Thursday, February 1, 2018

Swoon Thursday (#262): By a Charm & a Curse by Jaime Questell

- 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 By a Charm & a Curse by Jaime Questell!

He moves across the small space that separates us and kisses me.

His mouth is soft and insistent, and one hand reaches up to cradle my cheek. He's not just warm, he's a fire, and I want to bask in his glow. My eyes flutter closed, and for a brief second, everything is okay because I am with him. When he pulls away, the heat of him lingers. The night is alive with colors that hadn't been there seconds before. A thready pulse of life throbs in the center of my chest, my hands and arms trembling with it.

"Kiss me when you get down there, Emma," he says, [ ]

- eARC, page 221

I adored this debut novel! Entangled Teen has put out some great standalone novels recently, and this is their latest one. If you like fantasy novels with a carnival setting, give this one a shot!


  1. I have to agree, the last few I've read from Entangled I've really enjoyed. I can't WAIT to read this one!! :D Whoooo, that is a swoony-worthy scene right there. ♥

  2. This one sounds excellent. I love a good standalone novel. Great pick!

  3. By a Charm and a Curse is everything I wanted from Caraval and didn't get. LOVED IT.

  4. Oh my... this sentence made me melt: and for a brief second, everything is okay because I am with him.


  5. Aw, cute!! I'm so glad to hear you liked this one.


  6. Dang! That's some fine swoon right there. :)

  7. Yay for cute swoon :D Thank you for sharing Alyssa. <3

  8. I love the way he cups her cheek. Another nice swoon!


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