The Friday 56, #6: Cruel Beauty

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.


*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.

*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.

*Post it.

*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.



Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

It looked exactly like the shadow that would be cast by a man walking one step in front of me, dragging me forward. But no hand grasped my wrist, only a band of shadow; no one walked in front of me.
Except this walking shadow.

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge is a dark and twisted retelling of Beauty and the Beast. From my review:

The product of a bargain forged before her birth, Nyx Triskelion was raised with one purpose in mind–to kill the demon who has imprisoned her home Arcadia and cut it off from the rest of the world. Deep down, Nyx knows she’s been sent on a fool’s errand, but duty binds her to marry the evil lord Ignifex and avenge her mother’s death. But dangerous secrets lurk in every shadow of the Gentle Lord’s castle and the longer Nyx remains in the cursed house, the more she discovers that nothing, not even the demon himself, is what it seems…” Find my full review here.

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