Series: Cruel Beauty Universe

Average Rating: 4


Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Posted 29 April, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments
Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

 “Astraia might not be brave, but she wanted me to live. And here I was, wishing her dead in my place. If one of us had to die, it ought to be the one with poison in her heart.” I happen to love the movie The Beauty and the Beast, and I’ve never read a retelling of the story, so I was intrigued. “One of us had to die. That was the bargain Father had struck, and it was not her fault that he had picked her to be the one who lived, but every time she smiled, I still thought: She smiles because she is safe. She is safe because I am going to die.” This novel was definitely engaging and interesting. It followed Nyx as she was set to be married to Ignifex, the Gentle Lord who rules their kingdom. She’s been trained to kill him since her birth and goes into the castle where he resides knowing that she will not live through it, but willing to sacrifice her life for the good of her kingdom. Little did she know, there was more to the Gentle Lord and his castle than she had anticipated, and she finds herself with feelings for both the Gentle Lord and his servant, Shadow. This novel started out with a bang and got right in with the good stuff. There weren’t many […]