Besides reading, I do nothing but read. ;)
This was a great read! I did not expect to love this book and even thought that it might bore me to death, but glad that it didn't. The plot is somehow original and I love the characters! The very determined Cassie, the brave Ben, the passionate Evan, and the smart Sammy. The changing POVs confused me at first but then I got the hang of it. I love how the author played out the events and on how their paths crossed eventually. This book has a lot of potential to become a series favorite! The writing is beautiful as well. I am looking forward to the next installment— which hopefully will be more action-packed, interesting and captivating!
“Because you know everything is going to be okay. This is like the calm after the storm. Everything has settled, and even though it left destruction in its wake, you know the worst is over.”
“I’ve seen lots of broken dolls in my life. Some with damage as small as a missing finger but others with dislocated limbs or cracked skulls. None of that compares to how broken I feel right now”
“Love is a luxury.”
“No. Love is an element.”
An element. Like air to breathe, earth to stand on”
“You can’t conquer everything in a day. Or even a week. Maybe not even a year. There’s no way to work hard at grieving. You just have to let it happen. And you are, so don’t fight it.”
Mom and Dad,
No more letters until I figure out where to send them. Right now they have nowhere to go.
Jordan punched Tony in the arm, but otherwise looked unaffected.I smiled at him and sat in front of the fire, trying to warm my hands and dry my jeans. Jordan adjusted the hat on my head, folding up the bottom to keep it from covering my eyes, then he plopped down next to me on the bench. “Give me your hands.” I put both hands in front of him and he held them in his, blowing warm air on them. “That’s very boyfriendly of you,” I said.
-Cliché move but the feelings it evoked from me were totally not cliché!!
“Anyway, what’s cool about me and you is that I don’t really plan stuff. I don’t know what were going to do next anymore than you do. I think it’ll happen on it’s own and we’ll both be ready for it. Whatever it is. The first time I kissed you, it was like that. I had no idea when we arrived at that part, I would leave thinking about you in a completely different way.”
Roza and Dimka ❤
“You can't force love, I realized. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.”
“Yes," he said after several moments of silence. "You are. And every second this conversation goes on, you only prove how young you really are.”
"Don't settle... You see something, some chance for something great, you take it. You grab your keys and jump on your bike and go, no regrets."
"How could someone so whole and alive be shriveling up inside?"
"Maybe it was the long goodbye, the longest one ever. But it was worse than that too. Because in that goodbye were a hundred hellos, everyday brand new, as if we were meeting for the very first time."
"In a whole string of maybes, there was one thing I knew with absolute certainty. Eilio Vargas didn't deserve a page in the Book of Broken Hearts."
“Part of me knows one more day won’t do anything except postpone the heartbreak. But another part of me believes differently. We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.”
“If we belong to two different worlds, how could we ever be together?”