Mini-Review: The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 12:55 am |

TreacheryofBeautifulThings_JKT.inddPublisher: Speak
Published: August 16, 2012
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 363
Form: Paperback
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Years later, when she returns to the woods to finally say good-bye, she finds herself lured into a world of strange and dangerous creatures.  Among them is Jack: magnetic, temperamental, and not to be trusted.  But Jenny’s determined to find her brother with or without Jack’s help.  As she struggles to navigate a faerie world where nothing is what it seems and no one is who they say, she’s faced with a choice between salvation and sacrifice.

In this modern fairy tale, love can be used as a weapon, and stunning beauty masks the most treacherous evils.

My Thoughts

I started this review a long time ago and now it’s been so long since I’ve read it I can hardly remember.  So I’ll just give you what I can foggily remember.  I remember the prose being decent and being intrigued in the beginning of this story.  But the more I read the more I was ready for it to end.  The relationship with the MC and the supposed love interest was severely lacking in intimacy and RELATIONSHIP!

This book is touted as a modern day fairytale, but really it’s just a hodgepodge of characters and events that are boring and don’t make any sense.  I questioned why many things were happening, but most of all I questioned why I even bothered to finish this.  I just felt like, okay it has to get better or it will start to make sense after this, but it never did.  Honestly, the cover is beautiful, but I’d skip this one if I were you.

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