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Monstrous Beauty - Elizabeth Fama
Monstrous Beauty
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Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester... show more
Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra’s help, Hester investigates her family’s strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean - but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780374373665 (0374373663)
ASIN: 374373663
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 295
Edition language: English
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Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0 Monstrous Beauty
For a mermaid novel this is quite a ghost story. When you pick up a YA novel about a love between a human and a mermaid you expect something a bit twee, but this is a brutal story with some real gut wrenching scenes of violence and sacrifice. I hesitate to describe much of the plot because I knew no...
MissKatiEllen
MissKatiEllen rated it
5.0 .Monstrous Beauty Book Review.
*Pre review rant*HOLY CRAP YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS!! I read this whilst on holiday at Disneyland, and holy crap I couldn't wait for bedtime!! THIS BOOK DAMMIT!! After searching for a mermaid based book I came across this Gem by Elizabeth Fama. I read this whilst on holiday at Disneyland and it...
justanotherbookblogger
justanotherbookblogger rated it
4.0 Book Review – Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Book Review Monstrous Beauty is a dark and twisted concoction of myth, curses, history, and murder. It is a piercing story about a mermaid who longs to love and a young girl who has discarded any hope of it. Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she ab...
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it
3.5 Monstrous Beauty
A 3.5 because I enjoyed it, but I think there were some things that could've been worked on. The tale was much darker than I originally anticipated, and it's great when a book goes into a whole new direction that the reader anticipates (well, as long as the direction is a good one!) It was like a ...
Thalia @ Pictures in the Words
Thalia @ Pictures in the Words rated it
3.0 Monstrous Beauty (Review)
I’ll be honest—when I first started this book, I was less than thrilled. I was bored and kind of irritated with Hester because she just seemed to be one of those characters—cynical, pessimistic, and generally irritated. Maybe she has a right to be that way, but still—I wasn’t sold on her story. The ...
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