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Treasure Reads: YA LOVE Quotations

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Characters in Love: Edition 1
YA Love Quotations

Treasure Reads is a feature at Imaginary Reads where Kris talks about special reads. This may be from as recent as the past week to as far back as a childhood favorite. This may be from a character I adore to a new author I discovered to lines from a book that I want to share with readers.


On Love
“Sometimes love needed a lift from its guardian angels, to get its feet off the ground. But once it made its first early beats toward flight, it had to be trusted to take wing on its own and soar past the highest conceivable heights, into the heavens-and beyond.”
― Lauren Kate, Fallen in Love
“Love wasn't forged by circumstance or changed by sorrow. It simply was. Fierce and free as the wolf within me.”
― Andrea Cremer, Bloodrose
“When you like someone, you have to allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to let them in. Love is messy.”
― Jocelyn Davies, A Beautiful Dark

The Realization of Love
“Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here.”
― Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“My world exploded because of a different word: suicide. Correction: That was the first time my world exploded. The second time my world exploded, it was also because of a word. A word that worked its way out of my throat and danced onto and out of my lips before I could think about it, or stop it. The question was: Will you meet me tomorrow? And the word was: Yes.”
― Lauren Oliver, Delirium
“As I listened and watched, I knew he was as perfectly aware of me as I was of him, though he kept his infallible rhythm. I knew he could sense every inch of my skin from across the floor, as I could his, feeling every thread of the powerful centuries-old bond we shared. In that moment my lips grew numb and something spun deliciously warm in my chest. In that precise moment I knew I was undeniably in love with him.”
― Courtney Allison Moulton, Angelfire
“I can't believe you're here," she says, her voice soft. "I can't believe you found me."

"You found me first," he says, and when he leans to kiss her, it's slow and sweet and she knows that this will be the one she always remembers. Because while the other two kisses felt like endings, this one is unquestionably a beginning.”
― Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Hot Scenes
“Ren," I whispered. "I want-"
And then I was leaning over him, my cropped hair brushing against his cheeks as I bent to kiss him. Our lips met and I felt like I was diving into oblivion. The kiss grew deep, inmediate and hungry. He lifted me up and I wrapped my legs around his waist, molding my body against his.”
― Andrea Cremer, Bloodrose
“His forehead bumped softly against mine, his brilliant silver gaze searing into me. “I plan to keep you, from everyone, for as long as I’m alive. That includes Puck, the false king, and anyone else who would take you away.” One corner of his mouth quirked, as I struggled to catch my breath under his powerful scrutiny. “I guess I should’ve warned you that I have a slight possessive streak.”
― Julie Kagawa, The Iron Queen

These are but some romantic scenes / love quotations that I wanted to share with you. There are too many great love scenes out there. What are your favorite YA love quotations?
5 comments on "Treasure Reads: YA LOVE Quotations"
  1. I LOVE this post! Not only do you get a bit of the characterization, but you get a taste of the romance!

    I love Adam Wilde from Where She Went. And Ky from Matched and Crossed.

  2. Here's my fave comment from one of my other fave characters in love. It's from Callum & Harper by Fisher Amelie.

    Callum: "One day you and I are gonna wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow. But one day. I promise you."

  3. That is a sweet line from Callum. Can you believe I haven't read Callum & Harper? I really want to now.

  4. You HAVE to read it! You'll LOVE it! It's sweet, and meaningful and they're so funny:)

  5. I LOVE this post and every single one of those quotes!!! ♥ It makes me really want to read Nightshade and Angelfire!!!


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