Ive just finished with Lover Mine by J. R. Ward, and have loots to say on the subject, so, come back tomorrow so you can get an earful (which will not contain spoilers). The book was a true Black Dagger Brotherhood story, and I loved it. Though it's kind of hard to dislike a book in this series, well, other than Phurys...
Anyways, right after I finished with Lover Mine I dived right into Dead In The Family, a book Ive been babbling about for months now and is now in my premises.
Currently on page 45 ;]
"Claude sat, beautiful and unreadable, for a long time. He never looked at me directly nor drank his coffee. When he'd reached some inner conclusion, he rose and left, walking down the driveway toward Hummingbird Road. I don't know where his car was parked. For all I knew, he'd walked all the way from Monroe, or flown over on a magic carpet. I went into the house, sank to my knees right inside the door, and cried. My hands were shaking. My wrists ached.
The whole time we'd been talking, I'd been waiting for him to make his move.
I realized I wanted to live."
Dead in the Family, pg. 9
This quote is so... Wow. I really love it. You can feel the tension, the indecision, the sadness that Sookie has inside, but you can also see her desire to live. Another thing I love about this quote is that I can see everything with such clarity. I can see them both sitting there, just unmoving, waiting for a decision to be made, and then the tension dissipates and Claude leaves. Sookie stands up, and breaks apart not because she wishes to die, but because she wishes to live. That thin string that kept her sane snaps and everything comes rushing out at top speed. Just, exquisite.
...Perhaps one more quote?
"I couldn't deny that I felt better since he'd bought himself to tell me. Yet I didn't feel as much better as I'd hoped, though now I knew why he hadn't come when I'd been screaming for him. I could even understand why it had taken so long for him to tell me. Helplessness was a state Eric didn't often encounter. Eric was supernatural, and he was incredibly strong, and he was a great fighter. But he was not a superhero, and he couldn't overcome several determined members of his own race. And I realized he'd given me a lot of blood when he himself was healing from the silver chains.
Finally, something inside me relaxed at the logic of his story. I believed him in my heart, not just in my head.
A red tear fell on my bare shoulder and coursed down. I swept it up on my finger putting my finger to his lips- offering his pain back to him. I had plenty of my own.
"I think we need to kill Victor," I said, and his eyer met mine.
I'd finally succeeded in surprising Eric."
Dead in the Family, pg. 17
You know, I remember Sookie in the first book. She was so innocent. You can see how much she has grown up through the series. She has done a bunch of character development, for good or bad. And Eric, he has also surprised me on various occasions. Imagining him crying? Kind of breath taking in my mind. He is like a Greek statue, glorious an perfect, and those red tears in contrast with his sleek pale skin... Those who know Eric's personality know what I'm talking about.
Can't wait to finish reading this book. Come back tomorrow for my talk about Lover Mine.