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Of Beast and Beauty
Of Beast and Beauty | Stacey Jay
23 posts | 20 read | 35 to read
In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret... In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city's vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds. Isra wants to help the city's Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan's enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe. As secrets are revealed and Isra's sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.
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ozma.of.oz
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Mehso-so

A cursed planet, kept thriving only through the sacrifice of blood, & two factions mistrusting & hating each other. Can a prisoner and a queen mend the rift and heal the land?

I loved the fusion of sci fi & fantasy. The world building was interesting. But I‘m not a fan of the enemies to lovers trend, & I felt the ending was rushed with one of the characters finding a diary to explain everything we needed to know in the last little bit. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

ozma.of.oz CW 👇🏻 8mo
ozma.of.oz Lots of references to suicide throughout the book, and child murder in chapter 24 8mo
ozma.of.oz #LMPBC #GroupU #Round14 This will be out in the mail on Monday! (edited) 8mo
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ozma.of.oz
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It‘s here! I‘m so looking forward to starting it! ❤️

#LMPBC #Round14 #GroupU

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Endowarrior21
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"Beauty is wherever you find it, and Beast is when you need to defend it."

Even though I love fairy tale re-tellings like Cinder, this book really surprised me, I really didn't expect to love it so much this time seeing the first time I tried to read it I DNF it on page 38. The characters were so lovable, they grew so much as the story progressed and I found myself genuinely rooting for them. (Continues in comments)

Endowarrior21 (Continued)There are so many things that we can learn from this book especially the idea that beauty is within and i'm glad I have a new perspective on that matter =). The writing was great, the twist on the classic was fantastic and overall a great read! 9mo
ozma.of.oz Sounds like a lot of fun! ❤️ 9mo
Davisemkors Do you want to market this book 8mo
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Endowarrior21
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@Johanna414 it arrived today I truly hope it is better them the first time I tried to read it. #LMPBC @suvata @ozma.of.oz @Bookwormjillk

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Johanna414
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I really liked this one! It was exactly the fast paced, easy read I needed to start the week. Thanks, @Bookwormjillk#lmpbc
@ozma.of.oz @Endowarrior21
I'll try to get it in the mail this week sometime

ozma.of.oz Woohoo! ❤️ 10mo
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Johanna414
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Opened this one today, thinking I'd just read the first chapter or two... I'm almost halfway through it 🤣 A quick, fun read so far! #lmpbc
@Bookwormjillk @ozma.of.oz @Endowarrior21

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Centuries passed and cities rose and fell, wars were fought and lives were lost, but every summer, when Beauty and Beast appeared in the night sky, somehow the people remembered to love a little harder, and never again did their planet fall into darkness.
#OfBeastAndBeauty #StaceyJay #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookjunkie #bookjunkies #bookjunky #bookjacket #bookjackets #bookjacketdesign #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Romance #Retellings 💜💜💜💜

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Centuries passed and cities rose and fell, wars were fought and lives were lost, but every summer, when Beauty and Beast appeared in the night sky, somehow the people remembered to love a little harder, and never again did their planet fall into darkness.
#OfBeastAndBeauty #StaceyJay #funko #funkopop #popvinyl #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookxcess #bookcollection #bookcollector #bookcase #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Romance #Retellings 🖤🖤🖤🖤

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Moodyreader I loved this book! 4y
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Centuries passed and cities rose and fell, wars were fought and lives were lost, but every summer, when Beauty and Beast appeared in the night sky, somehow the people remembered to love a little harder, and never again did their planet fall into darkness. #OfBeastAndBeauty #StaceyJay #lastline #closingline #book #books #bookxcess #bookcollection #bookcollector #bookcase #bookcases #bookcover #bookcovers #bookcoverdesign #bookclub #bookcon 💘💘💘💘

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parasolofdoom
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Mehso-so

Eh. It was okay, don't think it'll be very memorable in a few months. There are odd jumps in both character and plot development that felt like weak storytelling. Some very exciting parts but a pretty middling YA offering all in all

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parasolofdoom
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This is my book club's pick for February (we chose romance as our theme, a lot of variety in the nominations!) Just starting tonight.

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Chrissyreadit
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I really enjoyed this version of Beauty. My favorite is still Robin McKinley's version. The story was fast flowing, could have had more character development and world building, because I think they would be interesting! but entertaining and engaging.

Linear I think I'm eventually going to go through a phase where I read all different versions of Beauty and the Beast so it's good to know that this is out there 5y
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TeachNouvelle
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I'm interested in the premise, but nervous about the treatment of disability politics and the use of blindness in allegory -- can somebody set me straight and assure me this doesn't end with the "transformation" of blind to seeing? #YAlit #retellings

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Tweetyandyreads
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This is sooo good so far!