Monday 28 July 2014

Quote-tastic(#41): Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

This meme is about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from!

It is Hosted by Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

I'm re-reading this series with a friend and some quotes are just too good to resist. Read about Kate and Curran and their sparring matches :D

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“You said something?” I arched an eyebrow at him. Nonchalance—best camouflage for drooling. Both the werebison and the swordsman looked ready to charge: the muscles of their legs tense, leaning forward slightly on their toes. They seemed to be terribly sure that we would stay in one place and wait for them.
Curran was looking at their legs, too. They must be expecting a distraction from the lamia. She sat cocooned in magic, holding on with both hands as it strained on its leash.
“I said, I know why you’re afraid to fight with me.”
“And why is that?” If he flexed again, I’d have to implement emergency measures. Maybe I could kick some sand at him or something. Hard to look hot brushing sand out of your eyes.
“You want me.”
Oh boy.
“You can’t resist my subtle charm, so you’re afraid you’re going to make a spectacle out of yourself.”
“You know what? Don’t talk to me.”

Because I'm week, I can't choose only one quote... here's another short one :D

My eyes snapped open. He stood inches away, anchored on the tub floor, his arms leaning on the tub wall on each side of me. His eyes were molten gold, but it wasn’t the hard, lethal glow of an alpha stare. This gold was warm and enticing, touched with a hint of longing.
“Don’t make me break this bottle over your head,” I whispered.
“You won’t.” He grinned. “You don’t want to see me hurt.”

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  1. The quotes are good, that book looks hot and funny :)

  2. Great quotes! How is it that even though those two scenes have that antagonistic thing going on, I still went 'aww' and thought they were sweet? LOL :) Must read Ilona Andrews soon!

  3. Yhea, they are amazing :D You should, you really should. This series is amazing!

  4. Not really hot, but has amazing action and amazing characters and the writes are amazing also :D
    I gave this series to my nephew who was 16 at the time(last year) and he inhaled it. I totally recommend it. It's the best UF series I have ever read, I think I like it even more then Fever by Karen Marie Moning :D

  5. 16 ? That's good to know ;)

  6. Bea @ Bea's Book Nook28 July 2014 at 15:37

    Heh, he is awfully sure of himself. :D

  7. I've never read the series but I've heard Curran is a rascal! Thanks for sharing!

  8. So do I! I can't wait to read book 7 tomorrow. I heard it's... fantastic :D

  9. You should think about reading it :D It's a lot of fun

  10. The fun thing: he\s almost always right

  11. I was just thinking of this scene when I read the one over at Camille's site, the one from the Throne of Glass. When the Kate and Curran finish the fight and head over to Jim and he is furious at how easily they killed their opponents. I couldn't help but giggle over his broken clipboard.

  12. =)) I love that scene. Especially when Curran says that it wasn't his fault that the dude didn't know how to fall and asks if he should have caught him :))))))

  13. Yes! Exactly. Love that scene.

    Of course, the hot tub scene from his perspective is *fans self* not so bad either. *grin*

  14. True :D I wouldn't argue against it :))