Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cruel Beauty

The romance of Beauty and the Beast meets the adventure of Graceling in a dazzling fantasy novel about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny.
But on her seventeenth birthday, when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom's mountaintop, nothing is as she expected—particularly her charming and beguiling new husband.
Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can't resist the pull of her sworn enemy—who's gotten in her way by stealing her heart.
For fans of bestselling authors Kristin Cashore and Alex Flinn, this gorgeously written debut infuses the classic fairy tale with glittering magic, a feisty heroine, and a romance sure to take your breath away.

This book blew my mind. To put it mildly of course. It was ll i would want in a retelling of a classic love story.  A good happy ending, characters that are only slightly similar to the originals and a deeply beautiful story. I was in love with this on page one and read it literally in a couple of hours and stayed up till midnight just to find out the ending. It gripped my mind and didn't let go till i had read ever word. I can't wait to read more by this Amazing author, that she was home schooled (like i am) is a plus. But i love her writing style and how the book didn't weave back and forth between the two main characters all the time like most books do, it stayed with Nyx. Her side of the story through out the book. That was a refreshing change! And the book is just so pretty! There are roses through out the book, which ties into the original beauty and the beast story which i thought was pretty darn cool to do. I would say, all in all and amazing read which is now taking its honored place in my favorite book list. And has defiantly been my favorite read so far of 2014. I would highly recommend it to someone looking for a good YA twisted story book romance type novel. 
I recieved this book through where i won this advanced readers copy. I was not made to write a review. 

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