14 January 2016

Thursday Quotables (Jan 14)

Welcome to Thursday Quotables which is a weekly feature hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Every Thursday you can post a quote from a book you're currently reading. It can be meaningful, funny, a real tearjerker or just something beautifully written. You decide. Click on the link above if you want to learn more.

Now Before we get to the quote, I have a little announcement to make. Recently, I have gotten an account at NetGalley. It's a website that allows "professional readers", a.k.a. book reviewers, journalists, book bloggers and librarians to request and read books for free, some of which have yet to be released. I first read about NetGalley in a discussion thread on Goodreads, and now I have an account there.

I'm very excited, since it will give me  the opportunity to read some of the latest releases and review them for you guys. So excited I got that I downloaded two books on my tablet. So right now I'm reading Soul Breaker, by Clara Coulson. While also reading Orange is the New Black. I'm working overtime here...

Soul Breaker is the first part in the City of Crows series. It about a young DSI-agent, Calvin Kinsey. DSI stand for Department of Supernatural Investigations. They're an international organisation whose job is to solve crimes of the supernatural character and hunt down out-of-this-world baddies. The hero is a rookie whose first case involves demonic summonings and gruesome murders. And I can't tear my eyes of the screen of my tablet.

This quote is from the beginning of the book. I chose it because of a) low spoiler risk and b) it's a very well written scene with great dynamic and feeling.

"That's why we can't catch him, I realise, as my body spirals into panic mode. Hand reaching for my belt buckle. Legs flailing every direction. Trying to escape the car that offers no protection. That's why he always gets away. Why we chase and chase him and never seem to gain an inch. He's been playing with us this entire time. Playing like a cat. Playing like we're mice. Predator versus prey."

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