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The Ballad of Never After

Stephanie Garber

Top 10 Best Quotes

“In the morning, you can forget it. You can go back to pretending you don't like me, and I can pretend that I don't care. But for tonight, let me pretend you're mine.”

“I’m going to go back and stop your son from killing her.” The queen’s face fell. For a moment, she looked as old as the years she’d spent lying in a suspended state. “That is not a small mistake to fix. If you do this, Time will take something equally valuable from you.” The Fate gave the queen a look more vicious than any curse. “There is nothing of equal value to me.”

“I wish our story could have had another ending.”

“Happy endings can be caught, but they are difficult to hold on to. They are dreams that want to escape the night. They are treasure with wings. They are wild, feral, reckless things that need to be constantly chased, or they will certainly run away.”

“Where were you?” she asked. “I was killing innocent maidens and kicking puppies.” “Jacks, that’s not funny.”

“He held her with the type of intensity that only happens when a person wants something that isn't quite theirs.”

“It hurts, Jacks.” “I know, love. I’m going to take you somewhere safe.”

“The girl was dead. If her lifeless body had not confirmed it, then it would have been made clear by the horrible scream of the Fate who held her in his arms. The story curse was familiar with pain, but this was agony, the sort of raw grief that was only seen once in a century. The Fate was every tear that anyone had ever shed for lost love. He was pain given form.”

“I do not want you dead, and I’ll kill anyone who tries.”

“Dark was for stars and dreams and the magic that took place in between days.”

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Book Keywords:

grief, evangaline, evangeline-fox, sacrifice, jacks, evajacks, love, pain

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