“I like the idea of a motto,” she goes on. “I think an inspirational quote can get you through hard times.”
“Like what?” asks Gat.
Mirren pauses. Then she says: “Be a little kinder than you have to.”
We are all silenced by that. It seems impossible to argue with.
Then Johnny says, “Never eat anything bigger than your ass.”
“You ate something bigger than your ass?” I ask.
He nods, solemn.
“Okay, Gat,” says Mirren. “What’s yours?”
“Don’t have one.”
“Okay, maybe.” Gat looks down at his fingernails. “Do not accept an evil you can change.”
“I agree with that,” I say. Because I do.
"Wherever you are."
- Melina Marchetta, Froi of the Exiles
I love a good stand alone novel! Here are a few of my favorites:
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
- Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
- Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
- Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
- Hold Still by Nina LaCour
- Stolen by Lucy Christopher
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
- Looking For Alaska by John Green
When music student Sarah Weston finds herself with a summer job at Prague Castle cataloguing Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood.
Things start going wrong the moment Sarah arrives. She discovers cryptic notes from her mentor, who worked at the castle before committing suicide. Could they be warnings? Sarah soon finds herself on an exciting and perilous adventure. Along the way she catches the attention of a four-hundred-year-old dwarf, the handsome Prince Max and a powerful senator with secrets she will do anything to hide.
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance.
First Published: 2012.
My Rating: ★★★☆☆
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(spoiler free review under the cut)
I have a ‘to-read’ pile as massive as my existential crisis.