Cruel Beauty

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HarperCollins, Jan 28, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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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. 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.

Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known that 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 what 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.

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The writing and imagery definitely get an A+! - Goodreads
This makes for a tumultuous plot. - Goodreads
The ending was too perfect. - Goodreads
This review also appears on my blog The Page Turner. - Goodreads
Which brings me to the ending. - Goodreads
Cruel Beauty had a very nice and strong premise. - Goodreads

Review: Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe)

User Review  - Lyanna - Goodreads

You may also read my review on my blog! When I first heard about Cruel Beauty, I was incredulous. I've been looking for a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast for so long that I've given up on finding ... Read full review

Review: Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe)

User Review  - Renu - Goodreads

I added Cruel Beauty to my tbr shelf immediately upon on seeing it on GoodReads, because 1) I love re-tellings and 2) high fantasy is one of favourite genres. CB had potential, but unfortunately it ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Rosamund Hodge grew up in Los Angeles, where she spent her time reading everything she could get her hands on but especially fantasy and mythology. She received a BA in English from the University of Dallas and an MSt in medieval English from Oxford. She now lives in Seattle, Washington.

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