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SBPT 2016: Carlisa of Confessions of Carlisa!!

Hello readers! Welcome to the first Sunday of The Summer Blogger Promo Tour 2016 hosted by The Book Bratz !! Each Sunday, bloggers will be featured on my blog during the month of July. First up will be the lovely Carlisa of Confessions of Carlisa    

During the first stop Carlisa will be sharing her top ten book quotes. I can’t wait for all of you to read her favorite quotes! 

Top Ten Quotes from 2015–2016

I’m a big fan of beautiful quotes. I love words and the way they can change perspective, teach, move someone to action, invoke emotion. Words have so much power, and so when I find a particularly powerful quote (at least to me) and sometimes when I find a particularly amusing quote (at least to me), I always write it down. So here are some of my favorites quotes from books I read in 2015 and 2016! 

1. “Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music; perhaps…perhaps…love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted Rose slipping from its green sheath.” -Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

2. “When you meet the one who makes you smile as you’ve never smiled before, cry as you’ve never cried before…there is nothing to do but fall.” -The Wrath and the Dawn by Reneé Ahdieh

3. “Hope? Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” -The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

4. “It’s awful, telling it like this, isn’t it? As though we didn’t know the ending. As though it could have another ending. It’s like watching Romeo drink poison. Every time you see it you get fooled into thinking his girlfriend might wake up and stop him. Every single time you see it you want to shout, ‘You stupid ass, just wait a minute,’ and she’ll open her eyes! ‘Oi, you, you twat, open your eyes, wake up! Don’t die this time!’ But they always do.” -Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

5. “Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” -Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

6. “I woke naturally before dawn and went to stand watch at the water’s edge. The sky lightened from the color of stone to the soft purple of lavender blossoms, then to the rich blue and orange of a gas game, all reflected in the mirror of the morning sea. As the sun began to glow gold, Kashmir came to stand beside me, very close but not touching, giving me space. Flecks of foam washed out feet. Words came to mind and then melted away like spun sugar on my tongue. Last night, there had been so much to say, but tomorrow had become today, and everything was different.” -The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

7. “It was a small library, two stories high, with thin ladders and impractical balconies and an expensive ceiling featuring a gaggle of naked Greeks. It was the sort of library you’d marry a man for.” -The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

8. “You’ve had your cry, but now you’ll pick yourself up and keep living your life. Doubly, for that sweet boy. Love extra, even if it means you hurt extra, too.” -The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

9. “Maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.” -Cress by Marissa Meyer (Kind of cheating because this was a re-read)

10. “Lace held the truth cupped tight in her palms. It fought and fluttered like a moth, but she would not part her fingers enough to let it out.” -The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

Thank you so much for sharing your favorite quotes Carlisa! 

Stay tuned next week!


Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes

Hello Readers!

Hopefully you’ll remember awhile back I wanted to post blogger’s and authors favorite quotes. Megan Duke, author of The Mind Breaker Accounts and Small Circles series, was the first author to participate. If you don’t recall, or are new to my blog, you can check it here

From time to time, I will do my best with posting blogger’s or authors Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes. And keep in mind, it can be from ANY book that is read. For authors, it doesn’t necessarily have to be from a book that you yourself have written. 

For today, I will be featuring author James Rains favorite book quote. James Rains is the author of Afognak, which is a biomedical thriller book that I had the immense delight to have read. (Click here for my review and here for my interview with the author). 

“In Camaztoz everybody is the same as everybody else.” – spoken by IT through Charles Wallace in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Thank you for participating and sharing your favorite quote James! 

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Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes


 Hello Readers!!

For those of you that have been following my blog, you know that sometimes I will post for the Sunday Street Team or Book Publicity Services. For these posts, I decided to have the authors sent either their Top Ten favorite/memorable quotes from the book they’re promoting or from books in general. 

I have now decided to try this little meme (if that’s what it’s called) with some authors that I admire for their incredible books. 

Megan Duke, author of the Small Circles series and The Mind Breaker Accounts, was kind enough to send me some of her most memorable book quotes. I hope that you’ll enjoy some of these quotes. 

There are so many amazing quotes from so many amazing books that I want to share. To be honest, that’s why I wanted write my own books. Words are so powerful, and I wanted to be that person to write a sentence that changed someone’s life. 

I can only hope that my words are as powerful as these:

“You said you didn’t want to waste your time on people who aren’t going to matter,” I said, and he nodded. “But how do you know they’re not going to matter? Unless you give it a shot?” 
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

“Because some things are never meant to be anything more than a moment. And that was one of them.” 

Lucas by Kevin Brooks

“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” 

Looking For Alaska by John Green

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” 

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

“You have to see the miracles for there to be miracles.” 

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

“The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.” 

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

“Your past comes with you no matter where you go.”

Sprout by Dale Peck

“Do not accept an evil you can change.”

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

As I’ve already said, there are way too many memorable quotes out there, but these are the ones that came to me writing this post. Most of them stood out because they made me stop reading and think. Others have stuck with me way after closing the book. I’ve chosen to live by some, and I’ve chosen to aspire to others. I hope you enjoy them!


I can’t thank Megan enough for sharing her Top Ten Memorable book quotes with me! 

If you have your own favorite/memorable quote or quotes be sure to comment below!

I hope that there will be future Top Ten Memorable book quotes from authors/bloggers!

Happy Reading!!

Sunday Street Team: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

Hello Readers!! Its a great day! You want to know why? I am featuring ANOTHER author for the Sunday Street Team post! How exciting!! Today’s post will feature Rachael Allen’s favorite quotes from her book The Revenge Playbook. I hope you enjoy the quotes. Don’t forget to look at the books information further down!


Here’s a little note from the author:

“Hi! I’m Rachael Allen, and I’m super excited Jaclyn asked me to do something quote related with The Revenge Playbook! It’s a book about four girls, banding together to get revenge on the football team, forming a life-changing friendship, and trying like anything to change things in their small town. Along the way, there’s a scavenger hunt and all kinds of shenanigans too, and, well, how I about I let the quotes tell the story.

Here’s a quote that captures what each girl is going through at the start of the book”:



Melanie Jane:





And here’s what things are like in their small town:










And because not all the guys in this book are jerks, here are some swoony swoon quotes:





 Quotes that are completely and totally random:


 Probably my favorite line in the book, even though it’s sad:

 And, finally, a quote I feel kind of sums up the whole book:



The Revenge Playbook

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Synopsis (GR):

In this poignant and hilarious novel, Rachael Allen brilliantly explores the nuances of high school hierarchies, the traumas sustained on the path to finding true love, and the joy of discovering a friend where you least expect.


Don’t get mad, get even!


In the small town of Ranburne, high school football rules and the players are treated like kings. How they treat the girls they go to school with? That’s a completely different story. Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana each have their own reason for wanting to teach the team a lesson—but it’s only when circumstances bring them together that they come up with the plan to steal the one thing the boys hold sacred. All they have to do is beat them at their own game.


Brimming with sharp observations and pitch-perfect teen voices, fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Mlynowski are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp tale—by the author of 17 First Kisses—about the unexpected roads that can lead you to finding yourself.

Rachael  AllenAbout the Author:

Rachael Allen lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, two children, and two sled dogs. In addition to being a YA writer, she’s also a mad scientist, a rabid Falcons fan, an expert dare list maker, and a hugger. Rachael is the author of 17 FIRST KISSES.


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Sunday Street Team: Days Like This by Danielle Ellison 

Hello Readers!

Yay! It’s Sunday Street Team Day! Today I will be featuring Danielle Ellison’s favorite quotes from her book Days Like This. I hope you enjoy and be sure to check the book information below!.. and fun fact.. I actually met Danielle Ellison at the Chapter by Chapter book event hosted by Jennifer L. Armentrout September 2014!!!

Days Like This

Favorite quotes from DAYS LIKE THIS:

Cass was full of energy and passion and everyone else had to run to catch up to her walk. Even my mom would say, “That girl is contagious.” I didn’t know what she meant back then, but when Cassie laughed, the whole room laughed. When Cassie was sad, everyone felt it. When she got an idea in her head, no one doubt- ed her ability to do it. Everyone believed her. Believed her stories, her smile, believed that she had a chance to do something different.

Different. Eccentric. Contagious. Maybe they were the same thing, the normal thing, and I was the stable one who never made sense in her life. Why would she want dependable when she could have adventure?


I’d always thought Cass singing was something too personal for even me. She was like that. She found something that she loved, something that she was too afraid to lose, then she took it and held it close. Once we found a snail with a blue shell in the woods, and she thought it was beautiful so she took it home and put it in a Mason jar. It was something so precious to her that she didn’t know how to share it. Sort of like I’d used to think I was to her. Always how she’d been to me.

Cass was afraid to lose things, and that fear kept her from sharing them; but eventually without room to breathe and space to move, she killed them. Just like that snail in the jar. Just like us.


June was only inches from me. I could smell the coconut sunscreen. “I know because lost people—we can sense the confusion in other lost people.”

“You’re lost?” I asked. June didn’t seem lost. She seemed sure of herself.

“I’m fucking Peter Pan.”

I took a step away from her. “Well, thanks. I’ll keep that in mind if I need to never grow up.”

“You’re lost, too,” she said a little louder. I turned back to her again. “I can see it.
There are different kinds of lost. Cassie lost her way, but I think you’ve lost something else completely. You just don’t want to admit it.”


I fluttered my eyes open, but Rohan pressed his mouth against mine and his hands ran down my back. I wanted to tell him, but I didn’t. Instead I tried to forget. I kissed him back, and eased his shirt over his head as he took off mine. He ran his fingers across my breasts before taking off my bra, and then all my thoughts were gone.

Three seconds. Then I lost control of my own brain and my body operated on autopilot.

Five seconds. The amount of time before my back was flush with his leather couch and it gently tugged at my skin, but I didn’t let it stop us.

Seven seconds. Then I didn’t feel guilty; I didn’t feel anything except him on top of me. I turned to dust and nerves and no words survived.

“Cass…” he whispered, his lips trailing down my stomach.

My body tensed up at the name, but Rohan didn’t notice. The weight of Graham’s name, of his voice saying it when we made love, of him on the phone before, the memory of it all came crashing back over me. It made me kiss Rohan harder.



Every piece of life had music in it; we only had to find it. Writing music, writing life, helped me focus on the important moments. The ones that needed to be felt and captured and remembered. That was all music was: moments frozen into songs. I heard the songs as if they were really playing around me—and sometimes, lately, I’d been hearing the ones I was trying to forget.



Mom called a lot of things “pure”, especially the ocean. There was nothing like the ocean for us. I always thought I could keep her focused on the pretty days and she’d be okay, we’d be okay, and it would be enough, but I’d fail. I always failed.



I told myself it would be okay. My head didn’t believe me. My heart didn’t either. They both knew. They knew that this moment, this feeling, was what happened right before we drowned–and that the only person who I wanted to save me could barely talk to me.


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Synopsis (GR):

Sometimes the only thing standing between fear and hope is you.

Almost a year ago, nineteen-year-old Cassie Harlen had a lot to deal with. A stack of college acceptance letters waiting for answers, a proposal from the boy next door, and a mother whose most recent bipolar episode left Cassie hurt and confused. Tired of cleaning up the messes caused by her mother’s disorder, of resenting her mother for not being there, and scared of being trapped by an inevitable future—which included marrying Graham Tucker—Cassie did the only thing she could think of to keep from ending up like her mother: she left.

Graham never knew why Cassie walked away. He woke up one morning and she was gone—along with the life that he’d created around her. After eleven months, Graham has a new plan for his future. One that doesn’t involve Cassie Harlen.

When Cassie’s mom nearly burns down her house, Cassie’s forced to return home. Back to a mother she’s tried to ignore and the guy she’s been unable to forget. Graham doesn’t know how he’s going to spend the whole summer living next door to the person who broke his heart without letting those old feelings push through to the surface.

Neither does Cassie.

Danielle EllisonAbout the Author:

 Danielle Ellison spent most of her childhood reading instead of learning math. It’s probably the reason she can’t divide without a calculator and has spent her life seeking the next adventure. It’s also probably the reason she’s had so many different zip codes and jobs.

Danielle is the author of the YA books, Salt, Storm, and Follow Me Through Darkness. Days Like This is her first NA.

When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably  eating cookies, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British. She has settled in Northern Virginia, for now, but you can always find her on twitter @DanielleEWrites.

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