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Stacia in Progress

Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

Currently reading

Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
Still Life with Strings
L.H. Cosway
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Books we've read

Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

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This Bachelor's Rose Isn't Very Desirable

Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge
Don't look at the shadows too long, or a demon might look back.

Words - lovely, haunting, beautiful words.

"That's what makes you my favorite." He reached up and wiped a tear off my cheek with his thumb. "Every wicked bit of you."


Words - dark, scary, ominous words.

You were sent here to die.

Words - damning, horrific, perilous words.

I am the plaything of a demon.

Words - funny, bantering, entertaining words.

"I hope you aren't planning to order me back to bed."
"No, you have far too much crockery at your disposal."

This isn't the Beauty and the Beast of your childhood. Do you dare to seek out the man inside the demon?

You will hate and hurt each other and become your own monsters.

I'm happy to have found another book to add to my beautiful word porn shelf. Laini Taylor was needing some company. 

What I didn't like : the weird melting pot of mythology and lore, both new and old, real and imagined. We have the B&B mansion happenings, the greek gods and characters on the outside of the story, and mentions of things which brought me back to our world, such as the day of the dead. It was a bit congested up in this mix.

That's about all I didn't like though, so no real major complaints. For once, I didn't mind the lack of fantasy-ish action in this particular story, since I wanted to read a re-telling of the B&B couple itself. While I love female assassins in fantasy, I wasn't a huge fan of Graceling, so that comparison didn't mean squat to me.

You may know Beauty and the Beast, but not quite like this.