I have a very overactive imagination. I think this is why I get so lost in a good book. It plays out like a movie in my head. I can see everything happening, the characters have voices and facial expressions. I've cried reading many books. While I'm reading the characters are real to me, I feel what's happening to them. I probably sound like a crazy person but I'm sure some of you can relate.
I recently finished the last book in the Infernal Devices series - Clockwork Princess. And oh boy all the feelings. I couldn't have asked for a better ending to a series. I was blown away with how well the last book panned out. I actually think it's the best book in the series which is rare. I've been telling anyone I know who likes YA novels to read this series.
A few of my favorite quotes:
"By the Angel, it just crushed Sophocles," noted Will as the worm vanished behind a large structure shaped like a Greek temple. "Has no one respect for the classics these days?"
"Will, and I have already been up all night copying down the relevant parts. Much of it was-"
"Gibberish?" Jem suggested.
"Pornographic?" said Will at the same time.
"Could be both," said Will. "Haven't you ever heard of pornographic gibberish before?"
Jem grinned, and Charlotte put her face in her hands.
Suffice it to say, the money outlaid upon hats rivals the annual income of a large estate or a small country. We fail to see why one small woman needs so many hats. She is unlikely to be concealing additional heads upon her person.
"The world is a wheel," he said. "When we rise or fall, we do it together."
He played of love and loss and years of silence, words unsaid and vows unspoken, and all the spaces between his heart and theirs; and when he was done he'd set the violin back in its box....