The Magicians by Lev Grossman
He wondered, theoretically, which of them had it worse. Alice’s parents were toxic monsters, but at least you could see it. His own parents were more like vampires or werewolves – they passed for human. He could rave about their atrocities all he wanted, he knew the villagers would never believe him till it was too late.
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
When Beth, limp with exhaustion, took Vincent and Kerry home at two a.m., the men and Tree were still talking, pounding the table, making fresh coffee and pouring shots of anisette. In the car, Rosie said, “There is no fool like an old fool.” But she was smiling.
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I’m in a hotel, experiencing every mother’s worst nightmare, hoping beyond hope that my three-year-old son, Ben, will be found, unhurt. (The Deep End of the Ocean)
I’m also still at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. I have somehow just given a horrible creature an opening to enter our world, and as a result, a fellow student is dead. (The Magicians)
And I finally told Morelli that I love him. Trouble is, I love Ranger, too. (Twelve Sharp, Janet Evanovich – on audio)
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