Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy!! ❤
Today I am sharing some of my favourite quotes from Splintered by A. G. Howard!!
Hope you enjoy! 😉
He’s a contradiction: taut magic coiled to strike, gentleness at war with severity, a tongue as sharp as a whip’s edge, yet skin so soft he could be swathed in clouds.
Raising one hand, he tilts his hat to that sexy slant. “You want me. Admit it.”
Even if he’s partly right, I’ll never tell him. “Why would I want you?”
He lifts three fingers to countdown. “Mysterious. Rebellious. Troubled. All those qualities women find irresistible.”
“Such an optimist.”
“My cup is never empty.”
“Too bad your brain is.” The words bite, but my smile softens with affection.
Morpheus reaches out to catch a teardrop on his fingertip. He holds it up in the pale glow that radiates from the few remaining sprites above us. A curious frown curves his lips. “You cry for him yet bled for me. One must wonder which is more powerful. More binding. I suppose we shall one day know.”
“I hate you.”
“Only because of the way I make you feel.”
My fingernails eat into my palms. “Only because you bring out the worst in me.”
“Oh no, luv. I bring out the life in you.”
We turned to find Morpheus standing there with enough rage in his black eyes to send the Devil packing for heaven.
“Sometimes a flame must level a forest to ash before new growth can begin. I believe Wonderland needed a scouring.”
I shake my head, eyes clamped tightly. “We’re too high … it makes my stomach kick.”
He laughs and inhales a puff off the hookah then blows the smoke over me, saturating me in the comforting scent. “That’s how you know you’re alive, Alyssa. The kicks.”
“No one knows what he or she is capable of until things are at their darkest.”
I love this series so much! It is such an underrated trilogy. The plot and world building were very well done, I loved (most) of the characters, and the writing style was to die for. The first quote here honestly remains to be one of the prettiest things that I have ever read.
I read this trilogy so long ago and reread the first book via audio-book last year, and it is definitely still one of my favourites! Its a very dark and spin on Alice in Wonderland that I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a good fairy tale retelling or a fascinating urban fantasy romance!
And good God, I haven’t even mentioned Morpheus. My, oh my, don’t even get me started on him. He is such a complex, fascinating, and attractive character that you simply can’t help but fall in love with. I would still consider him to be one of my top book boyfriends. ❤
On top of all of that, these covers are stunning! This series is truly the most beautiful that I have even come across, between the gorgeous covers and the coloured ink used for the text inside. These are actually the only novels that I’ve seen with coloured ink, but I wish more publishers would make use of it – it takes the physical beauty of a book to a whole ‘nother level!
A. G. Howard has since written a few more YA retellings, which I am so excited to read! I’m hoping to get to RoseBlood, a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera soon!! 🙂
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