Thursday, August 25, 2016

Swoon Thursday (#187): The Reader by Traci Chee

- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting

This week, my swoon is from The Reader by Traci Chee!

Sefia tensed, remembering the sensation of his arms around her, his bare skin, his heart drumming frantically in his chest. Then she lifted her chin and pulled him down to her, and their mouths met for the first time. 

The kiss wasn’t hard or passionate or even sweet the way she’d imagined it might be. But it was tender and strong, as if the pressure of his lips could communicate all the things he felt for her, all the things he still didn’t have the words in him to say.

It opened her up. Her emotions welled inside her and she could feel them washing against her insides: sadness and regret and anger and pain and confusion and relief and more she couldn’t name. Tears splashed onto their twined fingers.

- eARC, page 436

I really liked this book! I was a little nervous a first, but it proved to be very engrossing and entertaining. Definitely one of the better YA debuts I've read this year!


  1. A swoon with all the feels! Nice pick!

  2. What a great swoon. Looks like the author has a beautiful writing voice. Thanks for stopping by my swoon.

  3. OMGOSH Swoon!!!! All the feels in this one swoon scene! I most definitely need too check out this book when it comes out! Thank you for the amazing Swoon Alyssa!

    1. It was a cute scene! Well-written too. Thank YOU!

  4. Yay for enjoying this one :D Lovely swoom Alyssa. <3 But ahh. First kiss so late in the book? Sad face :\

    1. It WAS pretty late in the book! But I'm confident in more swoons to come in book two. ;)


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