Also published as: 'High Stakes'.
Ghosts ruin everything. Especially your love life.
Everything is going great for Suze. Her new life in California is a whirlwind of parties and excellent hair days. Tad Beaumont, the hottest boy in town, has even asked Suze out on her very first... read more
“Now that, was your finest performance yet. You seemed caring yet disgusted.”Jesse de Silva
“Okay. This has gotten a little too Stephen King for me. I gotta get back to class or Mr. Walden's going to think I'm AWOL. But if I get a note from you later saying I'm gonna have to stake this guy in the heart, all bets are off. Tad Beaumont will totally not ask me to the prom if I killed his dad.”Susannah "Suze" Simon
“If kisses were what you were looking for, little fool, why didn't you come to me?”Jesse de Silva
“A society that valued its members solely for their outward appearance was a society destined for destruction.”"Doc" via Susannah "Suze" Simon
“I may have been dead for the past hundred and fifty years, Susannah," Jesse said, "but that doesn't mean I don't know how people say good night. And generally, when people say good night,they keep their tongues to themselves.”
“This is not to say that I wasn't completely repulsed. I mean, I wasn't exactly proud that my stepbrother was in there tongue wrestling with the second stupidest person in our class, after himself.”
“You can't kill your own nephew." My voice cracked. I was truly feeling...well, horrified. "I mean, I can't imagine something like that is going to make you too popular at Grandma's around the holidays.”Suze Simon
And I’m sure that in Poland, or somewhere, it is considered cool to drive a Porsche and wear necklaces and black silk, but at least back in Brooklyn if you did those things you were either a drug dealer or from New Jersey.Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
But Tad’s father was clearly a couple of fries short of a Happy Meal.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
“If kisses were what you were looking for, little fool, why didn’t you come to me?”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
I swear, sometimes I am convinced my life is just a series of sketches for America’s Funniest Home Videos, minus all that pants-dropping business.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
While statistics concerning domestic violence are always difficult to obtain due to low reportage, incidents in which females batter male family members are reported even less, as the victims are almost always too embarrassed to tell members of law enforcement that they have, in fact, been beaten by a woman.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“Golly gee, mister,” I said. “I forgot all about your superpowers.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“Honey, you talk faster than anyone I ever heard in my life. Would you care to repeat all that? Slowly, this time?”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“He just doesn’t know you,” Jesse said. “I will introduce you.” He picked up the cat and pointed him in my direction. “Cat,” he said. “This is Susannah. Susannah, meet the cat.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“I may have been dead for the past hundred and fifty years, Susannah,” Jesse said, “but that doesn’t mean I don’t know how people say good night. And generally, when people say good night, they keep their tongues to themselves.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
The Ninth Key, the explanation went. Ninth card in the Tarot, the Hermit guides the souls of the dead past the temptation of illusory fires by the roadside, so that they may go straight to their higher goal.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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