Quote of the Week 5/24/22

I’m back with the quote of the week! I’ve got another book quote for you guys, and this is from a book that honestly changed my life, I kid you not. I’m a big fan of Greek mythology, and I also enjoy Historical Fiction, especially when it comes to the World Wars. So then I find this book that COMBINES those too? Yes, please! Let’s look at the quote…

“You may ask me, as others have done before, whether it was kindness or cruelty to allow them to meet, so soon before his departure, with so little time to discover each other. Whether the pangs of loss do not invalidate the bliss of love. Especially where war is concerned, and Death runs rampant with his bloody scythe. You may say it was wicked of me to allow James to find Hazel, and Hazel, James, if three days were all they would have. I don’t call it cruelty. I do not apologize.” – Aphrodite (Lovely War by Julie Berry)

Lovey War is one of the most beautiful, tragic, heartbreaking books I’ve ever read in my entire life. it follows two love stories, told by the goddess of love, Aphrodite, and the stories take place during World War I. Obviously, tragedy is bound to happen. I am being completely honest when I say I cried the whole way through, haha! Then I made my sister read it and she cried the whole way through, too (I’m so very kind, haha!). I still remember reading this part and wondering what I got myself into! If you have not read this book, please do yourself a favor and read it RIGHT NOW. Julie Berry knows her stuff, and boy can she WRITE.

What do you think about this quote? Have you read Lovely War before? Let me know in the comments below! As always, God bless y’all and have a wonderful week!

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