“You know how it is with cats: They don't really have owners, they have staff.”
“But we're going to smile and pretend we're fine with the dorky birthmas gifts because people do not get that they can't mush a birthday into christmas.”
“I'd sacrificed true love and a popped cherry to the god of deception and hormones." - Zoey Redbird (Ch 24)”
“That man is such a damn turd monkey."
"Grandma!" I said.
"Oh, Zoeybird, did I call your mother's husband a damn turd monkey out loud?"
"Yes, Grandma, you did."
She looked at me, her dark eyes sparkling. "Good.”
“I was crazy about Heath. And his blood. Erik was an amazing guy who I really, really liked. Loren was completely delicious. Jeesh, I sucked." - Zoey Redbird (Ch 20)”
“Our Z's been fucking Loren Blake.”
“Oh, Zoeybird, did I call your mother's husband a damn turd monkey outloud?'
'Yes, Grandma, you did.'
She looked at me, her dark eyes sparkling. 'Good.”
“Ah crap!" I instantly shooed away darkness and whatnot, so that I was solid, visible me again. "Sorry, Stevie Rae. I forgot I'd gone all Bram Stoker.”
“I don’t like the way he looks at you.”
My stomach lurched. “What do you mean? How does he look at me?”
“Like you’re not a student and he’s not a teacher.”
“...Neferet fell smack on her butt.”
“I think most people, and I'm talking vamp or human, are shitty. They put on an act. They pretend to be all nicey-nice, but are really just one step away from showing their true asshole-ness.”
“He leaned back a little, not taking his arm from around me, but looking into my eyes.
“You’re changing, Zoey. And I’m not sure what you’re changing into.”
“She's easy to lead around, a shiny present here, a pretty compliment there, and you have true love and a popped cherry sacrificed to the god of deception and hormones. Young girls are so ridiculous--so predictably easy.”
“At the last parent visitation night I'd sorta accidentally watched a majorly nightmarish scene between Aphrodite and her parents. Her dad's the mayor of Tulsa. Her mom might be Satan.”
“You're a goddess among those who think themselves demigods.”
“You know how it is with cats: They don’t really have owners, they have staff.”
“If my parents aren't ignoring me, they're insulting me. I like being ignored better.”
“„Mně to trapné nepřišlo. Jsem rád, že nás viděl,“ řekl Erik spokojeně.
„Ty jsi rád? Vzrušuje tě, když se na tebe při líbání někdo dívá, nebo co?”
“Day, the boy from the streets with nothing except the clothes on his back and the earnestness in his eyes, owns my heart. He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light.”
“They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it.”
“. . . maybe that's what life's all about: there's a lof of despair, but also the odd moments of beauty, where time is no longer the same . . . [like] something suspended . . . an elsewhere . . . an always within a never.
Yes, that's is, an always within a never.”
“I'm a very ordinary human being; I just happen to like reading books.”
“you are absolutely the most ethereal, least sensual woman I ever knew to exist without inhuman sexlessness.”
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