Thursday, August 16, 2012

Swoon Thursday ~ 8/16/12

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.  Here's how it works.

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.

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This week's swoon comes from Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Yeah, this book was my teaser this week too.  May have liked it.

And then we're kissing. Or at least, I think we're kissing-- I've only seen it done a couple of times, quick closed-mouth pecks at weddings or on formal occasions. But this isn't like anything I've ever seen, or imagined, or even dreamed: This is like music or dancing but better than both. His mouth is slightly open so I open mine, too. His lips are soft, the same soft pressure as the quietly insistent voice in my head that keeps saying yes.

The warmth is only growing inside of me, waves of light swelling and breaking and making me feel like I'm floating. His fingers lace my hair, cup my neck and the back of my head, skim over my shoulders, and without thinking about it or meaning to, my hands find his chest, moving over the heat of his skin, the bones of his shoulder blades like wing tips, the curve of his jaw, just stubbled with hair -- all of it strange and unfamiliar and gloriously, deliciously new. My heart is drumming in my chest so hard it aches, but it's the good kind of ache, like the felling you get on the first day of real autumn, when the air is crisp and the leaves are all flaring at the edges and the wind smells just vaguely of smoke--like the end and the beginning of something all at once. Under my hand I swear I can feel his heart beating out a response, an immediate echo of mine, as though our bodies are speaking to each other. (Page 231-232)
So if you were like me and put this series off, might want to re-think that. What ya think of my swoon this week? Do you have one for me? Leave me a comment.


  1. Ohh I love this book so much!! Great pick for your swoon!!

  2. Great swoon, Val. I really need to give this series a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is a good one!SO have to read Pandemonium soon. My swoon this week is from Lengths by Stephanie Campbell and Liz Reinhardt.

  4. Kisses!! I love kisses :)
    That was a great swoon!

    My Swoon

    Magen Corrie

  5. I loved that scene in Delirium, great choice for a Swoon!

    My Swoon is from Into the Deep

  6. Thats a great swoon Val!! 2 good snippets this week!! Thanx for sharing!!

    Here's My Swoon!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  7. Ummm....SWOON. I need to read this one soon!

  8. I love this book! I just haven't read the sequel yet :( Thanks Valerie for the great swoon! :)

  9. I loved this book so much and Alex is just wonderful. Great swoon!

  10. Wow! And I was like you and have put off reading this series. Definitely going to take your advice and wait no longer.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  11. That's a great swoon! I've been wanting to read this book for so long! I just may have to go out and buy it now ;)
    Thanks for checking out my swoon! =)