Feb 16, 2012

My Soul to Take... It's quote time!



Now that the first month of the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge has officially ended, I thought I'd share fifteen of my favorite quotes and passages from this first book in the series.

If you're taking the challenge, but haven't yet read MSTTake, don't read on. While the quotes aren't totally spoiler-y for the plot, they do highlight some of my favorite moments and lines in this book, and I really feel you should discover them for yourself. In context.

Seriously, if you haven't read it, leave now and go read it!

And no, there are none of my favorite sexy scenes. I left those off because those must be discovered in your read of the story. Being left breathless is half the fun after all!


On Kaylee seeing Nash at Taboo...

Nash Hudson. Holy crap. I almost looked down to see if ice had anchored my feet to the floor, since hell had surely frozen over. Somehow I'd stepped off the dance floor and into some weird warp zone where irises swam with color and Nash Hudson smiled at me, and me alone.

On Kaylee not trusting Nash...

He tried to laugh, but the sound was stilted, and he shifted uncomfortably in his seat. "I wouldn't--"

"Save it. Rumor has it you've conquered more territory than Ghengis Khan."

A single dark brow rose in the shadows, challenging me. "You believe everything you hear?"

On Kaylee still not trusting Nash...

He grinned and opened his door, and the overhead light flared to life. His pupils shrank to pinpoints in the sudden glare, and as my heart raced, he leaned forward like he would kiss me. Instead, his cheek brushed mine and his warm breath skimmed my ear as he whispered, "That's half the fun."

On Aunt Val questioning Kaylee about the boy (Nash) who gave her a ride home...

"What year is he?"

I groaned inwardly. "Senior." Here we go...

Her smile was a little too enthusiastic. "Well, that's wonderful!"

Of course, what she really meant was "Rise from the shadows, social leper, and walk in the bright light of acceptance!"

On Nash trying to distract Kaylee...

"What should I be thinking about?" My own voice came out lower, my words so soft I could barely hear them.

"Me," he whispered back, leaning forward so that his lips brushed my ear as he spoke. His scent enveloped me, and his cheek felt scratchy against mine. "You should be thinking about me." His fingers intertwined with mine in my lap, and he pulled away from my ear slowly, his lips skimming my cheek, deliciously soft in contrast to the sharp stubble. He dropped a trail of small kisses along my jaw, and my heart beat harder with every single one.

On Kaylee about bean sidhes and reapers...

Great. "So not only am I not human, but Death is my arch foe?" Who me? Panic? "Anything else you want to tell me, while we're confessing?"

On Kaylee about Tod...

"So what does Tod look like? Whitewashed skeleton skulking around in a black cape and hood? Carrying a scythe? 'Cause I'm thinking that would cause mass panic in the hospital."

On Nash about Kaylee on her question about Tod... and Kaylee's response...

"Do you chase after funeral processions in a long, dirty dress, hair trailing behind you in the wind?"

I shot him a mock frown. "Have you been following me again?"

On Kaylee being worried that Nash was angry after she met Tod...

But Nash shook his head slowly. He was backlit by an overhead light near the entrance, and his dark hair seemed to glow around the edges. "I'm mad at him. I should have come by myself, but I didn't think he'd be interested in you."

My eyebrows shot up and I stepped to the side to see him better. "Because I'm a shrieking hag?"

On Kaylee getting ready to confront Aunt Val and Uncle Brendon...

I'm not crazy. I knew that now. And I wasn't alone--Nash was like me. Even so, dread was a plastic spork slowly digging out my insides as I pulled open the front door, then the screen.

On Kaylee about Nash and saying goodnight...

He relaxed a little then, and kissed me goodnight. I held him tight when he started to pull away, clinging to the taste and the feel of all things good and safe. Nash had become a shining tower of sanity in this new world of unprecedented chaos and unseen peril. And I didn't want to let him go.

On Kaylee about Tod...

Tod's grin grew as he leaned against the left-hand shelf, and a small dimple appeared in his right cheek, highlighted by the stark light from overhead. How could I not have noticed that before?

On Tod about Kaylee...

"You're something else, Kaylee Cavanaugh," Tod whispered, and I knew from Nash's blank, angry expression that he hadn't heard that part either, though he'd clearly seen the reaper's lips move.

On Kaylee fighting for Sophie...

My head spinning, throat throbbing, I ran into the kitchen. I glanced at the knife rack, then shook my head. I didn't know if I could stop her with one blow.

But I could whack the crap out of her.

On Kaylee responding to Aiden about the joys of being a bean sidhe...

I gave him a skeptical frown. "That's good to hear, 'cause from where I'm standing, it looks like a lot of death and screaming."

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So, if you've read My Soul to Take this month for the challenge, or if you just read it on your own, what are some of your favorite quotes and passages from this book?

Any of the above? Do you prefer the sarcastic quotes or the swoonworthy ones? Share them in the comments!

7 comments:

  1. Love these quotes!! Good choices!

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  2. Haha these had me laughing again! I love the witty and sarcastic quotes, but the swoonworthy ones are nice too. I think there was a good balance in the book.

    For the next book I'll be sure to keep track of my favourite quotes! Great idea for a post.

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  3. These are all fantastic. The swoony ones are good, but sarcasm is my favorite thing EVER. That's one of the things that makes these books so great!

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  4. I'm with Rachelia and I'm going to have to take notes of the best quotes in the next book ~ I forget all my faves. But you got some sexy up there when you said you weren't (Nash saying "think of me" - ahhhh). I just love that it's so innocent/young on Kaylee's side.

    I think my fave is "... whack the crap out of her" though!!!

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  5. I love your quotes!!! Another one of my favorites is when Tod calls Kaylee for the very first time.

    “Nash gave you my number?” That sounded suspicious even with sleep shrouding my brain like mist over a cold lake.
    “No, I haven’t called him yet. I wanted to tell you first.”
    “Okaaay…” Yet even with important information practically hanging from his lips, I couldn’t dismiss the hows and whys. “Where did you get my number?”
    “It’s programmed into Nash’s phone.”
    “And how did you get his phone?”
    “He left it on his dresser.” Tod’s voice was smooth and nonchalant, and I could almost picture him shrugging as he spoke.
    “You went into his room? How did you get in?” But then I remembered him disappearing from plain sight in the hospital dining room. "Never mind."
    "Don't worry, he has no idea."

    I always have to laugh about the last part, as if Nash not knowing would make it any better. *lol*

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  6. YES!! you just posted one of my very favorites of the WHOLE SERIES
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    "What should I be thinking about?" My own voice came out lower, my words so soft I could barely hear them.

    "Me," he whispered back, leaning forward so that his lips brushed my ear as he spoke. His scent enveloped me, and his cheek felt scratchy against mine. "You should be thinking about me." His fingers intertwined with mine in my lap, and he pulled away from my ear slowly, his lips skimming my cheek, deliciously soft in contrast to the sharp stubble. He dropped a trail of small kisses along my jaw, and my heart beat harder with every single one.

    ~insert me melting to the floor~

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