KarenJo Custodio's Reviews > Cruel Beauty

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
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really liked it
bookshelves: owned-books, read-in-2016

** spoiler alert ** Rating: 3.75

I wanted to REALLY FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS Because I'm a sucker for anything fairytale. The first few chapters were pretty intriguing.... But then I kind of fell into the shadows and darkness...

I didn't hate it but I also didn't exactly love it.

It's been a while since I learned and read about Greek and Roman mythology in high school so I was confused a lot... I pretty much had to reread some parts and still I was confused lol. I felt like there was just so many things going on....

Also, knowing this is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, I kind of had my guess about the big mystery surrounding Ignifex and Shade so I wasn't really surprised at the end. When I finally finished the book and got out of the darkness, I was content but not satisfied. This retelling is quite unique and I did enjoy many parts of the book.... It just wasn't WOW... And I really wanted it to be a WOW kind of book. The cover is damn gorgeous and with a premise like "Her Mission was to Kill him... Her destiny was to love him," I thought I'd be on the edge holding my breath...Maybe the whole Greek/Roman mythology threw me off but whatever it was... I just wasn't very invested into the love story or love triangle... But as a whole... the story is still enjoyable.


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Reading Progress

March 5, 2016 – Started Reading
March 7, 2016 – Shelved
March 7, 2016 – Shelved as: owned-books
March 7, 2016 –
page 95
March 8, 2016 –
page 124
March 8, 2016 –
page 124
March 9, 2016 –
page 173
March 9, 2016 –
page 209
March 9, 2016 –
page 0
March 9, 2016 –
page 209
March 10, 2016 –
page 238
March 14, 2016 – Finished Reading
May 25, 2016 – Shelved as: read-in-2016

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