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“I’d allowed myself to feel love –yes, love– for another person in a way I’d once sworn to myself I never would. I’d become completely vulnerable, and now I’d been torn apart with hurt and catapulted onto a path I might never have taken otherwise. I’d risked my life for an outsider. For a stranger. Worse, I had a feeling I was going to do it again.”
Kate Avery Ellison, Frost
“In answer to a question you asked me not a long ago, a question I didn’t answer at the time…it is worth it. Love is a perilous dance too, you see. And if we stop dancing, we’ll die.
Don’t ever stop dancing.”
Kate Avery Ellison, Frost
“What about you? What do you do?” I needed to ask questions, draw him out. I needed to find out all the information I could. My voice sounded strong and smooth, but my hands were shaking. I put them in my lap so he couldn’t see.
“I prey on innocent villagers and terrify their children,” he said with a nasty smile. “And sometimes when I’m feeling really evil, I read books or paint.”
Kate Avery Ellison, The Curse Girl
“He glanced up once, eyes bored. “Please stop talking. I’m trying to eat.”
Kate Avery Ellison, The Curse Girl
“I know. I know all of that. But knowing doesn't make it easier.”
Kate Avery Ellison, Frost
“Love is a perilous dance too, you see. And if we stop dancing, we'll die.
Don't ever stop dancing.”
Kate Avery Ellison, Frost
“(about Ivy) "She was good at rescuing things and wretched at doing anything about it afterward.”
Kate Avery Ellison, Frost
“I prey on innocent villagers and terrify their children," he said with a nasty smile. "And sometimes when I'm feeling really evil, I read books or paint.”
Kate Avery Ellison, The Curse Girl
“You look dazzling," Rose said with a dreamy smile. "Like an angry princess.”
Kate Avery Ellison, The Curse Girl
“Instead I sounded like a little girl on her first day of kindergarten. My name is Bee, and I like coloring and horsies.”
Kate Avery Ellison, The Curse Girl
“Sometimes people were strongest at their most vulnerable, dangerous moments.”
Kate Avery Ellison, Frost
“I laughed under my breath, and it sounded bitter. “Listen to me. What am I talking about, worth it? Is any experience or bit of beauty worth the cost of my life? I know nothing but safety and self-preservation at all costs.”

“And yet,” he said softly, “you’re risking everything to help me.”
Kate Avery Ellison
“You want to break the curse, I want to break the curse. We don't need to be nice. We need to be effective. Just help me figure it out, and I'll make you a rich woman.”
Kate Avery Ellison, The Curse Girl
“You're ruining that book!" He pointed to the page I'd torn out. "That's a perfectly good book!" Holding his gaze, I reached down and ripped another page out. "I'm making roses." "Well, it's my book." "Sorry." I tore out another.”
Kate Avery Ellison, The Curse Girl
“When people have more pressing things on their minds other things fall through the cracks with time.”
Kate Avery Ellison, Thorns
“I was too unsettled. Too full. Full of dark thoughts, dark musing, as if I’d eaten them for dinner instead of the roasted duck, and they were sitting undigested in my stomach, waiting to be vomited back up at the wrong time. The threat of it hung over my mind like nausea.”
Kate Avery Ellison, The Season of Lightning
“Love is always a top priority.”
Kate Avery Ellison, Bluewing
“Strength?”

“Safety,” I said. And in that moment I realized that I’d always equated the two in my head, but they weren’t the same thing. Sometimes people were strongest at their most vulnerable, dangerous moments.”
Kate Avery Ellison, Frost
“Any brute can break something. It takes finesse to mold and shape it to your own desires.”
Kate Avery Ellison, Bluewing
“I miss home so deeply I ache inside, as if I’ve broken a bone deep in my body where a doctor cannot set it right.”
Kate Avery Ellison, The Season of Lightning


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