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42 pages, Kindle Edition
First published February 27, 2018
“She loved him the best when he was very sad or very serious or very happy. ”
“…and something about when Ronan made him laugh so hard that he couldn’t stop made her love him so hard that she felt sad because one day he would get old and die because that was what things with animalness did.”
“She had to content herself with stolen glimpses through cracked doors, slender one-inch views of duvet and sheets piled like thunderheads, Adam and sometimes Ronan pillowed among them.”
“There were no rules in dreams so you could try anything.”
‘she loved him the best when he was very sad or very serious or very happy. something about his voice breaking filled her with feeling, and something about the vacancy of his expression when he was thinking hard felt like she was looking at a dream with nothing bad in it, and something about when ronan made him laugh so hard that he couldnt stop made her love him so hard that she felt sad because one day he would get old and die because that was what things with animalness did.’
The war is over, the battles are all won... but what now?
Sometimes bad ideas were so bad they looped right around until they became good ideas.
Hiding objects from other people counted as stealing, unless the objects were presents, which you hid but then laughed about later.She has decided to just live life in the presence...and learn as much as she can in the process.
She could hear that the long barn was full of dreamstuff, and she was afraid of it.And she quickly realizes that the sinister-stuff is coming soon.
But instead, Ronan pressed his face against Adam’s neck and Adam quietly put his head on top of Ronan’s head and they did not move for a long time.I loved getting the world through Opal's slightly wild and zany perspective.
Dead things were not to be eaten on the porch, which was a hard rule, because living things were also not to be eaten on the porch.She just kills me.
#1 The Raven Boys ★★★★★
#2 The Dream Thieves ★★★★★
#3 Blue Lily, Lily Blue ★★★★★
#4 The Raven King ★★★★★
#4.5 Opal ★★★★★
"It won't be what you imagined, but it'll be just as good."
"Can you just--shit."
"God won't get me a towel."
“Sometimes bad ideas were so bad they looped right around until they became good ideas.”
“Opal often got full days of him, only having to share with Chainsaw, who Opal resented hugely and sometimes daydreamed of eating”yes😂. Everyone wants Ronan.
"He had always been dying in his dreams, or getting small pieces cut off him, or being pitted against faceless gunmen. Nuclear bombs exploded in his hands and fish broke through windows to ruin sofas and myriad bodies showed up in myriad driveways. Not all of his dreams were terrible, but that made them collectively worse, not better."
"“Damn you.” That was a swear that Opal was also not supposed to say (but sometimes did, over and over again, to the sleeping cows, at a whisper, to see if the shock would wake them)."
Adam did not live at the barns, much to Opal's disappointment.
He seemed to regard this as his primary job, to dream of not sucking.
She'd been so afraid of the absolute worst that she'd missed the absolute best.