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Alina Starkov Quotes

12 of the best book quotes from Alina Starkov
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“It was time to let go. That day on the Shadow Fold, Mal had saved my life, and I had saved his. Maybe that was meant to be the end of us.”
Leigh Bardugo
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Shadow and Bone
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Malyen Oretsev
Alina Starkov
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saving a life
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“He didn’t laugh as easily as he once had. But when he did, some of that grim coolness lifted from him and he seemed a bit more like the Mal I used to know. It gave me hope that he might not be lost forever.”
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“Alina, if I tell you that I still believe we can find the stag, would you think I’m mad?” “Why would you care what I think?” He looked genuinely baffled. “I don’t know,” he said. “But I do.” And then he kissed me.
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“l pressed my forehead to Mal’s and heard him whisper, “I’ll meet you in the meadow.”
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“I wanted to believe that Mal and I would always be friends, but I had to face the fact that we were on different paths”
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“I drew back, startled. “You don’t want to be doing this.” “This is the only thing I want to be doing,” he growled, and I could hear the bitterness and desire all tangled up in his voice. ”
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“After a moment, I realized I was just gawking at myself in the mirror and had to smile. For a girl who hated looking at herself, I was at risk of becoming vain”
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“Zoya was awful, but she was also right. I didn’t belong in this beautiful world, and if I didn’t find a way to use my power, I never would”
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“I hope you don’t expect fairness from me, Alina. It isn’t one of my specialties.”
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″‘There is something more powerful than any army. Something strong enough to topple kings, and even Darklings. Do you know what that thing is?‘.... ‘Faith,’ he breathed, his black eyes wild. “Faith’”
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“I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina,” he said. “You and I are going to change the world.”
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“The stag had been showing me my strength--not just the price of mercy but the power it bestowed. And mercy was something the Darkling would never understand. I had spared the stag’s life. The power of that life belonged to me as surely as it belonged to the man who had taken it.”

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