Retellings Quotes

Quotes tagged as "retellings" (showing 1-30 of 68)
Priya Ardis
“Do you think we can be friends?” I asked.
He stared up at the ceiling. “Probably not, but we can pretend.”
Priya Ardis, Ever My Merlin

Priya Ardis
“Vane grabbed me. “DuLac, let’s chat.”
Chat. British-speak for “Stand still while I yell at you.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“Did you recently turn into a jerk or have you been one since birth?”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Priya Ardis
“Do I look like I want to be involved in your teen love saga? Ask someone who cares.”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Priya Ardis
“Vane’s lips tightened to suppress a smile. “Why so hostile, love?”
“You whacked me on the head with a ball!”
“You deserved it.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“I caught his hand. “What do you want me to do?”
Leaning down, he kissed the pulse beating on my neck just above the damaged skin. “Tomorrow, I need you to die.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“Why did you wear heels? How are you supposed to fight a gargoyle in what you're wearing?”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Stacey Jay
“And what good is a voice when so few will listen?”
Stacey Jay, Of Beast and Beauty

Priya Ardis
“I noticed him right away. No, it wasn’t his lean, rugged face. Or the dark waves of shiny hair that hung just a little too long on his forehead. It wasn’t the slim, collarless biker jacket he wore, hugging his lean shoulders. It was the way he stood. The confident way he waited in the cafeteria line to get a slice of pizza. He didn’t saunter. He didn’t amble. He stood at the center, and let the other people buzz around him. His stance was straight and sure.”
Priya Ardis, Ever My Merlin

Priya Ardis
“He’d used the amulet to read my thoughts again.
I pictured smacking him in the face.”
Priya Ardis, Ever My Merlin

Priya Ardis
“Well, can you tell her that?"
He looked down at his feet. "I will. I will."
Guy-speak for, "I plan to keep avoiding her until she gives up.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“If I were to lock you up in a dungeon, I guarantee you would not be bored.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“You'll get fired if anyone finds out about us!"
"So many rules in this century," Vane muttered.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“He’s so powerful. Who knows maybe he’s advanced past eating”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Priya Ardis
“Plus, I happened to be a history nerd. Why else would I be interested in a guy born in the year 519?”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Cameron Dokey
“Little princess, lovely as the dawn, well named Aurore.”
Cameron Dokey, Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

Priya Ardis
“The last declaration he'd made to me hung between us. The L word. The one that had nothing to do with like.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“Rough palms cradled my face while my fingers gripped the pillow on either side of his. Lips, teeth, tongue, mingled together. I ate him up and didn’t let go until I had to come up for air.”
Priya Ardis

Priya Ardis
“My name is Arianna Morganna Brittany DuLac--you can imagine why I went by the name Ryan.”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Priya Ardis
“The combination of razor-sharp wit (completely real) and his credentials (completely fake) had won them over in the end.”
Priya Ardis, My Merlin Awakening

Priya Ardis
“Soft sun shone down on a misty cathedral at the opposite end of a football-field length courtyard. The cathedral had a long pointed tower with beautiful rose and ivory stained glass windows. Pink-petal flowers and deep green ivy climbed the stones from the ground to it’s roof. A large fountain stood in the middle of the courtyard with water falling from several lion’s heads. Between the misty air and rolling slope of the earth, the grounds reminded me of a long lost fairy tale.”
Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin

Priya Ardis
“Marilynn...passed out black cases to everyone. I opened mine to find an iPad inside. Several candidates whistled. Despite my agitated state, it impressed me too. Maybe wizard school wasn’t going to be as lame as I had thought.
“All of your schedules and assignments will be done on these,” Marilynn explained. “The whole school is on these. We’ve had them for awhile now.”
Priya Ardis

Naomi Novik
“The only thing that had ever done me any good in my father's house was thinking: no one had cared what I wanted, or whether I was happy. I'd had to find my own way to anything I wanted. I'd never been grateful for that before now, when what I wanted was my life.”
Naomi Novik, Spinning Silver

Sarah Diemer
“The stars are the one thing that I miss about the earth. They're so constant, steady, bright. I've always loved the stars. You reminded me of them, Persephone," she added quietly.”
Sarah Diemer, The Dark Wife

Naomi Novik
“I reached out my hands to them, suddenly: I put out my hand to Sergey on one side, and to Stepon on the other, and they put out their hands to me, and to each other, and we held tight, tight; we made a circle together, my brothers and me, around the food that we had been given, and there was no wolf in the room.”
Naomi Novik, Spinning Silver

Sarah Diemer
“Welcome back, my queen," she said, and dark eyes shining, Hades saved me.”
Sarah Diemer, The Dark Wife

Sarah Diemer
“You see, I have been content with the darkness. But then you came, with your fire. And you reminded me about the stars, shining in the dark, never wavering.”
Sarah Diemer, The Dark Wife

Naomi Novik
“He is mine, too.”
Naomi Novik, Spinning Silver

Sarah Diemer
“You have made of my life something beautiful," she said. "I am blessed beyond measure by your presence, and love... And I will spend the rest of my forever making you happy. I promise you that.”
Sarah Diemer, The Dark Wife

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