Mastiff by Tamora Pierce
Rosto looked down. "I know you're a cat, but you don't have to be cruel," he said. "It's easy if you're a god, I suppose. You don't ever lose people."
This one surprised me by how very poignantly it began. I suppose I shouldn't have been that surprised, considering it says right in the very beginning of the summary that her fiance has just passed away, but I think some part of me was still expecting the Beka of the last two books, right off the bat. The hard, determined Beka that almost nothing could touch. It's both amazing and disorienting to see her like this; not a mess, because of certain reasons, but not her usual self. I'm interested to see how she's changed after three years.
I picked this quote because it just sort of stuck with me. I wish I could include Pounce's reply, which is equally amazing, but it's rather long.
What're you reading this Tuesday? Leave a link in the comments and I'll check it out!