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393 pages, Kindle Edition
First published October 16, 2020
"Down here, life is dark and lonely."
"A cage is a cage, no matter how gilded."
"I keep waiting for rescue to come, for a dawn to bloom, for a star to hatch, for a hope to surface."
"Now sit pretty on your stool and play your silly music. Leave the men to speak, Auren."
"You'd do well to learn from her on how to please a man."
"Behave tonight. Sit pretty. Be a good girl."
"You are worth more than all the gold in this castle. But I still own you, and I will spend you any way I see fit."
And I'll destroy everyone in my path to get her back."
The third newbie is on her knees in front of the male, sucking his length like poison from a snake bite. And... wow, she's really good at that. Now I know why she was choosen. I tilt my head, taking mental notes. You never know when something like this can come in handy.Excuse meeee what?? JAIL!!
I'm ridiculously fun. You kind of have to be when the only person you hang out with is you. I wouldn't want to bore myself.
He's terrifying. He's ethereal. he's so very, very fae.
Does it really matter if your cage is solid gold when you aren't allowed to leave it? A cage is a cage, no matter how gilded.
You can have all the gold in the world and yet lack everything of real worth.
When I chose to hide away, I was barely more than a girl. Vulnerable. Battered. Scattered. Utterly sick of what the world had to offer.
So I hid in a cage, and I was content to do so. After the things I endured, I wanted it. I accepted the bars, embraced them, even - not to keep me in, but to keep others out.
You can pretend a lot of things in life. You can pretend so well that you even start to believe your own deceit. We’re all actors; we’re all on pedestals with a spotlight shining on us, playing whatever part we need to in order to make it through the day—in order to help ourselves sleep at night.
It’s the arrogance of men, to think so little of women. And it’ll be their downfall too.