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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WoW [64] - Of Beast and Beauty

Of Beast and Beauty - Stacey Jay
Release Date: July 23, 2013

In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.

Why I am waiting:
I adore books like this, and I have a soft spot for Beauty and the Beast. This sounds pretty different from the Disney version, but right up my alley.

What book are you waiting on this week?


  1. It definitely doesn't sounds like the Disney version. I'm excited to read this, too. Come on Tuesday. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  2. I don't know why but that Nikki Minaj/Justin Bieber played in my head when I saw this one. I need help, I know.