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  • The iridescent bubbles were beautiful.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • She even had wings that looked like they’d been made out of iridescent paper floating behind her.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • And Maxon’s necklace and earrings for her were iridescent, gently rounded, and perfect.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • I adjusted my favorite tiara and smoothed out my iridescent gray dress.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • It’s a weird, jarring effect, as if their heads are engulfed in a spinning, iridescent green fire.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • When the water fell again, it left a wide swath of bizarre, bejeweled seaweed—blue, and green, and, in a certain light, iridescent.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Maybe millions: Cathedral, Mayonnaise, Pomegranate, Mississippi, Neapolitan, Hippopotamus, Silky, Terrifying, Iridescent, Tickle, Sneeze, Wish, Worry.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • I conjured for him electric skies and iridescent seas and evenings full of laughter and silly jokes.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • A large ring of black, iridescent stone glimmered on Cain’s finger—strange that he’d wear it to practice.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • A magpie flew up as she walked in, a flash of black and white and iridescent green, and settled in the branches of a yew tree, watching her.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book

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  • The iridescent painted cat she insisted I buy her is between us on the seat, and I can’t wait to get home because it’s scaring the crap out of me.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Clouds like creamy blobs, iridescent Disneyesque confections, moved serenely toward the ocean, sending dappled patterns of light and shade across our grassy little promontory where Sophie talked about Nathan, and I listened, and the turmoil of traffic on the distant Brooklyn avenues drummed with an intermittent booming sound, very faint, like some harmless, ceremonial cannonade.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The sleek skin was a smooth, deep blue, with a vivid slash of green shining with brilliant iridescence beneath the jaw.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Even the box seats can see the metallic, iridescent liquid dripping from Samson’s mouth.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • I hold it out on my palm and examine its iridescent surface in the sunlight.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Today, Maya had secured her wild dark hair off her face with adorable iridescent pink butterfly clips.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • I sit back on my bed cross-legged and find myself rubbing the smooth iridescent surface of the pearl back and forth against my lips.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • They were black and iridescent green and without number; and in front of Simon, the Lord of the Flies hung on his stick and grinned.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The surprising point to make is that despite this iridescent fear glowing as it did in the dark, they somehow resisted the urge for hysteria.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Women with iridescent feathers on their heads and trailing down their spines.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The door of his face had opened; his skin looked iridescent.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • The flat blade was iridescent red and shimmered in the firelight.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • From this place, we are invisible but have a clear view of the valley, which is teeming with summer life, greens to gather, roots to dig, fish iridescent in the sunlight.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • And, as I say, the back part of the eye, tough, iridescent stuff it is, wouldn’t go at all.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • He could see the iridescent speckled pattern on the back.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Then came her cloglike shoes-"bakya"-then the iridescent seashells by her feet-"capiz"-then a woven bamboo mat-"banig"-that was laid out before her.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • For a moment, the emerald irises glowed iridescent.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • A flock of pigeons started from the deck of the tank house and flew around and settled again and strutted to the edge to look over; white pigeons and blue pigeons and grays, with iridescent wings.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • A barge of mist floated along the water, and dragonflies, iridescent blue ones, darted back and forth like they were stitching up the air.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Something like a bank of mist, but shot with quick iridescent flashes, hung over us.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • The lace tablecloth, a cobweb of grapes and vine leaves iridescent in the candlelight, had cost $2,000.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Deep green and dense burgundy rooster feathers; a white tail feather from a dove; a sparrow feather, dust brown, dotted with dark blotches; and the one of which Pari was proudest, an iridescent green peacock feather with a beautiful large eye at the tip.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Alyss could see the iridescent Heart Crystal beyond the locked entrance, giving off its white clouds of imaginative energy.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • A huge iridescent bubble seemed to enfold me.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • A few iridescent blue beetles scuttled away, and the head of an emerald-green lizard emerged from a heap of tiny coins.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • The dancer was there, smiling at him and bowing for him, changing from splendid orange to icy green to iridescent purple.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • The water they contained was covered with an iridescent film and it was full of dead flies, midges and spiders.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Next to the table hung a golden sheath-the same color as Glaedr’s scales-and a matching sword with a blade the color of iridescent bronze.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She was wearing a short togalike robe of the same iridescent material that the crone Hekate had worn, but this time the dress was streaked with golds and greens.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The sun sparked iridescence from their purple necks as they pecked.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • I could already see the sky, iridescent and just beyond the water above me.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • Ham at one end of the table and fried chicken at the other, collards swimming richly in pot liquor iridescent with grease, snap beans in mountains on brightly flowered porcelain, fried squash, stewed okra, carrots in cream sauce thick enough to cut.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The drakes were handsome fellows, with pinkish grey bodies, their heads and necks covered with iridescent green feathers which grew close and full, changing to blue like a peacock’s neck.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • They blossomed delicately white and iridescent out of the tidal morass.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • But when he saw himself and his whole family fastened onto a sheet of iridescent metal for an eternity, he was mute with stupefaction.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • They were all colors of blue—powdery sky blue, dark night blue, shimmering with almost black iridescent light, and mountain blue.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • He hefted Zar’roc, the sword’s iridescent blade shimmering.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • (I found out later that the dorado is famed for its death-knell iridescence.) At last it lay still and dull-coloured, and I could remove the hook.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • He felt the dozing cat’s purr of his kidneys, he felt the iridescent brilliance of his vesicles, he felt the humming blood in his arteries.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The huge pool of blood in front of her was already assuming the iridescence of coagulation; and when the sun rose a hundred prismatic hues were reflected from it.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
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