Thursday 20 August 2015

Thursday Quotables 20th August

Thursday Quotables is a weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf FantasiesIts all about sharing a quote, passage, or line from a book that you have read recently or are currently reading

My quote is from The Scent of Magic by Cliff McNish which is Book 2 of The Doomspell Trilogy. I am currently reading the bind up of all three books.

"The eyes that gazed back were no longer human."

I am not very far into The Doomspell yet (only about 43 pages) but seeing this teaser quote from the second book makes me want to read the first one as fast as possible so I can find out what happens!
The Scent of Magic (Doomspell, #2)

My quote is from The Confectioner's Tale by Laura Madeleine. 

"Hall has the decency to look awkward. He mutters something about leaving me to it, says he'll meet me in the entrance hall in ten minutes, when I've finished reading. 
Relieved to be rid of him, I scoot forward on the seat and begin to crank the handle. The article is no longer on screen. I search back through the microfilm for the correct date. The pages scroll past my eyes, tiny print leaving patterns on my retina. When I still haven't found it after a minute or two, I reach for my bag, for the reference number on the request form that I shoved in there.
My hand closes upon nothing. It's gone, and so is Hall."

Dun dun dun! I really like this quote, I used to work in a museum and we had one of those machines with the cranky handle so that made me feel a little nostalgic! Also I just love that this is the end of the chapter, it's so dramatic.
The Confectioner's Tale

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  1. The Confectioner's Tale sounds so good! That quote let me intrigued, I will definitely add this to my tbr!

    Sofia @Bookish Wanderess

    1. I am not too far into it yet, but this type of story, where the past and the present sort of intertwine, are one of my favourite kind! Thanks for visiting

  2. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds so interesting! I love the passage you shared.

    New follower by GFC, I'd be glad if you did the same :)
    Aeriko @

  3. Both books sounds really good! I like the suspenseful mood created in the first quote... and the 2nd really seems to open up a great mystery. Nice choices!

    1. The scent of Magic was a really good book I don't know about The Confectioner's Tale because Clare was reading that one but i think she enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting.