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Craving Beauty

(A Wylder Tale #1)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Sometimes there is no knight in shining armor. Sometimes the damsel has to be the hero.

Vynasha has spent the last four years tending her mother's roses and looking after her nephew. The fire that killed their family has left her scarred and put Wyll on the brink of death. Soon the first frost will come down from the mountains and she knows this winter will be his last.

Kindle Edition, 3, 249 pages
Published September 1st 2017 by SilverWoodSketches (first published January 1st 2013)
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Cursed Castle.
A young girl fighting to save her brother.
A retake on Beauty and the Beast
The synopsis describes the plot and in the end gave me a guideline to the book.

Don’t get me wrong, Craving Beauty was a tale scribed with vivid beauty and descriptive writing that made the world building simply amazing. The imagination behind the concept was also superb. But then came the plot. I liked the overall idea of the tale but felt it was all over the place. So many open ends that just hung
Title: Craving Beauty (A Wylder Tale #1)
Author: Jennifer Silverwood
Publisher: SilverWoodSketches, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Retellings, Fairy Tales

**I received a copy of this book free from Book Enthusiast Promotionsand the Author in exchange for an honest review**

This review can be found on myBlog,TeacherofYA's Tumblr, and myGoodreadspage

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Beautiful cover, is t it?

So I know I didn't post a currently reading for this, so here's the blurb:

Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Craving Beauty is the first installment from A Wylder Tale series. I enjoyed this retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It ends with a cliffhanger that makes me want more. I can not wait to read the next book in the series.
I give Craving Beauty 4 stars.
Thorn Osgood
3.5/5 stars

Craving Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood is the story of Vynasha. Set in a valley surrounded by the Azul and forbidden Wylder Mountains. She and her nephew, Wyll, are the remaining members of a once thriving family. Permanent disfiguring scars remain on her and Wyll from the fire that took his mother and she blames herself for what happened.

When a beggar tells her where she should go for Wyll to be healed, hope stirs within her and she sets out with Wyll on a journey, trusting in the
first I would like to thank the author for offering this book in exchange for a honest review.

wow. I've always loved the tale of Beauty and the Beast, but this version is truly evocative and just a bit gothic. With Beauty being a bit of a beast and the prince being not what I expected. Grendell a name I've seen in a tale called Beowulf, he was the monster who lost his arm, here he is the golden eyed beast who becomes entwined in Ashes life. Here in this tale she seeks the source in hopes of
Melissa Turrieta
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Craving Beauty was not what I expected at all. It was a little slow in the beginning and at times confusing. However if you can stick with it there is a cliffhanger. I am on the edge of my seat at to how book two will go. It was very old world meets majik realms. As a fan is the Disney version it was fun to read someone else's take on the story.
Agustina Zanelli
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, retelling
Me encantó este libro. Está repleto de misterio y secretos enredados que mantienen la intriga y el suspenso durante toda la historia. Los personajes parecen estar ocultando muchos secretos y eso los hizo aún más fascinantes. Hay unos giros y revelaciones muy interesantes, mucha tensión y adrenalina. Me gustó mucho toda la parte fantástica de este libro, hay seres muy creativos que hicieron la lectura atrapante. También me encantó la ambientación oscura que tiene esta historia. Amo los ...more
Lori Byrd
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good story with lots of adventure in it. I am looking forward to the next one in the series to continue the adventure. A fast paced book. I enjoyed it immensely.
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vynasha is a scarred Beauty in search of a cure for her nephew, Wyll, who was burned in the fire that took their family. She travels into the mountains to find the Source, but the magic she discovers is a curse, not a cure. Trapped in a castle full of beasts and ghostly beings, the days edge closer and closer to a dangerous fate--being tied to a cursed Prince. Her only chance at escape could cost not only her life, but the lives of those trapped with her, but she can't abandon Wyll or her hope ...more
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are a fan of fantasy in general and new twists on familiar stories, then this book is for you. It is beautifully written with richly worded descriptions of the characters and world. There is so much going on that the mind keeps racing to keep up with all the details. I really want to know who all these players are and how this story finally resolves. Little by little the author shows us the true nature of the characters and leaves us to question their actions and motivations. I hope the ...more
Pallavi Bansod
A blah beginning! Can't help but admire my efforts of sticking till the end!
It keeps on getting better and better.
According to me,there should have been more conversation between the characters instead of describing so much about the scenario.
The ending left me extremely curious.

May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast is retold in a Gothic setting where nothing is exactly as it seems and the heroine must be her own hero...
Amanda Mantonya
Jul 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF. Creative ideas and unique retelling. But confusing to attempt to read through the unrefined writing. That and the fact that it's a trilogy and you don't even get most of the answers from this one book
Lexie Szalanczy
I thought it started out well, but then I was confused as to which of the three guys I was supposed to be supporting. From what I could gather, the (second) Beast we see who is more like the Beast of the fairy tale probably isn't going to be the true love interest, which I'm fine with, but I couldn't pin down how the Beast, the Prince, and the Dungeon Keeper were related. (Obviously at the end I figured out the relationship between two of the three, but a lot was left unclear). Also, I hadn't ...more
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Jennifer Silverwood has been involved in the publishing world since 2012 and is passionate about supporting the writing community however she can. After studying traditional art at University, she loves helping Qamber Designs & Media bring authors’ books to life. Jennifer is the author of ten novels and founder of We Write Fantasy, a blog and support group for fellow genre authors. She is the ...more

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