Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Title: Cruel Beauty
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Genre: YA

Cruel Beauty is like Beauty and the Beast, except Beauty is FUCKING PISSED that she gets married off to a beast, and the beast is a demon who grants wishes.

As a result of a dumb-ass wish made by her father, Nyx has known all her life that she will be forced to marry the Gentle Lord, a demon who has tyrannized her people for 900 years. Understandably, she is not pleased about this. Nonetheless, her father sees an opportunity, and trains her to kill the demon. Cold, right?

When Nyx arrives at the demon's castle, she discovers that she's actually a lot like him, and maybe she does not want to kill him after all.

Beauty is a heroine who is famous for being a martyr, but in this book, her sacrifice is unwilling. This creates a character who is a little bit damaged, pretty goddamn tough, and seriously likeable.

Buy it.


4/5 Brass Knuckles

Full disclosure: I borrowed this book from my sister after I bought it for her because I wanted it TOO. 

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