Aurelien’s favorite quotes from “Magic for Liars” by Sarah Gailey

Non-spoilery, as always!

As Mrs. Webb’s voice finally began to crack with the strain of screaming, the books in the middle of the Theoretical Magic section of the library at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages began to whisper once more.

Across the bay, San Francisco bled money like an unzipped artery.

I tried not to feel temporary. Just for a few seconds. But trying not to feel something isn’t the same as not feeling it, and I knew it was just a matter of time before I was alone again. That’s how life goes. People don’t stick.

The lie was as obvious as if it were a tarantula perched astride his wide, thin-lipped mouth.

This time was going to be different. This time was going to be better. This time, I was going to be enough.

I pushed my shoulders back as I walked to the table and tried to look like I hadn’t just been giving myself a pep talk in a bathroom that had phone numbers written on the walls.

It is a testament to my unparalleled self-control that I nodded politely at this, rather than telling him to sew himself into a burlap sack so I could throw him into the ocean.

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