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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2014-01-28
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Edition language: English
Series: Cruel Beauty Universe
If you're looking for a delicious, wicked anti-villain in a romance plot, look no further. This was pure book candy, and I ate it up.
Audiobook Narration 4 stars Book 1.4 stars Major negative for me: rehashing details over and over. The MC has some seriously crazy personality disorder going on. I love him, no I hate him, no I love that one, no I hate that one, I will never betray him, oh I need to betray him, I love my sister, I h...
This one is a unique read for me. I haven’t read anything like it. Apart from the beginning where it gave me the same feels I had with “The Wrath and the Dawn” and of course “Beauty and the Beast”, the rest of the story was quite a unique plot for me. I appreciated that it kept me guessing on what w...
Quick review for a quick read. As epic of a retelling of Beauty and the Beast as this was in places, I still feel pretty baffled (and more than a little gutted) by the transpiring of events towards the last quarter of the book and that ending. So I'm torn on my reaction. I thought the narrative capt...
I am once again the party pooper or just the one with horrid taste. This book didn’t thrill me. It didn’t start out that way. It started out fabulously, actually. I’m a sucker for Beauty and the Beast retellings and I loved the angry, revenge-filled heroine and her prickly interactions with the man...