QUEEN OF NOTHING BY HOLLY BLACK
"You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself strong."
"Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe."
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN
May 08, 2019
“We never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn’t matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It’s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.”
The story is about 16 years Aza Holmes, who’s pursuing the mystery of a billionaire disappearance with her best friend Daisy. The billionaire happens to be the father of her childhood crush; Davis Pickett. Aza is truly struggling with her mental illness – OCD and anxiety – and she’s trying. She’s trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good girlfriend and even a good detective. Doing all that while living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.