Sep 13, 2012

Swoon Thursday {7}

Swoon Thursday is a  cool (more like HOT) meme the girls over at YA Boundcreated :) Here's how it works: 

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering. 

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know :-)

This week's swoon comes from DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver!  I have yet to write my review for Delirium and a few other novels, but I'm hoping I'll be able to catch up this week (so stay tuned)! Here's your swoon:

Alex finishes reading. When I open my eyes, he's staring at me.

"What?" I ask. The intensity of his gaze nearly knocks the breath out of me- as though he's staring straight into me.

He doesn't answer me directly. He flips forward a few pages in the book, but he doesn't glance down at it. He keeps his eyes on me the whole time. "You want to hear a different one?" He doesn't wait for me to answer before beginning to recite, "'How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.'"

There's that word again: love. My heart stops when he says it, then shutters into a frantic rhythm.

"'I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach...'"

I know he's only speaking someone else's words, but they seem to come from him anyway. His eyes are dancing with light; in each of them I see a bright point of candlelight reflected.

He takes a step forward and kisses my forehead softly. "'I love thee to the level of every day's most quiet need...'"
It feels as though the floor is swinging-like I'm falling.
"Alex-" I start to say, but the word gets tangled in my throat. 
He kisses each cheekbone- a delicious, skimming kiss, barely gazing my skin. "'I love thee freely...'"

And that's it! I hope you guys enjoyed it! Be sure to leave your Swoon Thursdays in the comments below! See you next Thursday!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3


  1. Definitely enjoyed it. I love when they quote poetry. And the kiss at the end - perfect.
    You can view my swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. I love both Delirium and Alex! He's one of my favorite guys in YA, and oh so swoon worthy!!


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