Thursday, September 1, 2016

Swoon Thursday (#188): Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley

- 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 Aerie by Maria Dahvana Headley!

"Why do you look like that?" she asks me.

"Because I'm in love with you, stupid.," I tell her.

She runs a hand down my side and kisses me again. After a moment, I kiss her back. I try to live in that for the moment. It turns out, I can.

"I'm in love with you stupid too." she says. 

I roll over and feel her underneath me, her hip bones and ribs and elbows. I can smell the smoke from the ampersand star I gave her, and I can see her face in the light of the Magonion star she's sung into being.

I kiss this girl who is mine because of some miracle.

- eARC, 8%

I thought Magonia was okay, but so far, I'm liking Aerie a lot!


  1. Ooooh, that is one nice swoon indeed! I need to finish my Sept ARCs before I read Aerie but I hope to do so soon!

  2. I actually have a copy of this book and your teaser is making me want to pick it up straight away even though I have so many other ARCS to get through! :( Thanks for sharing this with us Alyssa! :)

    1. Oooo, well maybe you can throw out your review pile, eh? ;) I hope you enjoy it, Jasprit. =)

  3. I haven’t read the first one, and I'm sad to hear that it wasn’t too amazing, but I’m glad you’re liking the second one more! Thanks for the teaser :D

  4. Oo nice swoon!! I definitely need to read the first one. I'm glad you're enjoying this one more. :D

  5. I haven't read Magonia but I really like that swoon :)

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  6. Aw, lovely swoon :) Yay for good swoon so early on in the book, haha :D Unsure about the writing.. but curious about the books even so :)

    1. The books were strange! Not amazing, but intriguing for sure. Let me know if you ever try them!


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