Always. ~ Severus Snape, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Someone asked me recently what my favorite book quote is and while I do have quotes that I love this one is my all time favorite. One simple word that conveys so much emotion.
Severus Snape is by far my favorite character ever, and Alan Rickman plays him to perfection on screen (but that’s another post for another time). I have to say I see this word more and more in books and it ALWAYS makes me swoon. In the quote above Snape is responding to Dumbledore about his love for Lily Potter. He never stopped loving her. After all that time.He loved her so much he devoted his life to protecting her son.
If you have not read Harry Potter… what the hell are you waiting for?!
I loved this book.
Jessica Park’s ability to write interesting and deep characters is one that I’ve been finding hard to come by lately. Especially in the contemporary genre. Many authors now get stuck in overly descriptive, explicit sex scenes with no substance to their characters.
Blythe was not just a one dimensional college girl with an obsession over a guy. Her pain, guilt, and hurt were easily felt and it made me connect with her almost instantly. Sabin was a lovable teddy bear of a first friend and the entire Shepard crew grabbed me from their entrance to the story. I could easily see what they all went through as something totally realistic and tragic and Christopher was right up at the top of the list of guys who think they aren’t deserving of love but who are deserving of it the most.
I was slightly bothered by the swearing and the sex scenes were explicit but also real and in the end I didn’t mind reading them. The story was so much more than sex.
4 stars Ms. Park, well done!
**This review also appears on my Goodreads.