Exquisite Quotes from SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE

Speak Easy, Speak Love is easily one of my favorite books that I’ve read this year. It brilliantly captures all the pizzaz and whimsy of the jazz age. With it’s charming love stories and captivating characters, I was utterly enchanted by this story.

It was the witty and incredibly entertaining dialogue that had me absolutely enthralled with this story though. I wrote down 34 quotes that I absolutely loved while reading this book, and I wanted to share just a few with you guys, so you can see exactly why you need to pre-order this book!

About the Book

30640834Title: Speak Easy, Speak Love

Author: McKelle George

Pub. Date: September 19, 2017

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Pages: 368


Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.

Hilariously clever and utterly charming, McKelle George’s debut novel is full of intrigue and 1920s charm. For fans of Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Anna Godbersen.


Favorite Quotes!







Pre-Order Information

Those quotes are pretty phenomenal, right?! Well, if you still need some convincing as to why you must pre-order this book, check out all these beautiful goodies you can receive by pre-ordering prior to September 16th!

On top of this amazing swag pack, you will also be entered to win some other fabulous prizes. Click here for details!


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About McKelle

From Mckelle’s Website


McKelle George is a reader, editor, perpetual doodler, and associate librarian at the best library in the world. She mentors with Salt Lake Teen Writes and plays judge for the Poetry Out Loud teen competitions (but has no poetic talent herself). Her debut young adult novel Speak Easy, Speak Love comes out from Greenwillow/HarperCollins in 2017, and she currently lives in Salt Lake City with an enormous white german shepherd and way, way too many books.

Have you added this book to your TBR list yet? What are some of the most quotable books you’ve read? What are your favorite novels set in the 1920s?

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12 thoughts on “Exquisite Quotes from SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE

  1. bookprincessreviews says:

    *swoons so hard with those quotes* I NEED THIS SO MUCH AND ASAP. THOSE SOUND AMAZING. Also, I had no clue about the preorder goodies. So going to have to submit my receipts. OMG. Wonderful post! <3

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Aren’t they wonderful?! I loved this book so much! This is definitely one that you will love, Mandy! So many swoons, a phenomenal squad, and it’s just so much fun! I can’t wait for you to read it! Thank you! 🙂

  2. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    !!! There are so many amazing quotes here! I love highlighting quotes as I read (in my Kindle, not a paper book!), and I am known for overwhelming my Notes pages as well. It sounds like this might follow the same path. I can’t wait to read this– and now I’ll obviously pre-order since you pointed out the swag! Thanks for the heads up, Krysti!

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      This one was definitely like that for me. I was using my notes app on my phone (which was a pain, and I’ll definitely be figuring out a better way in the future) but it is so full of quotes from this book. I loved it! I think this is one that you would really enjoy a lot.

  3. Amber says:

    I’m really looking forward to this book, and the quotes are so wonderful, you’re making me even more excited. :). Glad you enjoyed it!!!!

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      They are great quotes! I enjoyed this book so much and had the hardest time choosing between all the amazing quotes in it. Hope you enjoy it!!!

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Thank you so much! These are just a small sampling of the phenomenal quotes in this book, so I definitely think you’d like it!

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