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Cruel Beauty

Hodge, Rosamund (Book - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Betrothed to the demon who rules her country and trained all her life to kill him, seventeen-year-old Nyx Triskelion must now fulfill her destiny and move to the castle to be his wife.
Authors: Hodge, Rosamund
Statement of Responsibility: Rosamund Hodge
Title: Cruel beauty
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Betrothed to the demon who rules her country and trained all her life to kill him, seventeen-year-old Nyx Triskelion must now fulfill her destiny and move to the castle to be his wife.
Subject Headings: Arranged marriage Juvenile fiction Demonology Juvenile fiction Arranged marriage Fiction Demonology Fiction Fantasy
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Arranged marriage
Demonology
Arranged marriage
Demonology
Fantasy
LCCN: 2013015418
ISBN: 9780062224736
0062224735
Branch Call Number: FIC H
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Sep 19, 2014
  • ivych99 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was shorter then I thought it would be.
I liked the beauty and the beast incorporation in this book because fairy tale retellings are something I love to read. I also liked the dark and romance in it, that was something special. Probably the Kindly Ones with their ironic name and cruel bargains was something I found interesting.
Romantic. Tragic. Beautiful writing. But I just can't say that I loved it.

Aug 07, 2014
  • Nicolet14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an INCREDIBLE book. Loosely based on Beauty & the Beast, incorporating greek mythology and old folk lore, it deserves to be read. The main character is different from most 'heroines' --being that she is steadfast, witty, tough, has more than a little malice in her heart, and is UNPREDICTABLE. At first, you're almost waiting to see how they relationship will develop but the author throws in a twist--love triangle, then another and another. The story is entertained with layers of intriguing mystery, love, dark magic--it's actually a bit creepy and dangerous, with great dialogue and characters. Do yourself a favor and read it! Spoiler alert: unless you have superpowers, you're never going to guess the ending...

5 stars

Jul 26, 2014
  • Ambarato rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the best books I've read this year! I love the mash-up of mythologies. Enthralling!

Jul 05, 2014
  • lovetobefaith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It's a pretty interesting concept. Just a whole mixup of tales put together in an organized and eloquent fashion.

Jun 15, 2014
  • christinabanena rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved the idea of this book!!

May 07, 2014
  • wakemesoftly rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Twist on the Beauty and the Beast tale. Loved the greek mythology bit thrown in. Decent read with fairy tale elements.

Mar 20, 2014
  • JCLBethanyT rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A beautifully penned and vividly imagined retelling of Beauty and the Beast that weaves together Greek myths, a crumbling castle, and a very, very alluring Beast named Ignifex.

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