Monday, September 17, 2012

Daisy's Mini-Review of The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

Title/Author: The Treacher of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
Publisher/Date published: Dial, August 16th 2012
How I got this book: received it from the publisher through NetGalley

Goodreads summary: "The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice - and not just her own."

I've never been a huge fan of faery books, but I decided to give this one a shot, because I became creepily fascinated with this one when I read 'the tree swallowed her brother whole'!
And was I ever RIGHT in picking this book to give the genre another shot!

Reasons why you should read this book:


-A determined, flawed and brave heroine that I could root for.

-THE BOY. Jack is a heterochromatic-eyed swoon-inducing boy who completely stole my heart.

-Smooth, beautiful writing with a pace that was just right.

-An introduction into the fae world that shows both the beauty and the cruel side of it without apology.

This book left me smiling and I just know it'll be one of those stories and characters that'll stick with me for a long time. Highly recommended, even if you're not into faery books!

My rating: 5 stars


  1. This sounds amazing.. haven't actually read many faery books, but maybe I should!

  2. I'm usually not one for Fey books, either. I don't know why, but I never can get into them. But this book looks amazing. I definitely need to check it out. Thanks for the mini-review. :)

  3. Not a big fan of fairy books either, but it helps to know "this one's different." Thanks! Nice review.

  4. I am really interested in this one and it's definitely going up my que now!

  5. I loved this one! Especially Jack and his heterochromia ;)
    Glad you loved it too!

  6. “I don’t think that you need to be a specialist to be able to write good reviews. Quality reviews really shine by themselves, and people without literature degrees can certainly write them if they read widely and well.”


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