✅ Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1) PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Rosamund Hodge – Snackgo.co.uk

Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1) 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.Based On The Classic Fairy Tale Beauty And The Beast, Cruel Beauty Is A Dazzling Love Story About Our Deepest Desires And Their Power To Change Our Destiny.Since Birth, Nyx Has Been Betrothed To The Evil Ruler Of Her Kingdom All Because Of A Foolish Bargain Struck By Her Father And Since Birth, She Has Been In Training To Kill Him.With No Choice But To Fulfill Her Duty, Nyx Resents Her Family For Never Trying To Save Her And Hates Herself For Wanting To Escape Her Fate Still, On Her Seventeenth Birthday, Nyx Abandons Everything She S Ever Known To Marry The All Powerful, Immortal Ignifex Her Plan Seduce Him, Destroy His Enchanted Castle, And Break The Nine Hundred Year Old Curse He Put On Her People.But Ignifex Is Not At All What Nyx Expected The Strangely Charming Lord Beguiles Her, And His Castle A Shifting Maze Of Magical Rooms Enthralls Her.As Nyx Searches For A Way To Free Her Homeland By Uncovering Ignifex S Secrets, She Finds Herself Unwillingly Drawn To Him Even If She Could Bring Herself To Love Her Sworn Enemy, How Can She Refuse Her Duty To Kill Him With Time Running Out, Nyx Must Decide What Is Important The Future Of Her Kingdom, Or The Man She Was Never Supposed To Love. If one of us had to die, it ought to be the one with poison in her heart Actual rating 3.5Maybe it s just me, but I ve rarely encountered a Beauty and the Beast retelling that I haven t loved Ok, except Beastly That abomination was just horrible all the way around And let s not even mention the movie Some people just have the kind of face that just begs for an encounter with my fist, and pretty boy Pettyfer is one of them But I digress.This was a very enjoyable read, though not without If one of us had to die, it ought to be the one with poison in her heart Actual rating 3.5Maybe it s just me, but I ve rarely encountered a Beauty and the Beast retelling that I haven t loved Ok, except Beastly That abomination was just I love twisted fairy tale retellings, and Cruel Beauty definitely hits the mark for me This isthan a retelling of Beauty and the Beast though It is a story on its own, with hints of a familiar tale yet completely new Nyx has been trained from an early age to marry Ignifex, aka the Gentle Lord, then kill him and free her kingdom He is beautiful, wicked, seductive, and with a really ugly side When her wedding day comes and she is suddenly married and trapped in his beguiling house I love twisted fairy tale retellings, and Cruel Beauty definitely hits the mark for me This isthan a retelling of Beauty and the Beast though It is a story on its own, with hints of a familiar tale yet completely new Nyx has been trained from an early age to marry Ignifex, aka the Gentle Lord, then kill him and free her kingdom He is I don t know if Cruel Beauty truly deserved five stars on merit but goddamnit I m awarding it all the points for enjoyability All of them I loved the hell out of this story The passion The intrigue Ignifex Nyx s rage Ignifex All the kissing Nyx.This book kind of had it all for me Plot, mystery, intrigue and a whole lot of making out It s almost like Hodge was trying to distract me from the crazy plotholes and loose story structure It was fantastic I haven t been this entertained by I don t know if Cruel Beauty truly deserved five stars on merit but goddamnit I m awarding it all the points for enjoyability All of them I loved the hell out of this story The passion The intrigue Ignifex Nyx s rage Ignifex All the kissing Nyx.This book kind of had it all for me Plot, mystery, intrigue and a whole lot of making out It s almost like Hodge was trying to distract me from the crazy plotholes and loose story structure It was One of the Best, Angriest, Cruelest, Beautiful Retellings..Not just a different retelling of a story as old of time ,But it also mixed with as many of ancient Greek Myths.And by the end you ll feel that it s came so, Original Even if yo One of the Best, Angriest, Cruelest, Beautiful Retellings..Not just a different retelling of a story as old of time ,But it also mixed with as many of ancient Greek Myths.And by the end you ll feel that it s came so, Original Even if you hated it, got angry by the middle of it you ll appreciate the ending..that will make amends..makes you see the whole picture betterwith the tricks of time InstaLove Mini English Review Well, I loved the beginningpromising of Dark, Cruel Beauty and the Beast retelling..mind the spitful, cruel, protagonist that in need for a serious Anger Managementnot the beast, nope..the girl For one moment, I felt like a river running down to his ocean.i feel like i need to drop a few lines here about what, precisely, i felt was lacking in this story i so rarely throw down a fewer than three stars rating on here, i figure an explanation may be helpful i m not going to go into too much plot detail, since there are a bazillion reviews of this book already on here i just want to have a record of my own reaction, for the day when some stranger asks me WHYYYYYYYYYYYY i didn t like th For one moment, I felt like a river running down to his ocean.i feel like i need to drop a few lines here about what, precisely, i felt was lacking in this story i so rarely throw down a fewer than three stars rating on here, i figure an expla I loved the first 100 pages of this book so much that i was 99% sure it d be a 4 or 5 star book I loved the writing and the main character s sass, and the Dark Lord or whatever his title is was REALLY interesting But holy moly, this book does a 180 It starts out strong but turns into trash HORRID instalove, obnoxious and confusing love triangle , and I was completely baffled by the world magic system I m not sure if it s because I listened to it on audio, but i am SO confused by e I loved the first 100 pages of this book so much that i was 99% sure it d be a 4 or 5 star book I loved the writing and the main character s sass, I have to give the narrator, Elizabeth Knowelden, some credit here She tried She really, really tried to salvage this book by giving the main character tons of personality, but not even she could change the source material The fact is that Cruel Beauty made absolutely no damn sense.How does the magic work I dunno.Who are the real bad guys I dunno.Wait, what s the SECRET Well, I dunno because Nyx learns it and then FORGETS i Goddamn it I wanted to like this one Hell, I expected to like this one Sadly, I did not like this one I almost don t even have the energy to review it because I m just so fucking disappointed that I want to forget about it and pretend it never happened So here you go One lazy ass review Nyx is a sacrifice Her asshole of a father made a deal with a demon to beget children on her mother Like every other deal EVER made w Let me say it now Cruel Beauty is one fantastic, gorgeously written, spectacularly dark debut Many of its aspects may not appeal to some readers, and I understand that although I really loved how the romance in Cruel Beauty and the love triangle note the quotation marks don t run off played out, I do understand why some other readers, a handful of my friends amongst them, take issue with much of this novel But honestly, it s been over a week since I ve finished Cruel Beauty, and I have Let me say it now Cruel Beauty is one fantastic, gorgeously written, spectacularly dark debut Many of its aspects may not appeal to some readers, and I understand that although I really loved how the romance in Cruel Beauty and the love triangle note the quotation marks don t run off played out, I do understand why some other readers, a handful of my friends amongst them, take issue with much of this novel But honestly, it s been over a week since I ve f


About the Author: Rosamund Hodge

Writer Catholic I love cats myths girls with knives My latest novel is BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE, the first book in a duology about Romeo and Juliet and necromancers The sequel, ENDLESS WATER, STARLESS SKY, will be out in July 2018.Goodreads policies I do read messages I seldom friend people I never comment on reviews of my own work.


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