“Please let this work,” she prayed, as she did with every trial. About a year ago, she’d realized that God didn’t seem to be listening to her, but that didn’t matter. She’d keep praying until he did.
Some people thought that camouflage meant blending into the surroundings, but they were wrong. Camouflage was misdirection: A visual lie. And very few people could tell a lie as well as she.
–Sounds of Deceit by Hannah Heath
Gabriel works hard to keep his sister, Lilly, in medicine. Her faith in the place where skies drip with gold keeps Lilly strong though her health continues to decline. But Gabriel knows once she’s gone he won’t have anything left to live for. So Gabriel decides to climb to Paradise and see for himself where Lilly’s belief will take her.
They entered the building that neither of them really wanted to enter, but still walked into six days of the week. He wasn’t sure why Cole did it, but Gabriel could explain his in a single, beautiful word: Lilly.
Always move forward. Shelumiel liked to tell her that. He would look at her and say: “When you find yourself up against a strong force, always move forward. Never Stop. Something will have to give, and you know it won’t be you.”
–Flames of Courage by Hannah Heath
It’s been a great summer of reading. In total, I’ve plowed through about 30 books in the last 3 months! I owe a lot of my success to the various reading challenges that went up this summer, mainly from #MGBookVillage and #MGCarousel.
Three out of five. Those were the odds. Three out of five new recruits would die within their first cycle as a Hunter.