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Vengeful – V.E. Schwab

  • “Some people were matches, a bit of light and no heat. And some were furnaces, all heat but little light. And then, once in a blue moon, there was a bonfire, something so hot and bright you couldn’t stand too near without burning.” 
  • “Perhaps she was glass. But glass is only brittle until it breaks. Then it’s sharp.” 
  • “How many men would she have to turn to dust before one took her seriously?” 
  • “Maybe we are broken. But we put ourselves back together. We survived. That’s what makes us so powerful. And as for family—well, blood is always family, but family doesn’t always have to be blood.”
  • “I don’t want to survive. I want to thrive.”
  • “Men look at anyone with power and see only a threat, an obstacle in their path. They never have the sense to see power for what it really is. Potential.” 
  • “Ignorance is only bliss if you want to get caught.”
  • “When you think about it, it’s really all anyone ever wants. Once upon a time, power was determined by lineage—the age of blood. Then it was determined by money—the age of gold. But I think it’s time for a new age, Victor. The age of power itself.” 
  • “You look like Snow White killed the queen and stole the mirror.” 
  • “She was nursing a beer in a glass bottle, and she was bored—bored by the music, and the boys who swaggered over every now and then to flirt, and then stormed away, sulking, when she turned them down. She was bored by being called beautiful, and then a bitch. Stunning, and then stuck up. A ten, and then a tease.” 
  • “ONCE upon a time, when the marks on his back were still fresh, Eli told himself that he was growing wings.
    After all, his mother thought Eli was an angel, even if his father said he had the devil in him.” 
  • “She shook her head, baffled and amused. “Jesus, Marcella, anyone ever told you that you’re batshit crazy?” Marcella pursed her lips. “Several times,” she said. “It’s an insult men love to aim at ambitious women.”
  • “The life I had is gone. There’s no getting it back. I’d rather make a new one. A better one. One where I don’t have to pretend to be weak to survive.” 
  • “Knowledge may be power, but money buys both.” 
  • “A promise you can’t keep is just another lie”
  • “The next time you point a gun at someone, make sure you’re ready to pull the trigger.”