Min smakbit kommer från del två av tre i Curse Workers-serien av Holly Black, Red Glove. Läs mer om den här boken HÄR! Fantasy och YA.
Böckerna finns på svenska och kalls då, som serie "Berörarna". Böckerna heter: Den Vita Katten, Den röda Handsken och Det Svarta Hjärtat.
Lite för-information: Cassel Sharpe trodde att han var en vanlig kille, tills han upptäckte att hans bröder manipulerat hans minnen. Nu vet han sanningen han är den mäktigaste beröraren av alla. En beröring av Cassels hand kan transformera vad som helst eller vem som helst till något annat.
“Sam frowns at me, suddenly serious. "You know, I thought - for most of the first year we lived together - that you were going to kill me."
That makes me nearly spit out beer, I laugh so hard.
"No, look - living with you, it's like knowing there's a loaded gun on the other side of the room. You're like this leopard who's pretending to be a house cat."
That only makes me laugh harder.
"Shut up," he says. "You might do normal stuff, but a leopard can drink milk or fall off things like a house cat. It's obvious you're not--not like the rest of us. I'll look over at you, and you'll be flexing your claws, or I don't know, eating a freshly killed antelope."
"Oh," I say. It's a ridiculous metaphor, but the hilarity has gone out of me. I thought I did a good job of fitting in - maybe not perfect, but not as bad as Sam makes it sound.
"It's like Audrey," he says, stabbing the air with a finger clearly well on his way to inebriated and full of determination to make me understand his theory. "You acted like she went out with you because you did this good job of being a nice guy."
"I am a nice guy."
I try to be.
Sam snorts. "She liked you because you scared her. And then you scared her too much.”