rachel caine

Morganville Vampires Starter Sentences

» Feel free to change pronouns as needed. || Mix of fluffy, angsty, etc. «

  • “ Am I not ninja enough? Are you saying that I lack ninja? “
  • “ He did a ‘Batman’ and took off into the night. “
  • “ Warn a guy before you do a face-plant on the floor next time. I could have looked all heroic and caught you or something. “
  • “ If you love me, you’ll give me a taco. “
  • “ Your distant cousin, Jack the Ripper, dropping by too? “
  • “ Mornings are pure evil from the pits of hell, which is why I don’t do them anymore. “
  • “ Karma’s a bitch, and so am I. “
  • “ Your father’s an asshole. It’s not a disease. You don’t have to catch it. “
  • “ I’d feel a whole lot better about the two of us if you didn’t think I was the go-to guy for breaking and entering. “
  • “ —frothy fool-born apple-john! Cheater of vandals and defiler of dead dogs! “
  • “ Scoot over, man. I don’t like you that much. “
  • “ What, no grenade launchers? “
  • “ Tell that police lady to stop chasing me. “
  • “  I thought all geniuses read Latin. Isn’t that the international language for smart people? “
  • “ Next time you sell your soul to the devil, I get first contact! “
  • “ Weird that we got through the entire thing, and I didn’t have to hit anybody. “
  • “ What were you waiting for, flowery poetry? I hugged. I’m done. “
  • “ Gonna die of something. Might as well be chocolate. “
  • “ People get eaten in places like this. At the very least, we get locked in a room and terrible, evil things get done to us and put on the Internet. “
  • “ Horror movies are not documentaries. “
  • “ Hug somebody who cares. “
  • “ When I want to be lectured on strategy, I’ll consult someone who’s actually won battles. “
  • “ She smacked him so hard his momma felt it. “
  • “ See? My plans don’t all suck. Just most of them. “
  • “ I’m not dissing you, I’m ignoring you. There’s a difference. Dissing you implies I think you’re actually important. “
  • “ You humans, always eating. “
  • “ Did you just call me by my blood-type? “
  • “ I’m far too young and innocent for that kind of thinking. “
  • “ I don’t think I should be watching this. I don’t think I’m old enough. “
  • “ Drinking kills brain cells, dumbass. And, besides, if I give you one, that’s one less for me. “
  • “ Someone will pay for your suffering. Heavily. With screaming. “
  • “ My dad used to say that life’s a journey, but somebody screwed up and lost the map. “
  • “ Trade you cigarettes for a chocolate bar. “
  • “ Thank God, somebody sane. Well, sane-ish. “
  • “ If you ask me if I’m okay again, I’m going to smack myself in the face just to punish you. “
  • “ I love arguing with you. You always surprise me. And occasionally, you even make sense. “
  • “ Parents had some kind of sin radar. “
  • “ Don’t do drugs. I feel I ought to say that. “

ALL THE PRETTIES! 

Wow, a massive thank you to @berkleypub for this incredible book mail! These are some of my most highly anticipated reads of this summer and I can’t believe I get to devour them all! 

Heroine Worship
is the sequel to Heroine Complex, the fantastically fun superhero novel that came out last year by Sarah Kuhn. It combined UF with super powers and killer cupcakes - as in, they will go full karate on your butt, kind of killer - into a thrilling and fun novel. So as you can tell, I’m pretty excited about the sequel! 

Ash and Quill is the third installment of the Great Library series by Rachel Caine. Set in an alternate world where the great library of Alexandria never burnt down, and where knowledge and books are more valuable than life itself. Ink and Bone was one of those books that surprised me in how addictive it was; but, shame on me, I haven’t yet read book two, Paper and Fire! I’ll have to catch up first! 

And finally, The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett. Those of you who follow me on wordpress know how much I ADORED this novel. It’s astounding, I can’t think of any other word for it. By far one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. I’ll be talking a whole lot about this book! ❤️❤️❤️ 

gay books that aren’t Gay Books™

the raven cycle series by maggie steifvater

my favourite series of all time. nothing more to be said. you probably already know this one but idk i LOVE

all for the game series by nora sakavic

second favourite series of all time. probably crossing over into adult with some very adult content but amazing story and characters.

carry on by rainbow rowell

favourite book of all time and though the plot is a bit iffy at points the characters make up for it seven trillion times over jfc

six of crows duology by leigh bardugo

even though the story is superbly crafted the brilliant cast of characters is the true standout

a darker shade of magic series by ve schwab

this is my favourite author of all time and hoo boy is she incredible at her goddamn job

the great library series by rachel caine

MASSIVELY UNDERRATED. JUST READ IT OK STOP WASTING YOUR TIME

more than this by patrick ness

not actually read this one but it’s had rave reviews!!!

the mortal instruments by cassandra clare

PROCEED WITH CAUTION a) we all have probably heard of this one b) if you’re looking for good representation not just a good story come to this one last c) in fact if you’re looking for good representation just watch the show

the trials of apollo by rick riordan

you may or may not need to read all of the 10 books before this to make any sense of it so good frickin luck. you can say many things about rick but he’s good with his damn representation

red queen series by victoria aveyard

there are better options bc apparantly it’s a few minor characters in the 2nd book but if you’re at a loss it’s a good story too

the song of achilles by madeline miller

if you want to be happy don’t read this book

Romeo and Juliet in Modern Media

I was going to do a post about recent modern interpretations, adaptations and inspirations of Romeo and Juliet but with only one internet search it got way too overwhelming so I’m going to stick with a few (recent) examples I’ve come across.

Film

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Baz Luhrmann’s music video inspired film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Plenty of colour and a great soundtrack. Part of The Red Curtain Trilogy of theatre motif related films with Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge!

Shakespeare in Love

Will Shakespeare himself (Joseph Fiennes) is in the early years of his playwriting career when he meets Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) and essentially lives out several of his own plays. Plenty of British stars in this film plus Colin Firth has a truly awful mustache.

Gnomeo and Juliet

Nutcase: same story, but with garden gnomes. Plus James McAvoy and Emily Blunt. Pretty brutal story for a children’s animated film.

Literature

Still Star-Crossed

Haven’t read this yet, but the novel by Melinda Taub is set post-Romeo and Juliet with Prince Escalus setting up Rosaline Capulet and Benvolio Montague in order to end the still-standing family feud. Of course that doesn’t go over well with the youngsters and they try to end the betrothal while keeping their families from going at each others throats. It’s also being turned into a TV show.

Prince of Shadows

One of my favourite books by Rachel Caine, set during the events of Romeo and Juliet but with a twist on the original story line. Benvolio Montague steals from the Montague enemies but falls in love with Rosaline Capulet. When Mercutio dies he curses both families, hence Romeo and Juliet falling in love.

If We Were Villains

M.L. Rio’s debut novel follows seven Shakespearean actors through a riveting murder mystery. They stage four plays over the course of the novel, including Romeo and Juliet. The best part is Rio sets up the characters’ drama almost parallel to the plays they put on. If you’re a fan of Shakespeare you’ll love this.

Music

Love Story - Taylor Swift

Check out the music video: X

Verona - Koit Loome and Laura

Estonia’s Eurovision 2017 entry: X

Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

A bit of a slower one: X

You should all read Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine.

Firstly because it’s good.

And secondly because Christopher and Nic are perfect.

Basically everyone’s perception of Chris is this

Even he perceives himself like that! But in reality he’s basically 90%

And then Nic is all

But let’s be real.

Both of them are badass and amazing.

They’re my OTP and established canon. I am totally onboard with this gay power couple! Ahhhh! Anyway, go read it!!! I gotta go read book two now. ;D

character aesthetics (1/?)

Postulant Khalila Seif (Ink & Bone)

“I am a woman of many parts,” she said. “And one of them is the ability to look to the future. Should I become a Scholar like Wolfe, I will need such resources, won’t I?”

“Rough company,” Dario said. “Unsuitable for an innocent flower like you.”

“You sound like my uncle. One can be innocent and not be ignorant, after all.”

~

“Stop!” Dario shouted. The man- the Burner, Jess assumed- did, but only for an instant. He lunged forward, low and fast, and Dario’s shot went wild.

Khalila’s did not. She braced herself, aimed, and hit the Burner with one shot, right in the chest. Khalila calmly walked over to the man she’d shot and crouched down to press her fingers to his neck. “Dead,” she said. “He won’t be the only one.” 

anonymous asked:

(anon bc I'm a nerd) but would you recommend any books? 😆 I'm trying to get back into reading and it would be greatly appreciated 💞 love your blog!

AAAAAAA MY FAVORITE KINDS OF ASKS ARE BOOK REC ASKS YES I CAN REC U SOME BOOKS

fantasy/sci fi/magical realsim etc

contemporary 

(★=lgbtq+ representation
☆= very minor lgbtq+ representation)

i hope this helped!!!