the theives

i wish there were some famous ya books like the raven cycle, the foxhole court, ari and dante, the song of achilles, pjo, the mortal instruments, i’ll give you the sun but with f/f for instance………. it gets so tiring, like i love the rep but it’s exhausting that there’s literally no f/f rep in popular ya lit

i’m legitimately laughing bc depending on where you began the story, it was about richard campbell gansey iii turning around from his best friends for two seconds to ogle at a girl and when he looks back, two of them are frenching and the other has been dead the whole time

  • Adam: You're smiling, did something good happen?
  • Ronan: Can't I just smile because I feel like it?
  • Blue: Gansey tripped and fell in the parking lot.
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his feelings for Adam were an oil spill; he’d let them overflow and now there wasn’t a damn place in the ocean that wouldn’t catch fire if he dropped a match.

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4 Thieves Vinegar

An old concoction used since the middle ages. Legend says that at the height of the black plague in Europe, four thieves were managing to rob the homes of those either dead or ill without contracting the plague. When found out they attributed this to an elixir they created together, each adding their own ingredient to the mixture. The original recipe varies, depending on who makes it and it likely has changed over the years passing from maker to maker.

The recipe I made is as follows

  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic
  • Rose Buds

 combine in a corked bottle and submerge in some Apple Cider Vinegar. Leave in a dark place for a week until ready to strain and  use, and it should keep for about 6-months to a year (again if kept in a dark area)

While rose isn’t traditional I chose it as the fourth ingredient because it’s considered a healing substance. Rose water was often used to keep away illness and miasma, and commonly found around Europe, It would make sense that this flower might be used, so into the vinegar it went. 

It can be used to keep away sickness, in hoodoo it’s commonly found used for floor washes and baths to heal and uncross one’s self and purify if under magical attack. 

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BIBLIOCLUB CHALLENGE Favourite Quote // The Raven Cycle

“She recognized the strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, that strange happiness that was sometimes so big that it felt like sadness. It was the way she felt when she looked at the stars.”