Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tempt Me Thursday (1)



Yes! Another new meme. So this is sort of Teaser Tuesday on steroids and has more to do with sexy YA quotes, and then a synopsis of my current read.

My tempting quote this week is from my last read, Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.




"...He was very close now, and my heart was suddenly hammering in my chest. 'I'm sorry it took me so long to see you, Alina. But I see you now."
     He lowered his head, and I felt his lips on mine. The world seemed to go silent and all I knew was the feel of his hand in mine as he drew me closer, and the warm press of his mouth."









If you don't want to read this now, I don't know what to tell you. I just finished it last night and it was all I'd hoped it'd be. That review will be up after a few others.

For my current read, I decided on a total whim to start reading Dearly, Departed. It just looks so good and I'm waiting for a book to come in the mail for an ARC tour, so I figured I needed to read this. Here's what it's about:

Love can never die.

Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?

The year is 2195. The place is New Victoria—a high-tech nation modeled on the manners, mores, and fashions of an antique era. A teenager in high society, Nora Dearly is far more interested in military history and her country’s political unrest than in tea parties and debutante balls. But after her beloved parents die, Nora is left at the mercy of her domineering aunt, a social-climbing spendthrift who has squandered the family fortune and now plans to marry her niece off for money. For Nora, no fate could be more horrible—until she’s nearly kidnapped by an army of walking corpses.

But fate is just getting started with Nora. Catapulted from her world of drawing-room civility, she’s suddenly gunning down ravenous zombies alongside mysterious black-clad commandos and confronting “The Laz,” a fatal virus that raises the dead—and hell along with them. Hardly ideal circumstances. Then Nora meets Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble . . . and dead. But as is the case with the rest of his special undead unit, luck and modern science have enabled Bram to hold on to his mind, his manners, and his body parts. And when his bond of trust with Nora turns to tenderness, there’s no turning back. Eventually, they know, the disease will win, separating the star-crossed lovers forever. But until then, beating or not, their hearts will have what they desire.

 What do you guys think about the quote? Are you excited for Shadow and Bone? How does Dearly, Departed sound? Let me know in the comments!

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