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I am an absolute Book-o-holic. There is nothing better then getting swept into a great story till you can no longer differentiate your feelings from those flowing from the pages. I love living hundreds of lives thru my books. There is something so therapeutic about being able to "click off" and let my mind wander in the most amazing places. My love affair with books is unparalleled and now I have a blog to share my passion. BOOKWORMS UNITE! We were a dying breed that has made a ferocious comeback.

Heartbreaking, beautiful story

Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge

I freakin loved this book. There were so many aspects that made it well worth the read for me. I guess let's start with the setting. I thought this world was absolutely fascinating. I'm assuming it's along the lines of Ancient Greece due to the mythological beliefs and hermetic teachings but I guess that's kinda subjective. Anyway. I'm a sucker for mythology so I loved that this was peppered with it. Also I took Latin in highschool so anyone who can quote my favorite saying " ave atque vale" is thumbs up in my book. It was not originated from shadowhunters FYI in case u were wondering. Anyway I was sucked in from the start then once I met Nyx it was all over. Her characters depth really spoke to me. She tried her best to be the dutiful daughter and sister but somewhere along the line a cold hate corrupted her heart. Oh wait I know why bc her father bartered her away for his own gain and her twin sister got to live a happy life while she got to marry a demon lord and get killed trying to take him out. It's much more than that. The inner workings of the Triskelton (spelling) family are portrayed flawlessly . Through Nyx's pov I could sense each forced smile or silently swallowed tears as if it wear my own. I thought Nyx was brave and pretty much down right awesome.  It really makes the story when the main pov is so kickass. She wasn't afraid to admit she had darkness in her heart. I loved that. Now on to Ignifex. I must have banged my head repeatedly  bc I was so ridiculously attracted to his charecter. I couldn't help myself. I have a crush on a Demon Lord. I'd like to say it was the first time but I think there have been other demon cruches. Hmm I should look into that bad boy obsession I have. Anyway major spoilers ahead so please Proceed with caution! right away I wanted her to fall for Ignifex then Shade came along and I was like ohh girl go with him. He reminded me of Jem from Infernal Devices for some reason. He seemed into her but only for the hope of reuse she gave him. Then I kinda thought what the hell! Shades alittle bit of a bitch but of course I know he was cursed or something but still there was something so submissive about him that was a turn off. Yes I love the Alphas.  When Nyx and Ignifex finally started to form there bond I was really excited for her. But alas it was to good to be true. Nyx let her wet mop of a sister convince her to slay the only man who ever loved her. That angered me that She finally had a chance at happiness even if it was at Arcadias cost. Guess I'm more selfish then Nyx ever was. Anyway if your a fan of Mythology, fairy tales, or true love this story will definitely peak your interest.