-Inspirational Literary Quotes-

I started a list of inspiring book quotes on candace reads books, and fellow readers added theirs as well. Here they are! Enjoy!

Quotes that inspire me:
  1. “How do you rid the Earth of humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.” – The 5th Wave
  2. “I suppose my self-pity is absurd.” “If it grieves you, then I don’t think it is absurd at all”. – A Court of Thorns and Roses
  3. “We now play a permanent game of I-am-crazier-and-scarier-than-you, And in that game, my mother is our secret weapon.” -Angelfall
  4. “Teenagers. Everything is so apocalyptic.” – Beautiful Creatures
  5. “I pride myself on being exhausting. That’s how I get people to leave me alone.” -Barely Breathing
  6. “Yes. I like to enjoy a false sense of elation before my heart is ripped out. Keeps me humble” -Barely Breathing
  7. “Let the anger and betrayal boil over and you’ll feel stronger. You’ll be stronger.” -Deep Down
  8. “Because I wasn’t this selfless. I was just one girl with no other options, no other card up my sleeve.” -Every Last Breath
  9. “I wanted to hide from that gaze and everything it dredged up, but I picked up my lady balls and held them close.” -Every Last Breath
  10. “Because I wasn’t this selfless. I was just one girl with no other options, no other card up my sleeve.”
  11. “I wanted to hide from that gaze and everything it dredged up, but I picked up my lady balls and held them close.” -If I Stay
  12. “You are the shuckiest shuck faced shuck in the world!” -The Maze Runner
  13. “And you’ve given me caviar dreams with no way to pay for them.” -The Tattered Gloves
  14. “They say it’s good to let your grudges go, but I don’t know, I’m quite fond of my grudge. I tend it like a little pet.” -Big Little Lies

a few of my favorite Quotes posted by fellow readers!

  1. Melissa Briggs “But wasn’t that what every girl dreamed? That she’d wake and find herself a princess? Or blessed with magical powers and a grand destiny? Maybe there were people who lived those lives. Maybe this girl was one of them. But what about the rest of us? What about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. We learn to wring magic from the ordinary. That was how you survived when you weren’t chosen, when there was no royal blood in your veins. When the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway.”
    Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo
  2. Ma’ayan R. Levy Nahum I crossed a thousand leagues to come to you, and lost the best part of me along the way. Don’t tell me to leave.
    George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
  3. Ma’ayan R. Levy Nahum … a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
  4. Ma’ayan R. Levy Nahum Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)


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-The Bird and The Blade-

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A fairly unique genre: YA Romance, Fantasy, AND **Historical Fiction**

What’s It All About?

A sweeping and tragic debut novel perfect for fans of The Wrath and the Dawn and Megan Whalen Turner.

The Bird and the Blade is a lush, powerful story of life and death, battles and riddles, lies and secrets from author Megan Bannen.

Enslaved in Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything: her home, her family, her freedom . . . until the kingdom is conquered by enemy forces and she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father across the vast Mongol Empire.

On the run, with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead, Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home, a plan that becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into an impossible love.

Jinghua’s already dicey prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht, the daughter of the Great Khan. As beautiful as she is cunning, Turandokht requires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand—and if they fail, they die.

Jinghua has kept her own counsel well, but with Khalaf’s kingdom—and his very life—on the line, she must reconcile the hard truth of her past with her love for a boy who has no idea what she’s capable of . . . even if it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart.

Hardcover is currently on sale! https://amzn.to/2J2Gh0r

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-Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett-

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I’ve come to the conclusion that if a book has a pretty tree on the cover, it’s going to be a stunningly beautiful and adventurous ride .

What’s It All About?

They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king of Rime.

Cast out of the nobility, Kate now works for the royal courier service. Only the most skilled ride for the Relay and only the fastest survive, for when night falls, the drakes—deadly flightless dragons—come out to hunt. Fortunately, Kate has a secret edge: She is a wilder, born with forbidden magic that allows her to influence the minds of animals.

And it’s this magic that leads her to a caravan massacred by drakes in broad daylight—the only survivor Corwin Tormaine, the son of the king. Her first love, the boy she swore to forget after he condemned her father to death.

With their paths once more entangled, Kate and Corwin must put the past behind them to face this new threat and an even darker menace stirring in the kingdom.

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-WTF is Horrorstor

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An IKEA horror novel . Seriously though, it’s a real book.

What’s It All About?

A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk’s labyrinthine showroom.

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.

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-Internment By Samira Amhed-

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A little YA Dystopian for the weekend, with a BIG message .

What’s It All About?

Rebellions are built on hope.

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.

With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.

Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.


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-Back To The Grind!-


Yo! It’s been like three months since we’ve updated here, while taking off time for the most life-changing summer ever. But it’s back to the grind, and the home page is about to explode with dozens of new books, reviews, news, and fandom inspired things! 

Mostly every visitor who comes here is directed from Facebook; so don’t forget that we update over there EVERY SINGLE DAY! Follow us here: Candace Reads Books

Side Note: See this awesome picture above? It was a bucket list item to climb this very specific mountain in Scotland. And I did it! This picture, though, was also masking my intense panic attack due to being in the fucking sky and having hurricane force winds blow us around. I contemplated laying down and calling for a helicopter. No joke. 

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-The Hunger Games Prequel is COMING! on May 19th, 2020-

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What will The Hunger Games Prequel be about? 

Suzanne Collins Says: “With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days — as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet — provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”

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-Horror Novels By Danielle Vega-

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Survive The Night 

What’s It All About?

Just back from rehab, Casey regrets letting her friends Shana, Julie, and Aya talk her into coming to Survive the Night, an all-night, underground rave in a New York City subway tunnel. Surrounded by frightening drugs and menacing strangers, Casey doesn’t think Survive the Night could get any worse…

…until she comes across Julie’s mutilated body in a dank, black subway tunnel, red-eyed rats nibbling at her fingers. Casey thought she was just off with some guy—no one could hear her getting torn apart over the sound of pulsing music. And by the time they get back to the party, everyone is gone.

Desperate for help, Casey and her friends find themselves running through the putrid subway tunnels, searching for a way out. But every manhole is sealed shut, and every noise echoes eerily in the dark, reminding them they’re not alone.

They’re being hunted.

Trapped underground with someone—or some thing—out to get them, Casey can’t help but listen to Aya’s terrified refrain: “We’re all gonna die down here.”


No photo description available.The Merciless

“The Merciless is chilling…think ‘Mean Girls’ meets ‘The Exorcist.'”—MTV.com

“Pretty Little Liars fans, get a sneak peek at your new favorite book The Merciless…a nail biting thriller.”—Seventeen Magazine

What’s It All About?

Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.

Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.

Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls…unless she wants to be next.

By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us?


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What’s It All About?

From Danielle Vega, YA’s answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.

Clean slate. That’s what Hendricks Becker-O’Malley’s parents said when they moved their family to the tiny town of Drearfield, New York. Hendricks wants to lay low and forget her dark, traumatic past. Forget him. But things don’t go as planned.

Hendricks learns from new friends at school that Steele House–the fixer upper her parents are so excited about–is notorious in town. Local legend says it’s haunted. But Hendricks isn’t sure if it’s the demons of her past haunting her …or of the present. Voices whisper in her ear as she lays in bed. Doors lock on their own. And, then, one night, things take a violent turn.

With help from the mysterious boy next door, Hendricks makes it her mission to take down the ghosts . . . if they don’t take her first.


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-Children’s Book Explaining Pulse Shooting: My Tio’s Pulse By Keith Newhouse-

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Three years ago, the Pulse shooting occurred in Orlando, Florida. 49 lives were lost. And the survivors are still suffering.

🧡All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Orlando United Assistance Center. ♥️🧡

What’s It All About?

Why are you crying, Tio Luis?

When Angel learned how to take his pulse in gym class, he never imagined the effect that his newfound knowledge would have on his Uncle Luis…or the conversations that it would start.

Using expert language from Psychotherapist Kenny Tello, who worked directly with children affected by Pulse and featuring illustrations by over 20 passionate artists, My Tio’s Pulse explains what happened at Pulse on June 12, 2016 in a clear and simple way that will give children the tools to talk about difficult topics and empower them to feel safe.


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