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Savage Beauty

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  532 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Once upon a time, a beautiful queen was cursed by a dark faery. That curse, inherited by twin princesses, Aura and Luna, binds their lives in the strangest of ways. At an early age, the girls were more than sisters. They were the strongest of allies until a combination of jealousy, anger and dark magic tore their relationship to shreds.

Aura took everything from Luna: her
Published February 2nd 2018
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Mia DuPuis Yes they are all set in the same world.

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Yes they are all set in the same world.

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Savage Beauty was such a good book. It went by way too quickly for me and I feel kind of empty without it now.

It’s about two sisters who were two peas in a pod. Well until jealousy became a huge bitch to them. Aura doesn’t seem to know my good friend karma but Luna is going to make sure she does. This hook is a twist on a favorite fairytale with lots of revenge. I LOVE KARMA!

Okay, so Aura was basically super jealous of Luna. Why? She had everything in her eyes. The boy. The love. The fame. Well
Mara YA Mood Reader
DNF @50%. I don’t enjoy multiple 1st person povs, especially when they just recap the same events in a different pov, feels like a cheap filler to me when authors do that.

The premise was there but....halfway through and I still don’t care about the characters or the plot.

And the whole “Fae-Witch” things annoys me.

There are witches and then there are Fae. Faeries have magic because they are bleeding faeries. They don’t fly around on brooms and brew potions in cauldrons like a Disney witch. Nop
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
more like a ⭐⭐.5

My thoughts = I don't know how i feel about this book, reading the synopsis in goodreads it made me so excited to read it and when i got to the end I just feel... Blah. Nothing. No excitement, no inspiration, no sparks, just nothing. Now don't get me wrong the story have tons of great ideas and I wish the author would just build up the world more but it just didn't fall through for me.

For one, the main character was hell bent in destroying her twin sister in what looked like a
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
For the nth time, Casey L. Bond never fails to deliver a one-of-a-kind story, a retelling like no other, a tale as tall and high as Mount Everest. This time, with Savage Beauty, I am left in awe and wonder as I reminisced Sleeping Beauty's story, but more on the Grimm side. And what a wonderfully savage story this was!

I've read multitude of stories about twins having opposite personalities and growing up as enemies instead of loving sisters/brothers. But this is the first time I encountered twin
Irma *Irma The Book Whisperer*
“Do you overreact to organized spices and kindness very often, or are you just cranky because you woke from your nap?” I snapped, immediately regretting the words. I wasn’t a coward, but neither did I want to die at the hands of a fae witch.
To my surprise, she didn’t gut me. Instead, a slow smile stretched over her lips, as brilliant as I’d imagined. Not that I’d imagined she had those small fangs...

Bravo for originality. I've enjoyed reading this fairy tale retelling of Sleeping Beauty. Loved
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first fantasy book I have read by Casey L Bond. I usually read her RomCom or Contemporary Romance stories, however, this fantasy fairy tale retelling was amazing. I loved the twist she puts on fairy tales. It's a backwards way of thinking things with the retelling. I loved reading both POVs from the sisters and also the other characters involved. The world Casey L Bond built inside Savage Beauty is incredible, I don't know where she comes up with this stuff. What I do know is that Ca ...more
Kira Simion
Fueled by lust and sister/girl hate, with an unhealthy dose of petty arguments, this book is here.

The bulb was so exciting, but I wasn’t interested in the characters and thus not the plot.

The one thing I found fun was the magic as it was strange and fae-like even if it wasn’t explained and they all seemed either all powerful or weak as a fish.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Ahhh this review is hard for me to write. Let me explain my conflicting emotions. I had been anxiously awaiting this book since I finished the 1st in the series (Riches to Rags) which was a 5 Star read for me! I loved that book something fierce which was surprising given that I was never a huge Cinderella fan. But Sleeping Beauty was my absolute favorite AND the retelling has one of my FAVORITE eliments...Fairies!!! Needless to say, I had super high hopes.

Let me start with what I loved:
- Dark
Katherine Paschal
**3.5 Stars**
Luna and her twin sister Aura have been in a feud for almost their whole lives, the sisters polar opposites, light and darkness, but both full of fey magic. Luna wants to get revenge on her sister for the horrorific death of William, the prince that she loved. Aura just wants to control her sister and gather more power, but Luna just won't cooperate! When William's brother finds his way to their kingdom, Luna vows to help him survive and return home. But she has no idea what she is
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
SAVAGE BEAUTY is a dark twist on the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. Aura and Luna are sisters, but they're the complete opposite if each other. Luna is cursed to sleep all day, can control air and fire, and is strongest during the night. Aura is cursed to sleep all night, can control water and earth, and is strongest during the day.

Their sisterly bond has been fractured because Aura has taken so much from Luna, including William, a prince Luna loved. For this, Luna wants to sever the bond t
Tiera McMillian
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not only are Casey L. Bond's covers all amazing but her stories are always so engaging and also unique. I really loved the mystery of this book. As a reader, I was just riding along expecting one thing, only to be wrecked at the end by the plot twists.

We spend most of the story in Luna's POV. Luna is written as the obvious bad guy at first glance. She is the dark witch to her sister's light... however once we really get to know their personalities lines begin to really blur and we learn that Lun
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it
⭐ 3.5
I got this book based off the summary in Ebook format. The summary sounded magical and captivating, and the story was. It showed the strong bond between two sisters (literally) and how even in the hard times they are always there for.

What I liked:
• The magic was cool. I've never read a book where the Fae was mixed with being a witch and being able to make spells. It was something new that I enjoyed reading
• Having the sisters split between the seasons and day. I thought that was so unique
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow oh wow oh wow!!!!! I am virtually speechless. I don't know if this is a myth/fairytale retelling or not but it's one of my favorite books of 2018!!!!

Aura and Luna almost remind me of the twins in that horror movie One Missed Call....when the dark evil seeming twin had the golden heart whilst the golden twin has the dark soul.

Phillip was an interesting hero, especially when compared to his older brother, William. Though used as a pawn at times, I found his character stronger than the challe
C. Erani Kole
*voluntarily and honestly reviewed the ARC I received from Lady Amber's PR*

When I first read the blurb, it sounded a little too cliche (like they'd done it on purpose or something) but I really enjoyed the first book in this author's line of fairytale retellings, so I bypassed the good twin / evil twin thing and dove in. And. I. Am. So. Happy.

The thing kinda lays it out for itself but as I read, I found that I really loved Aura's character. Luna was strong and kind of a downer (but in a funny wa
Emily Goodman
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Once again, Casey Bond manage to reinvent a classic tale by putting her own magical spin on it. In Savage Beauty, Bond gives us a much different look at Sleeping Beauty. Instead of our beloved Briar Rose, Bond tells us of her two young daughters Aura and Luna. One guided by light, the other by darkness, these two sisters are left to fend for themselves after child birth takes their mother and their magical Fae father disappears. Left to cope with their witchcraft the sisters find themselves pitt ...more
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I was so happy when I saw this book on prime and I had to grab it up. I love retelling's of classic fairy tales and I was not surprised that this author did an amazing job with retelling Sleeping Beauty. We are introduced to Luna and Aura, both are twin sisters who were born with powers from an evil fae father. Though their powers are very unique and I loved that this was written in this way. Luna controls the night and Aura the day. Luna will try everything to rid herself of her sister yet you ...more
Sep 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
Yuuuuuuck :(

So the main character is in a murderous rage the entire book, she tortures animals and people, the book is awash in violence and gore, and there's an explicit sex scene with a 17-year-old girl. this supposed to be young adult? It's not even suitable for me. So why did I keep reading? The writing is engaging, even brilliant at times, and I was too eager to know how it ended. But it really wasn't worth it. The cat was the only character I really liked. Best to skip this one.
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being an adult sucks because all I wanted to do was read and life wouldn’t allow it. I couldn’t out the book down. Carried my Kindle everywhere just in case I had a free moment I could attempt to read.

Savage Beauty is an amazing twist to our favorite fairy tale. The plot was magnificent, that I shared with my own twins, being that they too are complete opposites who constantly fight with one another, typical siblings. Anyways, it became predictable what was happening but regardless, the book is
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fae, fantasy
This was good, but it was missing something for me and I'm not sure what. Maybe the characters could have used a little more depth and a little less insta-lust. I did like the charcters though, especially Phillip. This book had fae witches! And dark fae princes. It was a unique take on sleeping beauty. The ending bummed me out a little bit, but it did add to the story and make sense. ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Savage Beauty is a different retelling of Sleeping Beauty, totally different but still keeping with the faerie tale (see what I did there???) I’m not big on retelling novels however I enjoyed reading Luna’s and Aura’s tale. It’s twisted, dark and so did not see it ending the way it did. Reading both sisters POVs really helps connect with each sister in ways you won’t expect. Casey L. Bonds writing style is one of my favorites to read, it’s smooth, flows together and at the end satisfies but leav ...more
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best Fantansy I have read in ages!!
Maraya21 (The Reading Dragon)
The Seven Kingdoms - Author suggested reading order:
#1. Riches to Rags ★½
#2 Savage Beauty
#3 Unlocked
#4 Brutal Curse
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading Savage Beauty. I like the idea of fairy tales for adults and this book was my entry into this sort of book. It read like a fairy tale and kept me intrigued. I felt like this book could have easily been turned into a trilogy because it felt like there was room for more depth and more of a story to it.
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Twin princesses, born of the curse of a dark faery, bound to each other as well as to the seasons, sun and moon. As girls, they were closer than most thought possible. The bonds to each other making them stronger when together and inseparable, or so they thought.

When a prince comes between the sisters, their jealousy and anger tear them apart. When Aura, princess of light and summer takes everything from Luna, princess of the night and winter, including the man she loves and murders him in front
This is by far one of the best fairy tale retellings I’ve read! In fact, I’m a much bigger fan of this version than the original (although it would definitely be too scary for a Disney movie). It’s like Briar Rose and Maleficent were twins, they were both able to practice magic, and neither were even close to the people you grew up thinking they were – in fact, the complete opposite.

What I enjoyed the most about this story is that there was so much depth to it. There were layers upon layers of e
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Merril Anil
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book
One is day and another is night. One is light while other is dark. The book is the story of two opposite natured sisters and literally like day and night. The core concept was interesting and the author had also picked up on the new trend of taking light as the villain and the dark as the good guy. Talk about sibling rivalry and the author had taken it to a murderous level. Phew !! now that is an interesting thing to look forward in a book

Savage Beauty is fantasy romance that comes with everythi
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was ok

It started out so well and I found myself thinking it might be up there for me with the ACOTAR series (obviously nothing can ever be on par, but it can be close), but then 50 pages in it just flopped. The writing became dry and there was too much explanation and insta-love like I've never seen it that just felt so bland and fake and wrong.
I didn't care about the characters and the plot was so drawn out I started skim reading parts of it. The multiple POVs were also not done very well with so
Tate Townsend
Apr 23, 2021 rated it did not like it
Don't let the pretty cover and alluring synopsis fool you! This is a book full of vague insta-love, incredibly unbelievable dialogue, and no plot or character depth whatsoever. On top of that, the verbiage and editorial construction of the book is that of a elementary/middle school level. This might be categorized as YA, but it's more geared towards children if it weren't for the needless gore.

The ultimate goal of the protagonist, Luna, is to collect a series of objects for a complicated spell.
Lemjane Kamaku
Oct 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Faeries? Twins? Different personality? SIGN ME UP WITH THIS FANTASY!
I love this book when I first read it. It was so exciting for find twin princesses and faeries basically fantasy. It was an exciting and fun to read. I love learning a lot of witch-y stuff.
Kinda gave me a School of Good and Evil mcs.

I loved the 1st person narrative, but Aura didn't have a lot of "screentime". And I find it sad how there wasn't enough of her 'cause I love her personality and everything. But wh
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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fanta ...more

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