only one life, but through books, we live a thousand.and this:
That's the power of words; twenty six little letter can paint a whole universe.I just love characters that love books!
“The heavens grant us only one life, but through books, we live a thousand.”
“The choice between looking plain and pretty isn’t really a choice at all. But any fool knows looking dangerous is preferable to both.”
“So much wealth held in so few palms. A kingdom of the blind, built on the backs of the bruised and the broken.”
“That's the power of words; twenty six little letters can paint a whole universe”
“But those who stand for nothing die for the same. And if you stand only for yourself, you fall alone.”
“Patience, she’d tell herself, whispering the word like a prayer. If Vengeance has a mother, her name is Patience.”
“That's the power of words; twenty six little letter can paint a whole universe”
“Problem with being a librarian is there's some lessons you just can't learn from books.”
“She'd grown up inside books. No matter how dark life became, shutting out the hurt was as easy as opening a cover. A child of murdered parents and a failed rebellion, she'd still walked in the boots of scholars and warriors, queens and conquerors.
The heavens grant us only one life, but through books, we live a thousand.”
“All must fall so one may stand.”
“And yet you paint your hands in red for them, when you should be painting the skies black.”
“Memory is a traitor, and a liar, and a good-for-nothing thief.”
“Because the voices in your head that say otherwise are just fear talking (…). Fear is a coward.”
“The brightest flames burn out the fastest (…). But in them, there is warmth that can last a lifetime. Even from a love that only lasts the nevernight. For people like us, there are no promises of forever.”
Peering in through the door, she saw Dona Leona emerging from a deep, steaming pool, water running in rivulets down her bare body. Her hair was damp, her face bereft of paint. It occurred to Mia that she was a beauty; full hips and fuller lips. Her eyes roamed Leona’s curves, wreathed in steam, and she wondered at the thrill of it. Why, downstairs in the barracks, seeing naked bodies meant nothing, but here, her skin was prickling. Heart beating faster. Thinking, perhaps, of another beauty on Aurelius’s bed, her taste on the young don’s mouth, her golden kisses sinking ever lower.
She thought of Ashlinn, then. The kiss they’d shared when Mia left the Church. That kiss that lasted a moment too long. Maybe not long enough?
#1 Nevernight ★★★★★
#2 Godsgrave ★★★★★
#3 Darkdawn ???
If Vengeance has a mother, her name is Patience.
The storm begs no forgiveness of the drowned.
“You can keep the glory. I'm just here for the blood.”
“Our scars are just gifts from our enemies... Reminding us they weren't good enough to kill us.”
“That’s Fear talking. Never listen to him. Fear is a coward.”
In every breath, hope abides.
“Conquer your fear,” she whispered, “and you can conquer the world”
"No matter what you face on those sands, fear is the only enemy in your path. Conquer your fear, and you can conquer the world."
"If Vengeance has a mother, her name is Patience."