Thursday Quotables, the place to highlight a great quote, line or passage discovered during your reading each week.
Original post from Bookshelf Fantasies.
This week I’m reading:
Title: A Gathering of Shadows
Author: V E Schwab
This passage reminded me that Lila Bard takes no nonsense:
She was halfway to the stairs before the first pirate barreled into her. He was massive, but his steps were slowed a measure and made clumsy by the drug dissolved in the ale. Lila rolled out of his grip and drove her boot into his sternum, slamming him back into the wall hard enough to crack bones. He groaned and slid down the wooden boards, half a curse across his lips before the toe of her boot met his jaw. His head snapped sideways, then lolled forward against his chest.
I also love how this quote reminds us of her vulnerability:
She was alone, again. Free. To go anywhere. Be anyone. But as the light ebbed, her bravado began to falter. Night dragged itself across the city, and she began to feel less like a conquerer and more like a girl alone in a foreign world.