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Flavor of the week:
Of Beast and Beauty
Genre: Fantasy, Retellings, YA
Publication date: July 23rd 2013
by Delacorte Press
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.
Stacey Jay is a recovering workaholic (or at least working hard at recovering) with three pen names, two small children, and a passion for playing pretend for a living. She’s been a full time mom-writer since 2005 and can’t think of anything she’d rather be doing. Her former careers include theatre performer, professional dancer, poorly paid C-movie actress, bartender, waiter, math tutor (for real) and yoga instructor.
Other releases this week:
*In no particular order* *Click on title links for Goodreads*
– Sizzle (Bad Boy Rockers #1) by Lexi Buchanan
– OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu [Purchase]
– A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly #2) by Susan Dennard [Purchase]
– Escaping Reality (The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #1) by Lisa Renee Jones [Purchase]
–The White Princess (The Cousins’ War #5) by Philippa Gregory [Purchase]
– The Forgotten Ones (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #6) by Pittacus Lore [Purchase]
– Truth (Finding Anna #3) by Sherri Hayes [Purchase]
– Starglass (Starglass #1) by Phoebe North [Purchase]
– Charmed (Death Escorts #2) by Cambria Hebert
– Carniepunk (Hell on Earth) [Purchase]
– Extremities: Stories of Death, Murder, and Revenge by David Lubar [Purchase]
– Broken Homes (Peter Grant #4) by Ben Aaronovitch [Purchase]
– Nomad by J.L. Bryan
– Shadows of Glass (Ashes Trilogy #2) by Kassy Tayler [Purchase]
– A Really Awesome Messby Trish Cook, Brendan Halpin [Purchase]
– Kiss of Venom (Elemental Assassin #8.5) by Jennifer Estep [Purchase]
What’s on your wishlist this week?
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