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10 Holly Black Quotes That Show She Is the Queen of Urban Fantasy

Holly Black is the dark queen of urban fantasy.

Holly Black is the dark queen of urban fantasy. From cruelly shocking to tender and sensitive, her words capture the reader’s attention and hold it hostage until the end of the end of the book, and even after the last page. Author of the best-selling books, The Darkest Part of the Forest and The Cruel Prince, Holly Black is a well-known fantasy author who has forever changed the landscape of young adult fiction.

Here are ten quotes from Holly Black’s books showcasing the author’s sharp wit and gothic eloquence.

 

 

1. “Every hero is the villain of his own story.” 

―  The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

 


 

2. “If she was going to die, she might as well die sarcastic.” 

―  The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

 


 

3. “Most of all, I hate you because I think of you. Often. It's disgusting, and I can't stop.” 

―  The Cruel Prince

 


 

4. “Even from the beginning, that was the problem. People liked pretty things. People even liked pretty things that wanted to kill and eat them.”

―  The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

 


 

5. “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.” 

―  The Cruel Prince


 

6. “I need to stop fantasizing about running away to some other life and start figuring out the one I have.” 

―  The Darkest Part of the Forest

 


7. “That’s family for you. Can’t live with them, can’t murder them.” 

―  Black Heart

 


8. “If you hurt me, I wouldn't cry. I would hurt you back.” 

―  The Cruel Prince

 


9. “Well fine, then. I could send you out to win my favor. Possibly on a quest involving bringing a large mug of coffee and a doughnut. Or the wholesale slaughter of all my enemies. I haven't decided which.” 

―  The Darkest Part of the Forest

 


10. “I become if I stopped worrying about death, about pain, about anything? If I stopped trying to belong? Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.” 

―  The Cruel Prince

 

 

Featured Image Via Holly Black and Amazon