this is how we burn


bookmad:

day fourteen: favorite time period

mabelrose:

gemma doyle trilogy + southern gothic au (for anna)

“Shall I tell you a story? A new and terrible one? A ghost story? Once upon a time there were four girls…”Spanish moss drips eerily from the towering oaks that surround the Spence Academy for Young Ladies in the heart of the South Carolina low country. The whitewashed Antebellum mansion hides deep scars, but as newcomer Gemma and her unlikely band of friends discover, the shadowy caves beyond the wrought-iron gates and crooked tombstones are full of secrets that, once unearthed, could offer them power beyond their wildest dreams…

mabelrose:

gemma doyle trilogy + southern gothic au (for anna)

“Shall I tell you a story? A new and terrible one? A ghost story? Once upon a time there were four girls…”

Spanish moss drips eerily from the towering oaks that surround the Spence Academy for Young Ladies in the heart of the South Carolina low country. The whitewashed Antebellum mansion hides deep scars, but as newcomer Gemma and her unlikely band of friends discover, the shadowy caves beyond the wrought-iron gates and crooked tombstones are full of secrets that, once unearthed, could offer them power beyond their wildest dreams…



❝Do you ever feel that way?’
‘Lonely?’
I search for the words. ‘Restless. As if you haven’t really met yourself yet. As is you’d passed yourself once in the fog, and your heart leapt - ‘Ah! There I Am! I’ve been missing that piece!’ But it happens too fast, and then that part of you disappears into the fog again. And you spend the rest of your days looking for it.❞
(—— Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing (via feellng))


❝I fear I will always have to chase the things I want. I’ll always have to wonder whether I’m truly wanted or whether I’ve just been settled for.❞
(—— Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty (via sentimientodivino))


❝Does the skin on your neck feel stretched tight, waiting for a kiss you both fear and need?❞
(—— Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty (via 4dele))


saintivashkov:

to each his own magic: for gemma and kartik [LISTEN]

1. Sinners - Lauren Aquilina 2. Gravity - Sara Bareilles 3. Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy 4. Alive - Gabrielle Aplin 5. Holding Out For A Hero - Ella Mae Bowen 6. Untouchable - Taylor Swift 7. Dead Hearts - Stars 8. Something Great - One Direction 9. High Hopes - Kodaline 10. Dead In The Water - Ellie Goulding 11. The Goodbye Song - SMASH Cast

saintivashkov:

to each his own magic: for gemma and kartik [LISTEN]

1. Sinners - Lauren Aquilina 2. Gravity - Sara Bareilles 3. Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy 4. Alive - Gabrielle Aplin 5. Holding Out For A Hero - Ella Mae Bowen 6. Untouchable - Taylor Swift 7. Dead Hearts - Stars 8. Something Great - One Direction 9. High Hopes - Kodaline 10. Dead In The Water - Ellie Goulding 11. The Goodbye Song - SMASH Cast


brickeponine:

gemma doyle trilogy by libba bray

"we are new girls for a new world."

Books meme: Twenty series and books

[1/20] → The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray

 'Blood is thicker than water. That's what they say. But in truth, most things are.'


flourish-and-blotts-books:

"How I’d love to get away from here and be someone else for a while in a place where no one knows or expects certain things from me.” ― Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

flourish-and-blotts-books:

"How I’d love to get away from here and be someone else for a while in a place where no one knows or expects certain things from me.” 
― Libba BrayA Great and Terrible Beauty



issabellelightwoods:

YA LIT MEME:
Nine Quotes » A Great and Terrible Beauty (2/9)

"She walks out to them, an apparition in white and blue velvet, her head held high as they stare in awe at her, the goddess. I don’t know yet what power feels like. But this is surely what it looks like, and I think I’m beginning to understand why those ancient women had to hide in caves. Why our parents and suitors want us to behave properly and predictably. It’s not that they want to protect us; it’s that they fear us."

issabellelightwoods:

YA LIT MEME:

Nine Quotes » A Great and Terrible Beauty (2/9)

"She walks out to them, an apparition in white and blue velvet, her head held high as they stare in awe at her, the goddess. I don’t know yet what power feels like. But this is surely what it looks like, and I think I’m beginning to understand why those ancient women had to hide in caves. Why our parents and suitors want us to behave properly and predictably. It’s not that they want to protect us; it’s that they fear us."