Monthly Archives: October 2014
Title: Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe)
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Release Date/Publisher: Published January 28th 2014 by Balzer + Bray
Borrowed: Trade Paperback (342 pages)
Finished: July 12th 2014
Series: Cruel Beauty Universe
- Cruel Beauty
- Gilded Ashes
Synopsis from GoodReads:
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 more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.
This Omnibus was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. I decided to write a review for each book individually.
Title: A Dark Faerie Tale Series Omnibus Edition
Author: Alexia Purdy
Published: July 7th 2013 by Lyrical Lit. Publishing
Own (Review Copy): Kindle (588 pages)
Started: July 29, 2014
Finished: September 16, 2014
- Ever Shade
- Ever Fire
- Ever Winter
- The Cursed
- Ever Wrath (not included in Omnibus)
Synopsis from GoodReads:
Shade is thrown into the Land of Faerie when she meets a mysterious Teleen warrior, made of fire and electricity. Sent on a journey to obtain a rare magic only she can wield to save the Seelie forces against the Unseelie armies, she discovers her unique inner magic and possibly a difficult choice in love.
The Unseelie Queen Aveta is not one to trifle with. She hunts Shade down for her own devices and will destroy everything Shade loves to get what she wants.
After barely escaping the clutches of the Unseelie and stripped of her newfound magic, Shade journeys to the Ice Kingdom, The Great Divide, to hopefully retrieve her bound up powers from an Ancient Faerie King named Corb− but loses her memories instead. Alongside her body-guard Dylan, a former Captain of the Teleen Guard, she lays havoc to the Ice King’s fortress and forces their return to the Teleen kingdom. Hurrying to reach the Southern Realm, Shade claims her rightful throne and prepares for the upcoming battle with the Unseelie army.