A Queen whose machinations shape the fate of a powerful empire. Another, a Princess whose words would change the history of that empire forever. That woman whose grace, prowess, intelligence and beauty made the prospective Emperor bow before her. Yet another, a fierce warrior. A Goddess of unparalleled skill, chosen for the most elite of missions. One woman who is driven by duty and family, the very family that goes on to betray her. Another, driven by love. A Queen she remains, even in captivity. Living without lament for the loss of her love, his life most cruelly snatched away well before his time. The other is driven by duty and sacrifice, inspiring the Saviour to take up arms and thus, changing the trajectory of his destiny forever. Setting in motion, a chain of events that inexplicably intertwined the tales of all three women as they powerfully come together to defeat The Man.
Recently, I read the book – The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. I know, I know. I am late to the party. But as Hazel Grace says “I take a lot of pride in not knowing what’s cool”. Below are some of my favourite lines from the book.
- Pain demands to be felt.
- Love is keeping the promise anyway.
- I take quite a lot of pride in not knowing what’s cool.
- You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.
- You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.
- Contemporaneity specializes in the kind of battles where no one loses anything of any value, except arguably their lives.
- And in freedom, most people find sin.
- The Sun was a toddler insistently refusing to go to bed.
- One closed door away from the answers I’d dreamed of ever since I read that last unfinished page.
For who so firm, that cannot be seduced? Shakespeare was right. I have been thoroughly seduced, enthralled and enamoured by this book, John Green and his lazy eloquence, his word play, the inexplicable coolness of Hazel Grace, the complexity of Augustus Waters, and the love story that binds them together. A love that lives with them, and as she states… dies with them.