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“But life doesn’t often spell things out for you or give you what you want exactly when you want it, otherwise it wouldn’t be called life, it would be called vending machine.
It’s hard to say exactly when it will happen, and it’s true that whatever you’re after may not drop down the moment you spend all your quarters, but someday soon a train is coming. In fact, it may already be on the way. You just don’t know it yet.” 

Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham


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“I have to create, or it was all for nothing. I have to create, or I will crumple up with despair and never leave my bed. I have to create because I have no other way of voicing this.” Her hand rested on her heart, and my eyes burned. “It is hard,” the weaver said, her stare never leaving mine, “and it hurts, but if I were to stop, if I were to let this loom or the spindle go silent …” She broke my gaze at last to look to her tapestry. “Then there would be no Hope shining in the Void.” ~ A Court of Frost and Starlight, Sarah J. Maas

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He'd seen Nesta in that particular pose, too. He called it her I Will Slay My Enemies pose.

Cassian had named about two dozen poses for Nesta at this point. Ranging from I Will Eat Your Eyes for Breakfast to I Don't Want Cassian to Know I'm Reading Smut. The latter was his particular favorite.

~ A Court of Frost and Starlight, Sarah J. Maas

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“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” 
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

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Collecting garbage sharpens the senses. It allows us to notice what others do not see. Where most people would spy a pile of junk, the rag-and-bone man sees treasure: empty bottles that might be dragged to the recycling center, computer innards that can be reused, furniture in decent shape. The garbage collector is alert. After all, this is a profession. 
Certain Dark Things, Silvia Moreno-Garcia 

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“You cannot look at a person, and say, ‘If I could change this or that, if I could pick what I want and discard other things, I could love this one.’  Such a love is pale and weak—and doomed to failure.” ~ Patricia Briggs, Burn Bright (Alpha and Omega #5)


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Earth laughs in flowers.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What the Wenches Are Reading

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She's always smelled that way to me; the promise of a hot new girlfriend that might just be a nut job. 

Feversong
~~Karen M. Moning 

Why We Think You'll Love A Court of Thorns and Roses!

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The Saucy Wenches Book of the Month for May is A Court of Frost and Starlight, book 3.1 in the wildly popular PNR series A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

If you’ve already read ACoTaR, then you’re probably as anxious as I am to get your hot little hands on the next book. So is Wench Kathi, who got hooked after I enthused about it.

If you haven’t read ACoTaR, wonder why it has so many new fans, and are waffling about whether to try it, we’re both here to pique your interest light a fire under you! You can thank us later!

We just loved these books! They made us giddy with anticipation, like in our early Wench days, when we first fangirled into the wee hours over our extraordinary discoveries like Cat and Bones, Mac and Barrons, Ethan and Merit, Jamie and Claire... *dreamy sigh*  These books sparked that special kind of excitement we rarely feel when we read now, and made us realize how much we’ve missed it.
“The first book is a magical fairy tale. The second is an ep…

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Love is funny. Even though you don't have that person anymore, you still have the feeling. You didn't lose your LOVE. You lost the tangible, tactile, sense-sational ability to experience the person or animal you lost.

High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning


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“There is no struggle too vast, no odds too overwhelming, for even should we fail - should we fall - we will know that we have lived.”

~ Steve Erikson, Toll the Hounds

What the Wenches Are Reading

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“I know that it's hard to believe that the people you look to for safety and security are the same people who are causing us so much harm. But I'm not lying and I'm not delusional. I am scared and I am hurting and we are dying. And I really, really need you to believe me.” 
Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk About Race

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Words could cut just as deep as sharpened claws, and while the skin could heal, the wounds words left behind never faded as quickly. Every Last Breath, Jennifer L. Armentrout


ARC Review and Blog Tour: Intrepid by Keri Lake

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In the corner house of an empty street, there is a boy inside a box. In that boy, there lives a secret, one so dark, it’s sealed with locks. 
Nearly ten years have passed since the night I was captured. Tricked and betrayed, I suffered the hours of brutal torment with death’s cold whisper across my skin. And when the nameless faces that haunted my nightmares took everything and everyone I loved, I feared I’d never be free of the darkness. But that's the thing about fear. Over time, it breeds anger, and when anger fills the box, vengeance bleeds out. 
It's been almost a decade since I escaped their hell, staying in the shadows, hiding my demons, and God help them now that I've tasted retribution and crave more of it. Blood is the price for pain, and I vow to take everything and everyone they love. I’m no longer a frightened boy, but the intrepid vigilante, a ruthless executioner, who will stop at nothing to punish the depraved few that stole my life and walked free. 
The plan …

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Keep the light shining in your heart; death is a hungry darkness. It wants to swallow it. You're different and will always be misunderstood--never let that touch you. You're a terribly real thing in a terribly false world. The world is fucked up, not you.

High Voltage
~~Karen Marie Moning

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“I love it when you look at me like that.”

The purr in his voice heated my blood. “Like what?”

“Like my power isn’t something to run from. Like you see me.”

~ Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

What the Wenches Are Reading

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"How was the penthouse?" Thabiso asked, changing the subject. "And I believe that you never wear the same suit twice in a row, but what have we here?" 

He tugged at her lapel, which bore a red stain of some sort. Lipstick?

"There is a term native to this region. I learned it last night. 'nunya." 

"Nunya?"

" 'Nunya business.' is the full colloquialism." 

A Princess in Theory
~~Alyssa Cole

Review: Annihilation (Book and Movie)

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When I read Annihilation last fall, I was intrigued, repulsed, mystified, enchanted, horrified, compelled, absorbed, and ultimately so unable to articulate what had happened that I didn’t attempt a review. But it has never stopped growing on me, new insights twining around in my brain. It’s insidious.

Then the movie happened. I. Had. To. Go. I didn’t think anyone could film the book, and I was on Cloud 9 when I saw the abundance of rave critical reviews. It got compared to Apocalypse Now and 2001: A Space Odyssey! It got called “stunning” and the “Best Sci-Fi Film in Years” that “ranks among great philosophical sci-fi”! And though there were many differences from the book, it sounded almost as batshitcrazybrilliant as the book!!

Which means there are now two equally haunting versions of this story for me to wonder WTF happened.

I might not have all the answers, but I’ve certainly enjoyed replaying scenes in my mind and pondering the possibilities. And I suspect that’s what’s importa…

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Tante Isabelle says it’s better to be bold than meek. She says if you jump off a cliff at least you’ll fly before you fall. 


The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah



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“And yet I found myself deciding that if you took his hand, I would find a way to live with it. It would be your choice.” ...

“And if he had grabbed me?”

There was nothing but uncompromising will in his eyes. “Then I would have torn apart the world to get you back.”

~ Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

What the Wenches Are Reading

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Waiting for spring (and avoiding snow) is keeping us busy, but some of us are finding clever ways to enjoy a bit of reading nonetheless. Click through to see what we’ve discovered this week.

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“Secrets make life more interesting. You can be in a crowded room with someone and touch them without touching, just with a look, because they know a part of you no one else knows. And whenever you’re with them, the two of you are alone, because the you they see no one else can see.” 

Mohsin Hamid's Moth Smoke

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One of my mom’s favorite sayings had been:  The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
~ Kresley Cole, The Dark Calling, (The Arcana Chronicles #5)

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“She soon discovered that she was one of the very few women animators there."
"That’s when I realized why princesses in their films were so helpless: They had all been created by men,” she recalls. She promised herself that she would create a new type of princess.”
Elena Favilli, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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“I will say this once—and only once,” ... “You can be a pawn, be someone’s reward, and spend the rest of your immortal life bowing and scraping and pretending you’re less than him, than Ianthe, than any of us. If you want to pick that road, then fine. A shame, but it’s your choice.” The shadow of wings rippled again. “But I know you—more than you realize, I think—and I don’t believe for one damn minute that you’re remotely fine with being a pretty trophy for someone who sat on his ass for nearly fifty years, then sat on his ass while you were shredded apart—”

~ Sarah J. Mass, A Court of Mist and Fury

What the Wenches Are Reading

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Review: Hurts To Love You by Alisha Rai

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Well-behaved women don’t lust after men who love to misbehave. 

Heiress Evangeline Chandler knows how to keep a secret . . . like her life-long crush on the tattooed hottie who just happens to be her big brother’s friend. She’s a Chandler, after all, and Chandlers don’t hook up with the help. Then again, they also don’t disobey their fathers and quit their respectable jobs, so good-girl rules may no longer apply.

Gabriel Hunter hides the pain of his past behind a smile, but he can’t hide his sudden attraction to his friend’s sheltered little sister. Eve is far too sweet to accept anything less than forever and there’s no chance of a future between the son of a housekeeper and the town’s resident princess.

When a wedding party forces Eve and Gabe into tight quarters, keeping their hands off each other will be as hard as keeping their clothes on. The need that draws them together is stronger than the forces that should shove them apart . . . but their sparks may not survive the explosion w…

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She inhaled one last time, savoring the hint of Old Spice and the forest. He didn't just look like a lumberjack! He smelled like one too.

Heart Eyes.

Hurts to Love You
~~Alisha Rai

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“Hope builds a stairway to Heaven. Fear opens an abyss to Hell.”

Feversong by Karen Marie Moning


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“What kind of half-assed apocalypse are they running down there?” Amos said. “Give ’em a break. It’s their first.”

What the Wenches Are Reading

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Love is funny. Even though you don't have that person anymore, you still have the feeling. You don't lose your love. You lost the tangible, tactile, sense-sational ability to experience the person or animal you lost.
Grief is all about not being able to touch anymore. Not being able to use your senses to experience them on a physical level. They've moved beyond an impenetrable veil, beyond your hands and mouth and eyes. High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning.

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He ran his thumb over the screen as if he might somehow touch Mac through it. And I thought, holly hell, Jericho Barrons has a…not vulnerability but yes, that. A weakness, a need.
High Voltage, Karen Marie Moning

Danger! High Voltage.

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High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning.
Readers, it's here. A part of our world, in our hands. High Voltage was finally released to the desperate masses this month! And can I just say, wow. What a ride it was! 

In case you need to refresh your memory a bit, you can find my Feversong review here, and our SUPER spoilery Feversong discussion here. And if you still haven't caught up, what the hell are you waiting for?! Hop to it.

Click through to read more!

(There will be no major spoilers in this review, but there might be quotes and some vague references to things that happened.)

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“Did you run any of this by Curran?” “I told him I was about to do something idiotic and dangerous, and he told me to go ahead and let him know if he could help in any way.” “I don’t understand your relationship.” Ilona Andrews, Magic Binds (Kate Daniels Series #9)

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I kissed him with devotion, with raw sexual reverence, starved to cut loose like this. I offered him my prayer, my challenge, the one that had gone eternally unanswered: Are you there? Are you as painfully alive and aware as me? Can you feel how much I’m giving you when I touch you like this? Are you worth me?

In other words, to my complete and utter horror, I kissed Ryodan with my whole heart. And that fuck so did not deserve it.

~ Karen Marie Moning, High Voltage

What the Wenches Are Reading

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