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Quotations: The Cruel Prince




"Grown-ups were always worried, always whispering." - Jude page 2

"Everything was boring. Everything was fine." - Jude page 2

"I was never going to be happy with you. Your world isn't for people like me." - Jude's mom page 3

"I hate you, I will always hate you. I vow it." - Vivi page 6




"Too many for my eyes to drink them all in, yet I cannot look away." - Jude page 17

"All I need is a chance to prove myself." - Jude page 19

"Don't give them any more reason to bother you than they've already got!" - Taryn page 23


"I want to feel more, but every time I look at it, I feel less." - Jude page 25

"I'm so tired. So tired. Of being powerless." - Jude page 25

"I can belong whether they like it or not." - Jude page 26

"There is nothing I can say to make them stop, and I know it. I have no power here." - Jude page 29

"I want to win. I do not yearn to be their equal. In my heart, I yearn to best them." - Jude page 31


"Eventually, it hurt too much to try." - Jude page 32

"I thought love was supposed to happen when you least expected it, like a sap to the skull." - Jude page 33

"Do you know how hard it is to always keep your head down? To swallow insults and endure outright threats? And yet I have done so, I thought it proved my toughness, I thought if you saw I could take whatever came at me and still smile, you would see that I was worthy." - Jude page 39

"But I am done being weak. I am done with being good. I think I am going to be something else." - Jude page 43


"Even if, by some miracle, I could be better than them, I will never be one of them." - Jude page 46


"Why don't you tell me how you want me to feel?" - Jude page 50

"Never? Never is like forever - too big for mortals to comprehend." - Cardan page 52


"I don't think he realizes just how angry I am or how good it feels, for once, to give up on regrets." - Jude page 66


"I will keep on hurting you until there is nothing left to hurt." - Cardan page 76

"There's no shame in surrender." - Jude page 76

"You think because you can humiliate me, you can control me?" - Jude page 76

"And to coddle your ego, I have made myself less. I have made myself small, I have kept my head down." - Jude page 76

"I will make sure you lose everything I can take from you on the way down. I promise you this - this is the least of what I can do." - Jude page 77


"Did I lie at all? Because what's so great about lying is the not knowing." - Prince Dain page 83

"Desire is an odd thing. As soon as it's sated, it transmutes." - Prince Dain page 84

"Ask me for something . Something you've never asked from anyone." - Prince Dain page 84

"I don't want to be controlled." - Jude page 87

"It's frightening to have a choice like this in front of me, a choice that changes all future choices." - Jude page 87


"Our lives are the only real thing we have, our only coin. We get to buy what we want with them." - Jude page 90

"You are nothing like us." - Nicasia page 98

"I want to make them happy. I want everyone to be as happy as I am." - Jude page 99

"There's safety in being awful." - Locke page 101

"When I find out whom you're protecting. They will be sorry they ever drew breath." - Madoc page 103


"I don't want to lose focus I am afraid that if I do, I will lose my composure, too." - Jude page 107

"But I will  make them regret crossing me." - Jude page 108

"Tell me. When will you cease being a disappointment?" - Prince Balekin page 117

"I do it because I love you. I do it because I love our family." - Prince Balekin page 118


"Yeah, I can see how that's a real talent. Not having to say what you mean." - Roach page 122

"Poison may be a coward's weapon, but it is an effective one." - Prince Dain page 123

"I'm not supposed to believe anything you say." - Roach page 127


"Try not to be too much of a disappointment and we'll have your back." - Ghost page 130

"But if I can't laugh, maybe I'm not so fine after all." - Jude page 131

"Everything matters." - Locke page 133

"Nothing there would be the same without you." - Locke page 134

"I am tired of caring, why should I?" - Jude page 137

"Nice things don't happen in storybooks, or when they do happen, something bad happens next. Because otherwise, the story would be boring, and no one would read it." - Taryn page 138

"Be happy for me." - Taryn page 138


"I will have much to repay him for. I will make him proud f me. Everyone else, I will make very, very sorry." - Jude page 144

"If only everything in my life were so easily resolved." - Jude page 146

"Why don't you ever trust me with him? I'm not a monster! I've never done anything to either of you." - Jude page 147

"I am coming unraveled. I am coming undone." - Jude page 148


"I do not understand why he likes me, but it is exciting to be liked." - Jude page 153

"You are nothing. You barely exist at all. Your only purpose is to create more of your kind before you die some pointless and agonizing death." - Valerian page 156

"Everything is slow and perfect and makes no sense at all. This can't be my life. This feels nothing like in my life." - Jude page 165

"See their vulnerabilities, the cracks in their armor. You've got to know them to beat them, right? I don't say you'll like them any better, but you don't need to like them." - Locke page 166

"I have braved worse things." - Jude page 169


"That's what he likes. To ruin things." - Nicasia page 173

"I feel worse and worse still for how cruel I am about to be." - Jude page 184

"You're not allowed to cry, you must not cry. I will slap you if I have to." - Jude page 184

"Does helping one person really matter, on balance?" - Jude page 185

"Once I have power, I will find a way to help them all." - Jude page 185

"I hadn't been listening. I hadn't wanted to hear her, I'd just wanted to save her." - Jude page 193


"No one stops me. I am vulnerable enough, I will keep what dignity I can." - Jude page 195

"I have tried to be better than them, and I have failed." - Jude page 197

"Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear." - Jude page 197

"I am desperate. I will take any comfort there is, any comfort at all." - Jude page 199

"You did a brave thing. Be glad of that. Not everyone cam be brave. I'm not always." - Vivienne page 201

"When there is a lost of power concentrated in one place, there are plenty of scraps to fight over." - Oriana page 205

"If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse." - Jude page 210


"Maybe my messed-up life turned me into someone capable of doing messed-up things." - Jude page 216

"But we all want stupid things. That doesn't mean we should have them." - Jude page 219

"There is little good in me. But I owe you a debt, and I have sworn to do the best by you that I know how." - Madoc page 224

"I cannot forgive him, but I cannot hate him, either." - Jude page 224


"I have a place with them and a purpose." - Jude page 229

"Do you love me enough to give me up? Isn't that a test of love?" - Locke page 231

"If you hurt me. I wouldn't cry. I would hurt you back." - Jude page 231



"I don't want to pretend that happened is anything other than horrific. I don't want to disguise my disgust." - Jude page 250


"Do what I say and I'll delay the pleasure of hurting you." - Jude page 257

"Do you really think I care if you're comfortable?" - Jude page 263

"True power isn't granted. True power can't be taken away." - Jude page 267


"One doesn't have to lie to deceive." - Jude page 274

"Was it fun to deceive me? Did you like the feeling of having something over me?" - Jude page 276

"I'm a mirror. I'm the mirror you don't want to look at." - Taryn page 277

"I am so angry, angry at so many things. I hate that I was afraid. I hate that I was tricked. Fury roars in my head, lough enough to drown out my every thought." - Jude page 277

"I want to do something but I do nothing." - Jude page 279

"I feel exhausted and utterly, completely defeated." - Jude page 279

"I hate everyone. I just don't hate them enough." - Jude page 279

"It will not end well. But I will not stand in front of your happiness. I will not even stand in front of misery that you choose for yourself." - Madoc page 281

"You loyalty is to your family." - Madoc page 281

"There's no point in fighting if you're not intending to win." - Madoc page 281

"If you want my advice, love doesn't grow well, fed on pain." - Madoc page 283

"No one can really plan for every variable, though. That's ridiculous." - Jude page 283

"Sometimes, when I look at you, I'm not sure if you'd even know how to be human anymore." - Vivi page 287

"It frightens me to thing myself so vulnerable." - Jude page 287

"What if the way I am is the way I am? What if, when everything else is different, I'm not." - Jude page 289


"But he is what he is. He cannot be other than his nature." - Jude page 296

"The odd thing about ambition is this: You can acquire it like a fever but it is not so easy to shed." - Jude page 297

"But maybe being a monster was my calling." - Jude page 297


"This is weakness, to put fear above ambition. Above family, above love, but it feels good. It feels like being powerful." - Jude page 301

"I smile a lot when I'm nervous." - Cardan page 301

"Charmers are charming, but that's all they are." - Jude page 304

"I wanted to frighten you, but I never wanted you dead. I never wanted anyone dead." - Cardan page 304

"Most of all, I hate you because I think of you often. It's disgusting, and I can't stop." - Cardan page 307

"You really do want me and you hate it." - Jude page 307


"You're not going to run because you've got nowhere to go." - Jude page 310

"I am going to offer you something better than your life." - Jude page 316

"How many promises can I make before I find myself accountable for them?" - Jude page 319


"I will help you as long as I am not the only one." - Severin page 329

"If you need me, I will do what I can." - Severin page 329

"You can want me to agree to something without even knowing what it is?" - Jude page 334


"Bold, that's what i need to be. Like I own the place." - Jude page 336

"Whoever controls the king, controls the kingdom." - Jude page 339

"You're a dirty liar and I hate it and I hate this." - Viviene page 340


"But making people like you, making people want to take your part and be on your side - that I am far less skilled at." - Jude page 344

"I turned out to be useful after all. What a terrible surprise." - Cardan page 344

"I do not have endless patience." - Balekin page 347

"If you live your life always afraid, always with danger on your heels, it is not so difficult to pretend away more danger." - Jude page 349

"I have often wondered if my past is the reason I am the way I am, if it has made me monstrous." - Jude page 349

"But he is who and what he is. I know he cannot promise." - Jude page 351


"The thing I like best is how you never do what I imagine you will." - Locke page 357


"I have done the thing, and now I must live with what I have done. I have lied and I have betrayed and I have triumphed. If only there was someone to congratulate me." - Jude page 367

"I will be your puppet. You rule." - Cardan page 370

The Cruel Prince By Holly Black

 If there is one thing I regret about this book - it is because I was so late to discover it sooner. I love the whole story and the characters! This book has a good potential for a movie or series! 
Title: The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Type: Fiction

Category: Young Adult

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

Total Chapters: 30 + Prologue and Epilogue

Total Pages: 370

Table of Contents: Not applicable

Summary From The Book: 

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there - but many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. 

To win a place at the Court, Jude must defy him - and face the consequences.

My Thoughts: 

Reading the story's summary, I was expecting the book to be like Beauty and The Beast wherein a sweet girl will melt the Prince's heart. Truly, I did not expected the personality of the heroine. 

The book's point of view is focused on the heroine, Jude. Even though there are a lot of characters being introduced, the main ones are easy to remember. 

The front cover is what intrigued me to buy it. There is something about the cover that it is like a dark fairy tale that makes me want to read it. 

Hmmm...in this story I am not sure who would be my favorite character. I mean, there are a lot that I hate but I am not 100% sure if I like Jude. She reminds me of someone that could be a player in Game of Thrones. Like Cersei or Daenerys. LOL. Still, I like her but so far I do not have a favorite character yet, let us see to the succeeding books. 

The scene that I love the most is when Jude learned about Cardan's deepest secret. I was not expecting that. 

The tile is fit for the story, The Cruel Prince - but who is the real Cruel Prince? That is for you to find out!

My Favorite Line/s:

"Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear."

Rating: 5/5 because the story is one of a kind and no dragging parts at all!

Recommendation: To those who loves plot twists or people who liked Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings.

Quotations: Simon VS The Homosapiens Agenda



"You should be who you are." - Martin page 3

"And I don't think I 've ever been so ready for someone to leave." - Simon page 5

"Talking to them is more exhausting than keeping a blog." - Simon page 6

"Secrets don't exist." - Simon page 8


"I don't care who you are. Puberty is merciless." - Simon page 12

"Remember the way people would look at you blankly and say, "Um, okaaay," after you finished talking? Everyone just had to make it so clear that, whatever you were thinking or feeling, you were totally alone." - Blue page 14

"It's really amazing, isn't it? Someone can trigger sexual identity crisis and, not have a clue they're doing it." - Blue page 15


"It's strange, because in reality, I'm not the leading guy. Maybe I'm the best friend." - Simon page 19

"Nothing is worse than the secret humiliation of being insulted by proxy." - Simon page 24

"But music is always better than no music." - Simon page 28

"Never in my life have I underestimated someone so severely." - Simon page 29


"Don't you realize you're throwing away the perfect opportunity to be someone else for an evening." - Simon (Jacques) page 36


"I have a hard time getting into other people's head sometimes. It's probably the worst thing about me." - Simon page 41

"I know this is weird, but I make my bed every single day, even though the rest of my room is a hellscape of paper and laundry and books and clutter. Sometimes I feel like my bed is a lifeboat." - Simon page 54

"But I'm tired of coming out. All I ever do is come out. I try not to change, but I keep changing, in all these tiny ways. I get a girlfriend. I have a beer. And every freaking time, I have to reintroduce myself to the universe all over again." - Simon page 56


"Do you ever feel locked into yourself? I'm not sure if I'm making sense here. I guess what I mean is that sometimes it seems like everyone knows who I am except me." - Simon (Jacques) page 59

"It's more that I want to leap in and say certain things and do certain things, but I always seem to hold myself back. I think a big part of me is afraid." - Blue page 60

"There's something about you that makes me want to open up, and that's slightly terrifying for me." - Blue page 61


"It feels like anything could happen." - Simon page 70

"It's sort of nice not to have to be cynical for a change." - Simon page 72

"I guess it feels like I'm a part of something." - Simon page 72



"People are shameless when it comes to cake." - Simon page 84

"Sometimes I forget how nice it is to just sit back and watch things." - Simon page 85


"Do you ever have those random rights where your brain won't shut off, even though your body feels like five hundred pounds of exhausted." - Simon (Jacques) page 87


"Everything is a little more perfect when she's here." - Simon page 95

"I think I may be on my way to feeling better." - Simon page 100

"It just feels like I'm on the outside somehow. Not all the time. Just sometimes. But yeah. I feel irrelevant. I hate that." - Simon page 101


"I mean, you're not crazy. I think you're awesome." - Simon (Jacques) page 104


"Seriously? That asshole deserves to feel miserable." - Simon page 110


"Why is it so much easier talking about this stuff with you?" - Blue page 117



"A part of me feels like I jumped over some kind of border, and now I'm on the other side realizing I can't cross back." - Simon (Jacques) page 128

"Once you come out, you can't really go back in. It's a little bit terrifying, isn't it?" - Blue page 129




"I want it to feel how it used to feel." - Simon page 157

"It's like nothing about me is allowed to change." - Simon page 162

"But I'm so exhausted and unhappy right now." - Simon page 164



"I don't have a right to be mad." - Leah page 179

"But you're entitled to your emotions." - Simon page 179


"I'm just not ready for you to know who I am." - Blue page 184

"But I can't think of a way for that to happen without everything changing. I think I'm scared to lose you. Does that make sense? Don't hate me." - Blue page 184


"I'm just so sick of straight people who can't get their shit together." - Simon page 189

"I'm supposed to decide when and where and who knows how I want to say it. So, yeah, you took that from me." - Simon page 196


"Do you ever get so angry you start crying? And do you ever feel guilty for getting angry? Tell me I'm not weird." - Simon (Jacques) page 199



"I guess what I'm trying to say is that I really do understand if you don't find me attractive or whatever. I'll get over it. But you're kind of my best friend in a lot of ways, and I really want to keep you, can we just pretend none of this ever happened and go back to normal?"  - Simon page 209


"I shouldn't care if stupid people call me a stupid word, and I shouldn't care what people think of me. But I always care." - Simon page 220



"I mean, it's cool. But next time you guys decide to all hang out without me, text me with some pictures or something. Just so I can pretend I still have friends." - Leah page 245


"But you don't get to make the decisions about my love life. I choose who I date." - Abby page 253

"I'm the one who's miserable." - Simon page 254

"Because who you like can't be forced or persuaded or manipulated. If any one knows that, it's me." - Simon page 255

"I'm a shitty friend." - Simon page 255

"But I think I'm falling for him again." - Simon page 256




"And I can't stop smiling. I mean, there are times when it's actually  more work not to smile." - Simon page 277

"But I could never replace you." - Simon page 283

"You guys know me better than anyone. You know me too well." - Simon page 284

"It's like the longer you sit with some shit, the harder it is to talk about." - Leah page 285



"And if this is what it's like having a boyfriend, I don't know why in God's name I waited so long." - Simon page 291

"People really are like houses with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it's a good thing, the way he never stop surprising each other." - Simon page 293

"Why would I watch other people kissing when I could be kissing you." - Simon page 302


"I guess I'm thinking it could be nice to talk with someone who can relate to how I'm feeling." - Blue page 312

"It's so much easier to be open with someone who doesn't know you at all." - Simon (Jacques) page 317

"I think you're lonely, right? Me too." - Simon (Jacques) page 319

"Have you ever had that experience where you're writing something and it just pours out of you with no effort? It's so strange when that happens. It almost feels like the words already exist, and you're just transcribing them." - Blue page 320

"I can't believe the things people are willing to share about themselves." - Blue page 321