The Netflix Chronicles: Jane the Virgin (Seasons 1-2) Review

 

Over the past few months, I have been slowly watching Jane the Virgin. So, I thought for this week’s Netflix Chronicles, I can revisit the first two seasons in a review. Let’s start.

Meet Jane: About the story

To me, the premise of the story feels very close to my experience as a young Muslim. Except, it was more vague? Like, no one really talks about sex openly. Anyway, I identified with Jane’s dilemma, I suppose.

What started out as a simple idea for a story turned into an engaging and charming series of events. I just fell in love with the mystery underlying a romance, the coming of age tale of a young writer as well. All of these things were fantastic to watch.

The more common theme of a love triangle frustrated me often. For the record, I have always been #teamMichael. He was such a kind, goofy man, who knew Jane really well.

Also: the narrator is amazing. I love him.

meet the characters

Jane

Jane Gloriana Villanueva is easily one of the most relatable characters I had ever encountered. A woman of color, a writer, a hard working person, and totally sweet. She is a romantic at heart.

For a while, I thought she would get annoying as she struggled to find her right partner. However, she remained sweet and kind.

Xiomara

Ah, she drove me into a state of fury. Perhaps it is because I’m more of a Jane, but I got really upset with all her rash decisions. Still, she is a good mother, and daughter (eh, kind of). I am impressed with her development as someone looking for a career and for a place in the world.

Michael

Love him. He grows closer to Jane, and they start trusting each other. When they do that, their relationship flourishes and becomes quite beautiful. Still team Michael.

Rafael

I mean…he is the spoiled rich boy who is trying to redeem himself. There are certainly some layers to his personality that I did not anticipate at all. Cancer, divorce, familial problems, identity. Also: the actor who plays Rafael is phenomenal as a person. I follow him on Instagram, and he constantly inspires me to strive to be a better person.

Petra

There are quite a few elements that make Petra a compelling “villain.” I grew to love her a lot, even when she did terrible things. Her development as a mother, daughter, and sister was stellar. She comes from such a rough background. It’s really hard not to empathize (at least for me).

Luisa

Why is there not enough Luisa? I love her. My favorite mess of a human being reminds me of myself a bit too much. I don’t drink, but I still connected with her on a deep level.

The mystery

Sin Rostro and Mutter kept the story from getting too predictable. I am still not sure how it is going to work out now that I am on the third season. Listen, peeps, I just get thrown off by all the face changing surgeries going on.

Very invested in seeing how this is going to be resolved.

Overall:

I’d recommend this show to anyone, really, especially friends who have anxiety. There isn’t any violence or scary moments on this show, and it is a fun time in general. Highly recommend it.

 

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Top 5 Bromances

After a week of disappearing, I am hoping to be back into the swing of things. Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This week, we are discussing our top 5 bromances. A bromance is a friendly relationship between two people who identify as male! Let’s begin.

5.A darker shade of magic by v.e.schwab

Listen, Rhy and Kel are brothers and I love them so much. They are willing to risk their lives to help each other. And, they give each other’s partners a hard time, which is perfect. Poor Alucard.

But, really, he kind of asked for it.

4. Demon’s lexicon by sarah rees brennan

Ah, my favorite demon dude Nick and his brother Alan are fantastic. There’s a lot of lying, I admit, but it is mostly to protect the other person. So much sacrifice going on, too. I love these two boys. They have a lot of issues to process throughout the series. That is why I like them so much.

3. the mortal instruments and the infernal devices by cassandra clare

Alec and Jace are fantastic parabati. I think it’s nice to see them figure out what it really means to be this close without any romance in the equation. How about the legendary Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs? Perfection. I just love how friendship is portrayed in Clare’s work.

2. the raven boys by maggie stiefvater

Come on, how can I not talk about the Raven Boys? This group of awesome, bad-ass dorks who basically geek out over dead Welsh king is endearing. Think of Gansey, and his protectiveness of Ronan. The clashing between Gansey and Adam. Noah and his sacrifice.

 1. Harry potter series by jk rowling

The Marauders are the ultimate bromance. I mean, even though I ship Sirius with Remus, I think the rest of the group was just friends. They’ve been through a lot.

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Top Ten Hidden Gems in YA That Deserve More Hype

Hello, and welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme that is run by the lovely folks over at Broke and Bookish. This week, our topic is the Top Ten Hidden Gems in whatever genre we prefer. I am going to talk about the Not So Hidden Gems That Deserve the Hype.

Let’s begin.

10. White cat by holly black

Not many people talk about this trilogy, and, like, listen: this is so good. Noir fiction is not something I reach for normally. Holly Black just knows how to write dark and eerie fiction, that is dramatic and funny at the same time. I’m due for a reread at some point soon. It’s been five years since I have read this series.

9. Lament by maggie stiefvater

For whatever reason, I feel like Stiefvater’s older work tends to be dismissed. Before I had even heard of the Raven Cycle, I read this duology (is it a duology? Such a mystery). It had music, and fairies. In short, it was a delight.

8. the knife of never letting go by patrick ness

In general, Patrick Ness doesn’t get enough credit in the blogging scene. After reading his A Monster Calls, I am pretty much invested in all his work, which I have collected quite a bit of (ew, that sentence was so gross. I apologize to my friends and family). All I hear is how there’s something horrific that happens in this first book. As Augustus Waters says to Hazel Grace Lancaster, “It’d be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.” That’s all I can say to Patrick Ness. I’m ready for this.

7. the girl at midnight by melissa gray

I started reading this book a few days ago, and I was kind of annoyed by all the claims that it was just another Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which I also had read snippets of before. This story is a bit of a slow burn, but it has such an intricate world. Plus, the main character steals a burrito. How can I not like her? Come on.

6. Deathless by cathrynne m. valente

Haven’t read this one yet, but I noticed that it doesn’t have much of a discussion on it. It has a fascinating exploration of a Russian myth/folklore and I want to read it so bad. I have the book ready to go, and I will be picking it up soon to see what it’s all about. For me, I am hoping to see a better exploration of power and good/evil. The way this story was pitched on the Internet was “Shadow and Bone but with more Russian folklore and better relationship discussion.” I am here for this! Also, we need to talk about this book more. That, I know already.

5. unspoken by sarah rees brennan

Sarah Rees Brennan is often mentioned as a side-character to Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, which is so not fair. This lady is such a talented humorous person, and I just love her writing. Yes, some of it can be boring at time (at least in the Demon’s Lexicon world), but I am definitely looking forward to this trilogy. She has a lot of really neat ideas, and I’d love to hear more discussion on her work.

4.When the moon was ours by anna marie mclemore

We need to discuss diverse writers, and share the love. I can’t praise this book enough. McLemore has a fan in me forever, because she is inclusive, sensitive, and cautious with her characters. Beautiful work like hers needs all the attention it can get.

3. the falconer by elizabeth may

All I saw on Goodreads was a lot of assumptions about this trilogy. Look, books can have a similar premise, but that doesn’t mean it is “diet version” of each other. Every author can have a different take on the same idea. Elizabeth May develops this premise so much in the second book, and I love this person’s writing so much. I feel like she is so underrated and it is not fair.

2. Beautiful creatures by kami garcia and margaret stolh

I’ll be honest. The spin-off of this series was not a wise idea. The beauty of our Dark Castor is that she was a mystery. Some things are best left alone. But, still. The series was so cool, and it explored a dark setting and tone. I’ll always love this pairing and the characters in general. Plus, libraries are powerful in this series. How can you not like that?

 1. poison study by maria v. snyder

No one talks about this series that much, and it is such a shame. This is one of the most fast-paced and exciting novels I have read in a long, long time. Normally, I slowly go through a story. Not this one. I flew through it, and I am thrilled to be continuing with the series. We need to show this series some serious loving, because, it is such an accomplishment in storytelling. Truth, not exaggerating.

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The Netflix Chronicles: Season 1 of The 100

 

Shannon, my buddy who loves this show called The 100, recommended that I give it a shot. After millions of years full of hesitation, I finally managed to finish my first season of the show. Here are some of my thoughts.

Premise

In essence, the story doesn’t start out as particularly foreign. It has to do with space, radiation, and coming back to earth. These are some of the more out of the ordinary elements in the premise. But, the rest: colonization, survival, morality, romance, dystopia. These are all relevant topics.

Characters

It took me a while to actually figure out who are my favorites. Thirteen episodes, and I still hate Murphy. This boy is so much trouble. Surprisingly, Bellamy was not my favorite at first. But, I feel like his character arc, and the dynamic he has with Clarke is promising and rather compelling. Also: “Here, there are no laws,” is one of the most iconic lines I have ever heard. Oh, that and, “Whatever the hell we want.”

Raven is probably up there in terms of favorites. I like her contrast with someone like Jasper (another favorite). The way the story is set up, it pushes the envelopes of natural selection against a more unbalanced competition between various groups of people.

I am liking the transition the 100 go through, from criminals, prisoners, to pioneers, all the way to invaders and enemies. The struggle these characters face in defining themselves with a harsh and unforgiving background is executed beautifully.

The Adults

It is going to be so interesting to see the adults on the ground, dealing with the issues these young people grappled with. I have a feeling things won’t go well for the People from the Sky.

Ships

This is probably one of the very few shows where I am content with whichever ship is presented in the fandom or in canon. It’s probably because I like (almost) all of the characters. My qualm is in the lack of diversity within these characters.

People of color are rare, and it is kind of baffling to me. Also: how come there are no queer people? I am confused. Sincerely confused.

What is Next?

“On which planet would you rather?” I am curious to see Jasper’s unfurling PTSD. He’s probably the closest one to my existence. I wish I were more like Octavia or at least bright like Raven.

Oh well.

To these characters, all I have to say is, “See you on the other side.”

And, to my Shannon, thank you.

 

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The Spotify Playlist Project: The 100 (Season 1)

New series included:

I love making playlists and exploring new music. Therefore, it became an idea of mine to start sharing my Spotify playlists. My plan is twofold: first, I’d like to spend more time listening to tunes. Then, I’d like to create playlists so I can have my own fangirling experience. Obviously, I want to make all kinds of playlists, not just those inspired by shows. However, I thought it’d be a good idea to start with a show I feel very strongly towards: The 100. 

Highlights:

Overall Tone of the Show:

The most typical song you can include is “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons. So, I am straying away from that hit.

“Start a War” by the National
We expected something, something better than before
We expected something more

This song feels like the very heart of this group of humans crashing back into the ground.

Another one, “R.I.P to My Youth” by The Neighborhood 
Well…These kids have to grow up way too fast and the circumstances on the ground really rob them of their youth.

Finally: “Things We Lost in the Fire” by Bastille 
Grounders vs. People from the Sky show down in season 1 finale 

Character Themes

“The Other Side” by Ruelle 
Powerful and hurt, the song reminds me of my precious Jasper Jordan. “We are buried in broken dreams/We are knee-deep without a plea.” It reminds me of his, “See you on the other side” catch-phrase. To me, this one reminds me of Monty as well (because I can already tell we could lose either one of these friends).

“Lady Lizard” by Laura Doggett
“But you’ve got so lost you can’t even remember what’s gone
‘Cause you spent too long trying to please the few
But the sacrifice was you
You shout blue murder, blue murder
But they wouldn’t have a clue”
An Octavia song for you, as she searches for her place on the ground. Is she a grounder or a person from the Ark? Seeing her in battle, full on cold blooded reminded me of this song. Yet, I always have a feeling that Octavia won’t make it by the end of the series. Both societies could wipe her out.

Ghost in the Wind by Birdy
“Can someone tell me who I am?
I haven’t recognized myself in a while
And since you left I stay up every night
Thinking if you were here, you put me right” 
Excuse me while I ship Bellamy and Clarke ever so blatantly. These two leaders, the mind and the heart, trudging through very murky waters with heavy responsibilities on their shoulders. But, also, the song reminds me of the 100 and the adults up in the Ark.

Finally:
“Silhouette” by Aquilo
The devil’s on your shoulder/The strangers in your head/As if you don’t/remember/As if you can forget/It’s only been a moment
It’s only been a lifetime/But tonight you’re a stranger/Some silhouette” 

A Bellamy (and sometimes Murphy-esque) song right there.

(Dina, you said “finally.” Well, I LIED.)

“Dancing on My Own” by Callum Scott
And yeah, I know it’s stupid/But I just gotta see it for myself/I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh oh oh/ I’m right over here, why can’t you see me, oh oh”
My darling Raven Reyes’ song. I am so impressed with this girl’s strength, intelligence, and resilience. She gets to watch someone so special to her fall in love with someone else. Ugh. SO MANY FEELS.
Reminds me of her epic line, “Not the way I want you to love me.”

Human” by Rag’n’Bone
” Some people got the real problems/Some people out of luck/Some people think I can solve them/Lord heavens above/I’m only human after all”

Another Bellamy and Clarke song. Reminds me more of Clarke since she is more of a “royalty” type person (her parents are on the council). She was faced with so much animosity at first. People tend to expect her to have all the answers.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Recommendations for Fans of Bad-ass Characters

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday. This week, the lovely meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is fully back in the swing of things with a topic of recommending books. For me, I want to focus on the top ten books I’d recommend for those who are fans of bad-ass characters.

10. Graceling by kristin cashore

In this world, some children are “graced” with special skills/talents. Our main character is graced with the ability to kill people. She is such a warrior and a brave girl. I would posit, though, that she’s not just a bad-ass in terms of physical ability. Her willingness to go against bullies and defy unjust rulers marks her as one of the most bad-ass characters I have ever encountered.

9. The Hunger games by suzanne collins

Katniss Everdeen is not the bad-ass some people know. I think, for me, she becomes a true fighter when she faces her trauma. While I understand this girl struggled from having such heavy burdens and responsibilities heaved upon her, I think she had the issues even earlier in her life.  With all of these factors in mind, I think Katniss is survivor of really tough things and that makes her a bad-ass.

8.The vanishing throne by elizabeth may

Aithinne and Karian are truly my focus in this series. They are the true bad-asses. I understand that Aileana is the heroine, and I love her, but she’s part of something much bigger. I like the exploration of trauma and abuse in this book in particular. The connection Aithinne and Aileana have is just fantastic, and bad-ass.

7.harry potter and the order of the phoenix by jk rowling

Obviously, you have to read the stories leading up to this one, but oh man, how cool is it to see Harry as a teacher. To me, I don’t believe for a second that Harry would  ever work for the Ministry of Magic. He’d be a professor at Hogwarts, to provide a home to those who, like him, have no home. In this book, he becomes this role of a mentor to a group of his friends, and guides them into a war. If that’s not bad-ass, I don’t know what is.

6. A Darker Shade of Magic by v.e. schwab

Bravery is recognizing you made a mistake, and handling the consequences. Kel and Holland have that in common. It’s also about loving people with kindness, as we see with Rhy. Lila is another bad-ass for all the sass she and Alucard exchange, all the fighting tips, all the magic lessons make me love her so much. She bravely steps into new roles for herself and pushes the boundaries of her definitions.

5. the demon king by cinda williams chima

I still am reeling from this book because Han and Raisa are bad-asses. Raisa who is passionate about learning about her people, goes out to experience life in her kingdom. Han, who has a mysterious background, takes an amulet and has to fend for himself in a dog-eat-dog world.

4. Vampire academy by richelle mead

Most people would say that Rose Hathaway is the heroine of these tales. To me, I am more fascinated with Lissa. The element of spirit is hard to control, it seems, and she goes through quite the journey to develop her skill. Lissa is a bad-ass because she never uses physical force to settle her disputes. The older she gets, the wiser she becomes. I love her.

Books on my tbr that are rumored to have bad-ass characters

3. the darkest minds trilogy by alexandra bracken

Dystopia and special powers, concentration camps and kids working together: that is all I needed to hear to get this whole series. Ruby and the gang have so much potential right now.

2. The name of the wind by Patrick Rothfuss

I know the main character is a bad-ass. Just look at that cover. Freaking yes! Kvothe, from what I know, narrates his life as a boy who is accepted in a magic school. In my head, at least, he becomes a bad-ass mage. Can’t wait to read this one.

1. legacy of kings by eleanor herman

Alexander the Great is clearly going to be a bad-ass in these books. People call him the Great for reasons. I cannot wait to see what he’s like in the story. Don’t really know much about the books, but I am excited!

 

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Cinderella: To Be Seen As We Truly Are

 

I have been trying to write a post for the past five days, and I just couldn’t. You see, my life had taken an ugly turn. One minute I was in control, the next, I’d turned into an anxious person. Lots of sobbing and anxiety. So, I went back and watched Cinderella (the live action version). Now, I have things to say about the inspiring messages/themes of the film.

Be Kind

The beauty of the Cinderella movie lays in its themes of kindness and bravery. Watching Cinderella being kind to animals touched my heart as a vegan. I think of kindness toward those who were put on this earth as a testament to our humanity; I personally think it’s our job to take care of animals, the environment, our fellow humans.

I’d like to suggest that Cinderella’s kindness extended beyond the mice and Mr. Goose, though. She was kind to her stepsisters and stepmother, a challenging feat. Perhaps the biggest act of kindness is twofold: being kind to those who dislike you and also being gentle with your own heart.

 

Be Brave

Part of the story’s charm is that Cinderella was not a sword-fighting woman. Bravery is not always attached to some sort of violence or physicality in general. The nice thing is that even bravery has nuance and relativity to the persons involved.

Cinderella’s most brave action was shielding Kit from her stepmother as well as maintaining a strong sense of self. I think that was even harder to keep alive for her, given her losses.

Even more brave is the gentle and loving approach to others. Cinderella was loving toward her stepsisters, stepmother, her fun animal friends, even towards Kit.

The bravery extends to also belief. It’s the way Ella believed in true love, in fairy godmothers, and in the possibility of a happy ending.

Finally

I personally connect with this story repeatedly, continuously, like a looped soundtrack. And, yes, I know that there are complicated portrayals in this story in regards to agency. More specifically, I wish there was a narrative from the stepmother and/or stepsisters’ perspectives. While they make me upset, I do want to see a more fleshed out exploration of these women and their reasons for acting the way they do. To some extent, I am unsure of this “needlessly evil” (mustache twirling evil) portrayal of these characters.

Your Turn:

What is your favorite fairy-tale? Why do you connect to it? Share your experiences in the comments. I’d love to hear all about them.

 

 

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Paper Towns and the Middle Aged Dilemma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I had initially read Paper Towns, I was in my early twenties. At the time, I was more moved by John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. But, as I near the middle aged years, I realize that perhaps Paper Towns is more relevant to me now.

Happy Now

I understand that many people dislike Margo, but the older I get, the stronger the connection gets between us. You see, I was more of a Q growing up. Driven, ambitious, and academically inclined, I barreled through life–furiously trying to prove my worth to an unforgiving crowd.

I tried to be good at my job. I pushed harder than ever to be present, to do my work, to not take breaks. Sometimes, I’d stay awake for days just to grade and reply to emails. The biggest surprise was my failure. Even when I check reviews of my teaching, years later, I see what very few people noticed: I was doing things for the wrong reasons. When my breakdown and subsequent hospitalization happened, I started to realize that I was in the wrong group. I was in the wrong field.

Odd Ducks

A couple of weekends ago, I had an obsessive episode, where I had to look up old classmates. Most of them were teaching in universities. A lot of them were friends on social media.

At first, I felt sorrow. But, then I realized that I had never made any connections with people. I was the weirdest teacher to ever grace a campus. First, it was because of my emotional nature. I cried about my failures all the time (there were many failures. No one talked about their struggles).

In retrospect, this reminds me of the idea of Paper Towns. This is the images we mark on maps for authenticity. Maybe adulthood and success were at different spots in maps. I am recognizing my own path. Like Margo, I get to redefine myself while others are locked in their paper towns and paper lives, paper relationships. And, I am careful not to say it in a judgmental way. Some people like being hamsters on a treadmill–an eyes on the prize mentality driving them.

I don’t.

“Isn’t there something that can make you happy now?”

Her Story to tell

And, I think this ties back to the Fault in Our Stars, and every John Green book I have ever loved (read: all of them). It’s about leaving a legacy. But it is not about making financial gains, or some sort of tangible effect on the world necessarily. I know so many ex-classmates who will do great things. On the other hand, I recognize that I have mental illness, and it sways my perception of the world quite a bit. My priorities are different. If I have carried myself with grace and kindness, if I was brave and creative, if I was sincere in my interactions and open about my insecurities, I am happy. I am happy if I am open with God and loving His creation. And, I know not everyone agrees with my faith. So, it’s part of my mission, too, to be inclusive and loving of people no matter how different we may be.

You know, I tried expressing my own freedom for social norms by doing all kinds of weird things.  Now, I am trying to quiet down, and listen up close to what truly speaks to me deeply. That is what Margo would do.

And Gus.

And Hazel.

Even Alaska would agree.

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Top 5 Best Middle Books

 

 

 

 

Hello! Welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday. This a Goodreads group where we have discussion posts each week. For today, we are going to be listing the top 5 best second books/sequels in a series! Let’s begin.

5. the vanishing throne by elizabeth may

I was genuinely surprised by how drastically different this sequel was. While I have not read the final book, I do think this second one gave more dimension to the story, particularly Kiaran and Aeliana. The history of Falconers and their function in the world was just perfect. I love this book.

4. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie stiefvater

Listen, this book is amazing. It is a wonderful exploration of Blue’s backstory, and the most epic build up to the end of the story. In fact, I love this book way more than the ending of the series. We start to see the characters mold into a super group of awesomeness. Plus, Maura’s story-line is executed beautifully.

3. Catching Fire by suzanne collins

The exploration of the Hunger Games world, and the complicated role Katniss and Peeta play in it, are driving forces of this story. In further developing this world, Collins explores the role of these games, and their effects on those who survive. Introducing District 13 and the symbolic Mockingjay gave the story even more depth.

2. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

While I do feel that Rhy did not get as much detail in the first book as he should’ve, I loved this second book because we got to see a more well-rounded view of these Londons. Also important: Alucard and Lila bonding and their discussions of magic were fantastic. I didn’t ever think I’d like a pirate. Then this book happened.

 

  1.Harry Potter and the order of the phoenix by jk rowling

This book and the one before, the one after it, they were so crucial to me. PTSD, loss, grief, hope, rebellion, all were crafted with such care in the middle books of this series. The epilogue of the final book made me cringe, but I do love this series, particularly the books in the middle, because they involve the uncertainty of war, the rising pressure of an impending burst in this conflict that was so embedded in the wizarding community. These middle books are A+.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Amusing Quotes

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday. This is a meme run by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week, there is a topic for us to discuss on our blogs. Since the feature is on hiatus this week, I am going to be sharing my most amusing quotes.

10. City of Fallen angels by Cassandra Clare

“Dudes,” he said, “Do not follow other dudes to the bathroom.”
Isabelle sighed, “Latent homosexual panic will do you in every time.”

9. The Dream Thieves by maggie stiefvater

“She wore a dress Ronan thought looked like a lampshade. Whatever sort of lamp it belonged on, Gansey clearly wished he had one. Ronan wasn’t a fan of lamps.”

8. A Gathering of Shadows by V.e. schwab

“My father was a vulture. My mother was a magpie. My oldest brother is a crow. My sister, a sparrow. I have never really been a bird.”
Lila resisted the urge to say he might have been a peacock. It didn’t seem the time.”

7. Catcher in the Rye by jd salinger

“All morons seem to hate it, when you call them a moron.”

 

6. Six of crows by leigh bardugo

“It’s not natural for women to fight.”
“It’s not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.”

 

5. Paper towns by john green

“As long as we don’t die, this is going to be one hell of a story.”

 

4. White cat by holly black

“She says that what you did was a cry for help.”

“It was,” I say. “That’s why I was yelling ‘Heeeelp!’ I don’t really go in for subtlety.”

3.Spirit bound by richelle mead

“He has no right to threaten my boyfriends. I’m eighteen. An adult. I don’t need his help. I can threaten my boyfriends myself.”

2. The Falconer by Elizabeth May

“You know my mother thinks the waltz is indecent.”
“Your mother would find the sight of a chair leg indecent.”

 1. Simon vs. the homo sapiens’ agenda by becky albertali

“What’s a dementor?”
I mean, I can’t even. “Nora, you are no longer my sister.”
“So it’s some Harry Potter thing,” she says.”

 

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