“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil pressed their hands to their hearts and started the apocalypse.”
I wont write a review or try to convince you to read this book. Maybe later. Maybe people consider them spoilers, but if after reading these quotes, you still don’t feel interested enough to read this series, then nothing can convince you. This was my first YA fantasy series. And I do mean the absolute first. This convinced me that maybe YA was worth reading after all.
“We are the beginning … We always have been. This time, let it be more than a beginning.”
“Wasn’t that what religions did? Squint at one another and declare, ‘My unprovable belief is better than your unprovable belief. Suck it.”
“People with secrets shouldn’t make enemies. People with destinies shouldn’t make plans.”
“It was not a happy ending but a happy middle–at last, after so many fraught beginnings.”
“Eerie,” he repeated.
He didn’t let her finish. “Don’t forget. Not ever. Not for a second.” He drew in breath. “Please.”
So much behind that word. Please don’t forget I’m not a monster. Please don’t forget what I gave up. Please don’t forget me.”
With hope that the weapons could in time vanish from the picture.”
“The dead,” she said. “And we have plenty of dead between us, but the way we act, you’d think they were corpses hanging on to our ankles, rather than souls freed to the elements.” She looked up at the chimney overhead, as though she were imagining the souls it had conducted in its time. “They’re gone, they can’t be hurt anymore, but we drag their memory around with us, doing our worst in their name, like it’s what they’d want, for us to avenge them? I can’t speak for all the dead, but I know it’s not what I wanted for you, when I died.”
If you’re convinced, then