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A TALE OF BEAUTIES AND BEASTS

Eimear is Faerie. She left the land of her birth, to find a place where she felt like she could belong. She finds herself in the World, a strange place, where she is the only magical being, and she begins to build a life for herself. But when she encounters Finn, supernaturally beautiful but thoughtless and selfish, she gets angry. In a fit of
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ebook, 254 pages
Published July 4th 2018
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Nicole
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Enjoyable story that combines faeries and a Beauty and the Beast retelling. Minor spoilers follow in this review, but really it's nothing that you won't already know if you know the traditional version of the fairy tale.

I like how there is a reason for Eimear to leave Finn (other than being homesick as is standard in the tale) and also a reason why he's close to death when she returns. Usually I have to roll my eyes at Beauty for her shallow reason for leaving and not returning, and also at
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Barbara Strickland
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fairy tale feel

This was a very different read from my normal. It felt more like a tale than a novel, a tale where we are told what the characters feel and do the way the writer might in an old fashioned fairytale. The result is the reader turns the pages with great anticipation waiting for the storyteller to give us more and she does. No spoilers but there are beasts and there are beauties and it is the readers job to know the difference.
A very good read!
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Fran Laniado’s work, fiction, and nonfiction have appeared in several publications such as Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, Synchronized Chaos Magazine, New Works Review, and Enchanted Conversation. Beautiful is her first published novel. She lives in New York and enjoys theater, yoga, sitcom reruns and lots and lots of books!

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