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Cruel Beauty
Cruel Beauty | Rosamund Hodge
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 An Ember in the Ashes and A Court of Thorns and Roses, 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 expectedparticularly 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 enemywho's gotten in her way by stealing her heart.
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mandabanana
Cruel Beauty | Rosamund Hodge
Mehso-so

Ummmm in a world where this exists and so does The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller, 10/10 I‘d pick Shadows. HOWEVER, this was definitely interesting and I yelled a lot more than I anticipated (sorry bestie for the 13 different voice memos of me shrieking). I‘m still yelling to the echoes of my house WHAT DOES IT MEAN to no avail. I don‘t think I‘ll ever fully understand but this was still a journey I‘m glad I took.

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Nomi_Schiano555
Cruel Beauty | Rosamund Hodge
Mehso-so

It was alright

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Brittybuhh
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Pickpick

As long as you don‘t focus too much on the rushed parts of the book it‘s a very good read.

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LeafingThroughLife
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You know what‘s lame about reading ebooks? The photos I take of them. I thought I‘d fallen out of the YA groove never to return but this one was unputdownable. It‘s a twist on Beauty and the Beast and I am a sucker for Beaty and the Beast. Nyx Triskelion was raised to both marry and destroy the demon that rules her world, but there‘s more to him than meets the eye, of course. Nyx is a believable conflicted heroine and this is a great read!

Caroline2 I love your pumpkin! 😍 5mo
LeafingThroughLife @Caroline2 Thanks! One of my good friends gifted it to me and now I have not one but *two* token fall decorations! 😁 5mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Flowers 🥀 #SelfImprovementSept 💁🏻‍♀️

#BookNerd 🤓📚💜

Crazeedi Beautiful cover! 6mo
OriginalCyn620 That is a nice cover! 🌹 6mo
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AutumnRLS
Cruel Beauty | Rosamund Hodge
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I love when I get used books that match and look brand new. >$8.00. 😊 #heyya

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Jeralyn
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Mehso-so

Yet another beauty and the beast retelling for me, and this was one of the most original version yet. That doesn't mean it was my favorite retelling, but it was a very outside of the box concept which I applaud. Overall I would give it a rating of in-between pick and so-so for me, it didn't hook me in as well as I thought it would.

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#Roses 🥀 #LiteraryLove 📚❤️

#BookNerd 📚💙🤓

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌹🌹 13mo
vkois88 Always love this cover 13mo
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ulrichyumiodd
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Nyx grew up knowing she had one mission: destroying the Gentle Lord. For that, she must marry him.

Easy read. Good story, bad ending. The end could have been shorter - or wiser to follow the rest of the book; the last “riddle” to solve seemed to appear out of nowhere and to be solved very randomly. I enjoyed the wicked characters, the humor, and the writing style. Some of the revelations are easier to guess than others, but it did not bother me.

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Endowarrior21
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I am guessing this is my #littlechristmasgiftexchange @bookish_wookish I do not know from who but thank you. I love both of them. Maleficent is my favorite character of all time. And the book I‘ve wanted to read for awhile.

bookish_wookish Awesome! I believe @Wonderwoman89 should get the thanks! 🎄 14mo
Wonderwoman89 Yes it should be on the gift tag that Amazon sends out with the package. I@hope you enjoy the book. At bookish_wookish I never received a package but I know you were at an odd number for the exchange (edited) 14mo
Endowarrior21 @Wonderwoman89 thank you there was no note with it but I do love them both. 14mo
Avanders @bookish_wookish I think you had an even number of swappers in the end didn't you? 👆🏽🥺 14mo
bookish_wookish There was an even number @Avanders I reached out to your partner @wonderwoman89 for an eta on your package. 14mo
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KirstieE
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A dark/twisted beauty and the beast retelling? YES PLEASE 🤗
This was beautifully written, it had demons, sacrifice, folklore and love, it was incredible ! I'll be looking into her others books for sure 😍🌹

4.5 🌟#YA #FairytaleRetelling #Beautyandthebeast

TheBookKeepers Ooo sounds good! 1y
QueenPenguin Beauty and the beast is my favorite story, so I can be a bit picky on which book that takes that story line. But this looks interesting and I am looking forward to reading it. 10mo
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Tas_20t
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"They said that love was terrifying and tender, wild and sweet, and none of it made any sense. But now I knew that every mad word was true"

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brandymuses
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Day 3: Beast
#coolbooks Fairytale Edition

All caught up now!

Linsy Ive has my eye on this one! ♥️ 2y
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Jovy
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Joining this photo challenge because fairytales!! ❤️❤️❤️

This is a lovely, unique retelling. #Tale #Beast #Beauty #CoolBooks

@Linsy

Linsy I‘m seeing this everywhere! Need to bump it up my TBR! 🖤 2y
Jovy @Linsy Great! 🙌🏼 2y
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Mommamanzi
Cruel Beauty | Rosamund Hodge
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June is my birthday month (and my husbands & sons) so I don‘t know how much actual reading I will get done. #tbrforjune #familybirthdaymonth

Tamra Wow - a month long party! 2y
Crewgurl ❤️ Cruel Beauty and When Dimple Met Rishi!!!! 2y
Mommamanzi @Tamra yes it is! You throw Father‘s Day in the loop and we have something going on every weekend of the month! 🎉🎁🎉 2y
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Gissy Nice! A big party to celebrate all together! 2y
4thhouseontheleft Can you please confirm you received the #JuniorReaders package? 2y
Mommamanzi @4thhouseontheleft I did. Thank you. Would you like me to send you the list of the dates for the rest of the year? 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Mommamanzi that‘s ok! I have it! I‘ll actually be sending out the next book to you earlier in the month because we will be out of town in the 2nd half of June. 2y
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MirrorMask
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1. Volunteering, reading, and enjoying the weather.
2. Donuts. I can't even remember the last time I had a cake pop.
3. Belzhar, Norse Mythology, Cruel Beauty, Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos, and Sophie's World.
4. Joining Litsy.
5. I'm tagging @seebrittread because she was the first #friyayintro post I saw.

@jesshowbooks

2BR02B #3- you're killing it! 👏👏 2y
MirrorMask @2BR02B Thanks! Two I started at the end of April and finished in May. 2y
seebrittread @MirrorMask, thanks for the tag! 2y
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Psychobabble
Cruel Beauty | Rosamund Hodge
Mehso-so

I felt like this book didn‘t live up to its potential. I didn‘t really care about the characters, the plot wasn‘t that interesting and the romance wasn‘t great. I finished the book for the sake of it.

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Psychobabble
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My next read...this is my first fairytale re-telling!

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PacingTheCage
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1. So, the one that irks me the most, where I work, involves our elevator. People who don't wait 5 more seconds so I can get on and people who rush to get on when I need to get off. Geez.....😠😠😠😠
2. Cake!!!!!!!🎂🎂🎂
3. Trixie (from Trixie Belden mysteries)🐺🐈
4. Horror👹💀👻👾
5. Okay! 😗😗😗

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Bookmarkie I'm laughing at #1 bc I share this peeve. Sweet Jesus, let me off! 2y
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Crystallinegirl
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After thoroughly enjoying Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, I looked up more Rosamund Hodge, because she writes my favorite micro-genre so well! (Fairy-tale and Shakespeare retellings.) Cruel Beauty was another gorgeous, lyrical tale that puts an entirely different spin on Beauty and the Beast. Excited to dig into Crimson Bound (Little Red Riding Hood, I think) next!

Nicki_McCall These books sound wonderful, I need a book like this to escape into. 2y
Crystallinegirl @Nicki_McCall just be warned they are dark retellings, lol. They're great (I'm several chapters into Crimson Bound now) but they are a bit dark. 2y
Nicki_McCall I definitely need read them then :) 2y
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bookishlyisha
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Time to start this book! Isn't that cover just gorgeous?! Also featuring my precious little Queen of Hearts bookmark 😍

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Asthecroweflies
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All I can say is that I LOVE Rosalind Hodge! This book is a little cryptic, but a great read nonetheless.

CharissaWeaksAuthor Loved this book! 2y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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🌹 #ThisRemindsMeOf Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
#BookNerd 📚💙

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GypsyKat
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This book has been on my TBR list, but not high on it. So I was happy to see it for $1.99 today! #BookSale

Karen3 Jut picked this one up! Thanks ❤️❤️ 2y
GypsyKat @Karen3 You‘re welcome! I‘m always happy to enable someone else‘s book addiction! 😊❤️ 2y
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Marissa_Writes
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“Well, I‘m already hoping there could be a dinner where you don‘t try to stab me with your fork,” he said.
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“You might need to make your peace with disappointment.”
― Rosamund Hodge, Cruel Beauty
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#booklover #bookobsessed #bookaholic #bookworm #bookdragon #readersgonnaread #readers #readersofig #Cruelbeauty #crimsonbound

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Captivatedbybooks
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Cant believe i never posted a christmas present all the way from AUSSIE!!!!! My loving #litsypenpal @KirstieE sent these books along with some adorable bookmarks (ill post soon) and candy (i already ate!) #penpalmail

vicgreentoriafield I received Cruel Beauty during last year's Valentine's swap and I loved it! 2y
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HadesLordOfTheDead
Cruel Beauty | Rosamund Hodge
Mehso-so

The book itself was less than amazing, but it was good for what it was. I'm a fan of any and all Beauty and the Beast stories (and any hades and Persephone that falls under the umbrella) and it was light and fluffy and a quick read. Perfect for breaking out of a reading slump which is where I found myself almost all of this year. The plot was predictable, and the ending lack luster, but definitely still fun.

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vonnie862
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Mehso-so

Beautiful cover but I was not as thrilled about the story. It had a promising plot but I felt like it wasn't executed as well.

Visit my blog for full review:
https://vonniesreadingcorner.blogspot.com/2017/12/audiobook-cruel-beauty-by-rosa...

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Mccartershanon
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Guess who‘s in love with Rosamund Hodge! 🙋‍♀️ Find my full spoiler free review here: https://youtu.be/2zD6RJYXgMc 📚💕

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Mccartershanon
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Just like #crimsonbound, Hodge creates a stunning mythology and perfectly blends the story of Beauty and the Beast with the story of Pandora! Oh my god you guys and can‘t get over how amazing her writing style is!!!!! 😍📚

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magicalshelves
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Mehso-so

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

An interesting retelling of Beauty and the Beast mixed with Roman mythology. However, I felt the romance was rushed and not believable.

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Bookzombie
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#trw2017 #fairytalefriday I haven't read this one yet, but it's a Beauty and the Beast retelling that's been on my TBR for a while.

EchoLogical This sounds like a good one! #stacked 2y
MarriedtoMrT It was really good...but then kind of forgettable (for me, at least). 2y
Bookzombie @MarriedtoMrT I read another one by her called Crimson Bound and didn't love it but can't remember why. 2y
MarriedtoMrT @Bookzombie I gave that one three stars on GR but just had to look it up to remember that I read it. I guess for whatever reason her stuff really just doesn‘t stick with me. I think she had another one after this but I decided to even try it. 2y
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Habitualrereader
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Mehso-so

Cruel Beauty is my most recent read, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with bits of Greek mythology mixed in. There were bits of this I enjoyed, but the character "development" felt rushed in several parts and I couldn't make myself care about most of the characters.

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BellaJourney
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Deeply and thoroughly written with intense detail! The novel emphasizes the characters thoughts with twists of dark passionate romance. Combined with myths and complicated history of the past. Every page is covered in a secret beneath a truth. #summerreads

CharissaWeaksAuthor Loved this book! 3y
BellaJourney @CharissaWeaksAuthor Me too! couldn't get enough of it! 3y
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TizJ3ss
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Another wonderful Beauty and the Beast retelling. This one made me laugh out loud in the beginning and had me hooked until the end.

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BookFreakGeek
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Happy Friday!! I just posted a new blog post: 5 fairy tale re-tellings you should check out! Link is in my bio, would love if you checked it out ❤️

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TeenlyThings
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Bookworms Be Like...

Me: Ooh I read this book last year. It ripped my heart out and shredded it into a million pieces.

Also Me: *picks up book and begins rereading* Well just call me a masochist...

Honestly though, this book was really amazing with great character development as well wonderful plot twists. A very "take a look at yourself if in the mirror and accept who you are" kind of book.

Check out my blog @ TeenlyThings.Net

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Tiffanyelain
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Starting this! Picked it up from my library! Heard it was similar and possibly better than ACOTAR... as far Beauty and the Beast retelling goes

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This book is a mix of Greek mythology and Beauty and the Beast. As I read more and more of the story I found myself transported into Nyx's world. It had me so entranced with the story and characters.🥀⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️#CruelBeauty #RosamundHodge #BeautyAndTheBeast #book #books #bookdesign #bookfeatures #bookgeek #bookhoarder #bookhaul #bookjunkie #bookkeeper #booklove #booklover #booklovers #bookcover #bookcovers #bookvibe #bookvibes #bookbinding #nerdy

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FairyHighRoad
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This is a great #retelling of Beauty and the Beast! #sizzlinsummerreads