Midnight Designs: The Cruel Prince

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If it was not immediately obvious before, The Cruel Prince has now cemented Holly Black’s position as the Queen of Faeries. The Fair Folks in her books are glittering and magnetic, yet dangerous and deceitful. Even more compelling are her human characters, especially the ambitious and utterly flawed Jude. The Cruel Prince has glamoured me completely, so I did the predictable thing and selected some of my favourite quotes to present as phone wallpapers for you all!

  • Quotes belong to the brilliant Holly Black.
  • The phone wallpapers are free for your personal use only.
  • Please do not edit, repost, redistribute the images, or claim them as your own.
  • They are made for iPhone 6, but should fit most smartphones.
  • If you enjoyed my work, please consider buying me a cuppa or two via Ko-fi! All donations will go towards image licensing for my next shareable graphics project, so we will all benefit ❤

The Cruel Prince 01

“If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.”

This quote gave me legit chills. Jude is a true Slytherin queen, filled with ambitions and cunning — and she’s not afraid to seize life by the throat and take what she wants. We need more main characters like her in our bookshelves, please and thank you.


The Cruel Prince 02

“Nice things don’t happen in storybooks.”

I love books that remind us fairy tales are filled with treachery and bloodshed, and The Cruel Prince exemplifies this in every sense of the world. It reminds us that princesses get their crowns by being survivors, whether it’s living through poisoned apples or enchanted sleep.


The Cruel Prince 03

If I can’t find a good enough story, I make one.”

Out of all the wicked and delightful lines spoken by Prince Cardan, this one is my favourite. I thought it was also served as a wonderful encouragement to all my writer friends out there – own the story you wish to see in the world, I can’t wait to read your works one day!


The Cruel Prince 04

“Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.”

Jude, I can’t tell half the time whether she’s the heroine or the villain, and I love every moment of it. Where is the next book, I’m willing to make a bargain with the next fae prince I come across for it.


  • Find more of my free book-related designs here.
  • If you enjoyed these free graphics and want to support me, you can find me on Society 6.
  • Alternatively, you can commission me for your custom graphics by contacting me.
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33 thoughts on “Midnight Designs: The Cruel Prince

  1. As always Aentee, your design are stunning! I especially love the second one, and the quote in the first one really hyped me up for this book! It’s rare to encounter a character who seems so determined to be worse in order to be better, if I make any sense 😀


  2. These are gorgeous. I love how these wonderful quotes have inspired such beautiful designs.

    You’ve got me thinking I should read this book. In general I’m not really into books about faeries. I’ve tried, but they don’t tend to grab me. I do love the quotes you’ve selected though.


  3. Oooh I love this! It’s so impressive you made all the graphics & typography yourself–I know there’s a lot of designers out there who use Creative Market graphics etc. but don’t buy the proper license for selling (or give credit to typographers when required) for using the graphics 😞 It’s also amazing that you have free graphic opportunities too!

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      1. that’s good, phew! the 500 limit really stresses me out when I see people selling more than the standard license number 😌


  4. Your designs are beautiful and I can’t wait to use them as my wallpaper! But just a quick note: I think it’s Locke that says he likes making his own stories not prince Carden.


  5. I haven’t read The Cruel Prince but I LOVE these wallpapers! There’s a reason I always come to you for book wallpapers 😍 the last one is going to be my wallpaper now


  6. These designas are just fantastic! And I finished the book this week. Like you said Holly Black is the Queen of Faeries!


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