Hi everyone! In anticipation of Marie Rutkoski's final book The Winner's Kiss, the lovely folks over at Fierce Reads have put together this awesome Blog Tour which allows various book bloggers to talk about their favourite literary kisses! I'm so excited to be apart of this because I really enjoy this series and I can't wait for the third book's release!
Onto the questions!
What book is your favorite literary kiss in? I'm going to mention a recently read book because I can't really choose a "favorite" overall.. :P So, please brace yourself for spoilers since my favorite kiss comes from V.E. Schwab's A Gathering of Shadows (#2 in the Shades of Magic series)
"Kell's free hand drifted up her bare arm to the nape of her neck. He tipped his head and rested his forehead against hers. 'You could just...' he whispered, 'stay.''Or you could go...' she countered, 'with me.'The words were a breath of fog against his lips, and Kell found himself leaning in to her warmth, her words. 'Lila,' he said, the name aching in his chest. He wanted to kiss her. But she kissed him first. The last time--the only time--it had been nothing but a ghost of lips against his, there and gone, so little to it, a kiss stolen for luck. This was different.They crashed into each other as if propelled by gravity, and he didn't know which of them was the object and which the earth, only that they were colliding. [....] He kissed her until the fire burned up the panic and the anger and the weight in his chest, until he could breathe again, and until they were both breathless.And when they broke free, he could feel her smile on his lips." (Schwab, A Gathering of Shadows, 454-455).
Who is kissing? Kell and Lila
Why is it your favorite? It is my favorite kiss because they kind of just reunited after being apart and thinking about each other and I just love the build up to this scene as well.
Bonus Question: what kiss do you hope will occur in Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Kiss? Obviously Kestrel and Arin! I can't wait for them to reunite and just be together. I want it to signify that they are finally together, with nothing standing in their way.
The Winner's Kiss hits shelves March 29, 2016!
If you haven't started this series yet, what are you waiting for!!
You have plenty of time to read the first two novels ;)
Also, check out the other Blog Tour Stops and read other blogger's favorite literary kisses: here!
Disclaimer: I was offered an opportunity to join this Blog Tour by Raincoast Books and FSG. All opinions are my own.