Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Early Review: The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

The Treachery of Beautiful Things
The Treachery of Beautiful Things
by Ruth Frances Long

Expected publication: August 16th 2012 by Dial Books

The trees swallowed her brother whole. And Jenny was there to see it. Years later, when she returns to the woods where Tom was taken to say good-bye at last, she finds herself lured into a world where stunning beauty masks the most treacherous of evils, and strange and dangerous creatures await—creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with allegiances that shift as much as his moods. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack’s help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where nothing is what it seems, no one is who they say, and she’s faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice—and not just her own.

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here, she's considered sport to any fae who can get her... but Jack o' the Forest, the Guardian of the Edge, is responsible for her well-being and with the help of the famous Puck, tries to send her back to where she came from... but Jenny is to close to give up, now. She discovers that the man she heard playing, the one she suspects's almost sure to be her brother, is the Queen's piper. And to meet the Queen Titania would be a very, very dangerous thing to her. But almost everything in that place is dangerous. Beautiful, but two-faced and treacherous. Jenny now needs to learn whom she can trust and to what point.
(Nothing against blondes, but I am starting to get tired of so many blond heroines in YA, ok? And redheads.). Oh, and I just went nuts for Jack! Wretched, bewildered and completely torn between duty, love and his own survival. How can someone NOT  love him? The story did drag a bit at some parts, but the plot was so interesting I just kept going, dying to know what would happen next.

I can't say the ending was incredibly creative or at least surprising. Not at all. But it was cute and satisfying nonetheless.

If you enjoy paranormal Young Adults with faerie stories and forbidden romance, then The Treachery of Beautiful Things is your book.


  1. Sounds really good!
    I LOVE fairies!!! :)
    and this is a great review!

  2. I'm digging the title. Puck and Queen Titania kind of reminds me of Midsummer's' night dream . How does it end?

    1. I loved the title, too. And the cover. (those were the main reasons for me to request it, LOL). It ends in the most perfect way possible. Almost unbelievably perfect. >.>

  3. I wanna read it but I didn't find to request in netgalley Oo

  4. Sounds interesting, and such a unique concept. Thanks for the review.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog


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