Adri shrank back. Cinder had wondered if Adri might be afraid of her, now that she was Lunar and a wanted felon. Her reaction confirmed it.
“Why wouldn’t Dad say something?” said Pearl. “Why wouldn’t he tell us?”
“Maybe he knew you’d sell me for ransom the first chance you got.”
Pearl ignored her. “And if you really are the princess, why are you in here?”
Cinder glared at her. Waited. Watched as understanding dawned across Pearl’s face. “She wants to kill you, so she can stay the queen.”
“Give the girl a treat,” Cinder said.
Winter; I’m rereading Winter right now and Cinder’s response to Pearl’s realization will always be my favourite thing.