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Author: Hodge
Illustrator: Rosamund
Publisher: Harper Collins
Year Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-0062224736
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 8, Grade 9

Cruel Beauty

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An engaging and complex tale that infuses elements of the Greek myth Cupid and Psyche and the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. Nyx has been raised to marry and murder the Gentle Lord, the tyrant held responsible for separating her land from the rest of the world and controlling the demons that haunt it. However, once Nyx meets her new husband, Ignifex, she soon realizes he is not the monster she was brought up to believe. She must choose between following her heart and fulfilling her duty. The tension and resulting banter between Nyx and Ignifex is lively and sharp. This is an intricate and arresting read for teens who enjoy mythology and romantic fantasy.

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