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Maggie Stiefvater

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Voicemail #1: “Hi, Isabel Culpeper. I am lying in my bed, looking at the ceiling. I am mostly nake...
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It's like scrying into that weird space. There's so much coming out of him, it shouldn't be possible...
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Is this thing safe?"
"Safe as life," Gansey replied.
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He started to dance. And all at once, because Cole was dancing, I was dancing. And this Cole was eve...
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I was wild and tame and pulled into shreds and crushed into being all at once.
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Gansey hurried on. "Let me introduce you. These are my friends: Ronan, Adam Parrish, and Jane."
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Maura had decided sometime before Blue's birth that it was barbaric to order children about, and so ...
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When she opened her eyes, she was both in her body and watching it, nowhere near the cavity of the t...
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I guess now would be a good time to tell you," He said. "I took Chainsaw out of my dreams.
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They were always walking away from him. But he never seemed able to walk away from them.
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She's around here somewhere. Check your pockets. She could be there. Sometimes she falls into these ...
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and Gansey, hearing the longing in her voice like he was being undone, like his own feelings were be...
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He was a king. This was the year he was going to die.
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The ocean burned.
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Richard Gansey III had forgotten how many times he had been told he was destined for greatness.
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When Adam kissed him, it was every mile per hour Ronan had ever gone over the speed limit. It was ev...
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He was a book, and he was holding his final pages, and he wanted to get to the end to find out how i...
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The demon kept pulling him unconscious, and in those short bursts of blackness, the dreamer snatched...
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Where the hell is Ronan?” Gansey asked, echoing the words that thousands of humans had uttered sin...
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Every time I can’t tell where someone’s calling me from in a room and every time I accidentally ...
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He delighted Murs in history with his focused study on the spread of personal electronics through th...
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I never taught him to break his thumb."
"That's Gansey for you. Only learns enough to be superf...
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Grace, who haunted my thoughts when I couldn’t dream
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I didn't say I would start a yard."

"You didn't have to. I'll come back next year and yo...
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She doesn't know any better, what a girl like her needs is a man with both his legs on the land. A m...
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I didn’t want to feel like I was the only person in the world who hated people.
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Wait —” Sam said. “Have you seen Isabel yet?”
My fingers still felt the shape of her. ...
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Cole said, “You’re the only good thing I’ve ever done in my life.” I replied, “I’m sorry...
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Is that all?" she whispered.
Gansey closed his eyes. "That's all there is.
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Do you know, it's really hard to be a parent. I blame it on Santa Claus. You spend so long making su...
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Fro and to in my dreams to you
To the haunting tune of the harp
For the price I paid when ...
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Do you know how some people can do anything?”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean, you tel...
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names are a way to keep people in your mind
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Don't tell me that. I've lived in hell for the past thousand years. I spent a thousand years ...
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Not all. Some of them he probably lectured to death.
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(Malory, unhopeful: "I don't suppose you have any tea?" Jesse: "DO YOU WANT EARL GREY OR DARJEELING?...
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MANIBUS
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Do you understand? If they die, I die, too.
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It's easy to know a lot of things when time goes around instead of straight.
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Come again? I know, I know — that's what Lynch says.
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Gansey had always felt as if there were two of him: the Gansey who was in control, able to handle an...
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Now Gansey grinned, the warmth of discovery starting to course through him. "So, pop quiz, Mr Parris...
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At the sight of Gansey's Aglionby sweater, Adam's father had charged out, firing on all cylinders. F...
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I take it we're friends now," Henry said.
"We must be," Gansey replied. "Jane says it should b...
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When Ronan thought of Gansey, he thought of moving into Monmouth Manufacturing, of nights spent in c...
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It's very ugly' I said generously. 'But it looks as though it would laugh at snow. And, if you hit a...
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Cole,” I said, “do you think I’m lovable?”
“As in ‘cuddly and’?”
“As in ...
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It wasn't that Henry was less of himself in English. He was less of himself out loud. His native lan...
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This object that we hold in our hands, a book…that tactile pleasure, it's just not going to go awa...
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As they moved through the old barn, Adam felt Ronan’s eyes glance off him and away, his disinteres...
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It wasn't the sort of kiss I'd had with him before, hungry, wanting, desperate. It wasn't the sort o...
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What's happening here?" This last bit was hissed to Ronan and Noah.
"Noah took a personal day....
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Sam: “You—you greatly overestimate my self-control.”
Grace: “I’m not looking for self...
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If I only have ten minutes, Sam, this is what I want to say. You're not the best of us. You're more ...
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