Thursday, March 9, 2017

Swoon Thursday (#215): Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


- 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 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor!


But first... first he just really, really, really wanted to kiss her.

He searched her eyes fro acquiescence and found it. Freely she gave it. It was like a thread of light passing from one to the other, and t was more than acquiescence. It was complicity, and desire. Her breathing shallowed. She stepped in, closing that little space. There was a limit to their melting, and they found it, and defied it. His chest was hard against hers. Hers was soft against his. His hands closed on her waist. Her arms came round his neck. The walls gave forth a shimmer like sunrise on fierce water. Countless tiny stars spent themselves in radiance, and neither Sarai nor Lazlo knew which of them was making it. Perhaps they both were, and there was such brilliance in the endless careless diamonds of light, but there was awareness, too, and urgency. Under the skin of dreaming, they both knew that dawn was near, and that their embrace could not survive it. 

So Sarai rose to her toes, erasing the last little gap between their flushed faces. Their lashes fluttered shut, honey red and rivercat, and their mouths, soft and hungry, found each other and had just time to touch, and press, and sweetly, sweetly open before the first wan morning light seeped in at the window...[ ].

- ARC, pages 404-405




I'm sorry, friends - I had to cut the scene off before spoilers presented themselves! Don't you love Taylor's writing? This is such a beautiful snippet!

USA people! If you preorder Strange the Dreamer (you definitely should), you'll receive a bookplate and character decal! There is also a preorder incentive for UK readers. Details for the USA preorder incentive are HERE.

26 comments:

  1. I love Laini Taylor! Her writing has this lyrical story-like fantasy quality to it-it's just beautiful! I used to watch this cartoon on Cartoon Network and the deer (I think) was called Lazlo lol :P Definitely putting this on my TBR thanks for sharing :P!!!
    Kariny @kariny's boox frenzy

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    1. Right?! Her books are amazing, her writing is amazing. I hope you enjoy this book, Kariny!

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  2. I can't wait to read this one! Great swoon paragraph!!

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  3. I never got this far into the book so this was interesting to read :) Thank you for sharing!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. Awww! The second half of the book was better than the first half. You're welcome, Brittany!

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  4. Definitely swoon worthy...I do want to get my hands on this book.

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    1. I hope you get the chance, Carole! It's a must-read. :D

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  5. Ooh beautiful. I need this book!!!

    -Lauren

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    1. Agreed! I hope you get the chance to read it!

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  6. So envious you are reading this already! I really want to check it out. And that is definitely one swoony snippet :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. YAY! I hope you like it, Mogsy! The book is a slow-burn one, but so good.

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  7. Omg Alyssa this is soo beautiful! ugh I cannot wait for this book. You are torturing us, aren't you?? XD
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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    1. Awww! I live to torture. ;) Or perhaps the author does!

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  8. Okay I knew that I wanted to read this one but that swoon really sealed the deal for me. I definitely need to get this one!

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    1. YAAASSS! I hope you enjoy it! It was excellent, and so worth the wait. :D

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  9. Ooh nice teaser! I can't believe I still haven't read anything by Laini Taylor! /hangs head in shame.

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  10. So excited to read this one! Thank goodness it's coming out soon!
    Megan @ http://wanderingsofabookbird.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Seriously though! Less than a week to go!

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  11. Eee, I just want to read this book right now. <3 Sigh. Thank you for sharing this swoon Alyssa :D

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    1. I hope you love it, Carina! It is totally worth the wait. ^_^

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  12. Ohh wow what a very beautiful swoon scene, and I really do love Laini Taylor writing style. I must check out her books and see if I like them or not. Thank you so much for your awesome post my friend.

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    1. She has such beautiful writing! You should try this book, or the Smoke & Bone trilogy. You're welcome!

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