Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.
I am a sucker for a good retelling of one of my favorite fairy tales. This is a very dark and gothic retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
I was quickly swept up in this book, the story is beautiful and it is romantic. I am not a fan of romantic stories, but I am a fan of this romantic story.
I found myself loving Nyx, she is not the typically “Beauty” in fact she is gritty, she is dark, she is angry. I loved it. She is half of a set of twins, she is the twin chosen to die and she is not happy about it.
In fact, unlike other fairy tales, she is PISSED at this, she doesn’t want to accept it. Which is why I loved her. Her feelings are authentic.
Ignifex is one charming little demon. I am not easily schmoozed by characters, and this one schmoozed me right over. I am normally anti male characters. I think a lot of times female characters loose themselves when it comes to a male character. Well needless to say I am so prop Ignifex I am ok if that would have happened… Not saying it did… but I am not saying it didn’t either.
Overall this book is proudly going on my favorite books of 2014, list thus far. This book has a little bit of mythology thrown in just to make the story that much more complex and fantastic.
If you are like me and love retelling of classic fairy tales, go read this book. Like now.
I proudly give this book 5 AMAZING stars.