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352 pages, Paperback
First published September 4, 2012
Why I Absolutely Adored MONSTROUS BEAUTY:
**Syrenka. A beautiful mermaid seen frequently off the coast by local fisherman for many years - often they fall so entranced by her beauty that they follow her into the ocean, only to drown. For this reason, some locals see her as a curse and want her caught and killed. Most other locals do not believe that seafolk exist.
**Ezra. Ezra believes she exists, because he has seen her. He saw her as he was writing/drawing in his journals one day. A young Naturalist, he wept with joy when we saw her, because she was proof of a myth that he had only heard and suspected before then. He began to come to the shore and sketch her every day, asking her questions of the workings of the sea. Soon the two were deeply in love, both longing for a way to be together.
**Hester. Hester is a young lady who lives in the present day. In love with a boy who might love her back, Hester knows she cannot commit to him. See, there's this strange curse that exists in her family where women always die when they have their first child...so she can't in good faith marry and continue this streak of bad luck with someone else. Dejected, Hester stumbles upon a mysterious man on the beach who seems to be pretty confident that he can help her find the answer to her medical mystery. As she begins to confide in him and visit him often - always in a cave by the ocean - she begins to be drawn to him in a weird, unexplainable way. AND his name is Ezra...Hmmmm....
Monstrous Beauty will appeal to fans of:
Mermaids and Ghosts
Paranormal Fantasy with a touch of Romance
Strong, Well-Developed Characters
Alternating Settings (Time)
Character-driven stories AND Plot-Drive Stories
Complex Plot Twists
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama will be published on September 4, 2012.
๏ MY RATING ๏ ☆3☆STARS - GRADE=C