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Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
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Oct 20, 2012

Read in January, 2012

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I’m going to be honest and let you know that I read Monstrous Beauty in January (it’s now the end of October) and am just now writing my review. So if things seem unclear, it’s because I am a procrastinator and should have written my review months ago. But enough of that.

At first, I didn’t enjoy Monstrous Beauty. It took a bit for the story to pick up, and before it did I found the book to be quite bland. But once it did kick into high gear, with mystery and thrill racing through every page, Monstrous Beauty turned into a book I couldn’t and wouldn’t put down.

The characters weren’t outstanding per se. They fulfilled their roles, but none stand out to me as noteworthy. The interactions between the characters, though, I found to be quite satisfying. Along with the chilling storyline, the characters are what really drive Monstrous Beauty.

Something I do remember very vividly is that Monstrous Beauty tells two tales, one past and one present. The stories seem unrelated at first, but as the stories progress, their connection tightens until they are one in the same. And both of these storylines are pulse-pounding, atmospheric, and downright creepy.

Though I can’t remember it as well as I’d like, having read Monstrous Beauty months ago, I do remember it being a spooky, sometimes horrifying novel. It’s perfect for this time of the year, and I do recommend reading it.

Whew, I’m glad I finally wrote that review!

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Reading Progress

01/18/2012 page 50
01/22/2012 page 121
41.0% "Going to set this aside for a bit." 1 comment
01/28/2012 page 150
51.0% "Goal is to finish this by Wednesday, but will probably do it tonight."
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Larissa How is it so far? REALLY looking forward to this one! (:

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