Purely wonderful. Purely magical.
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite of the Princess stories. I’m not sure if it is because Belle is a nerdy brunette with a lot of sass and a love for books (sounds familiar..) or if it’s because she is one of the few princesses that doesn’t fall in love within the first meeting with their prince.
Feyre lives in a world separated by a wall. On the south, the mortal humans live in fear of those immortal faeries that live in the north side of the wall. A treaty was made long ago between the two species that they would basically leave each other alone.
So what happens when, under spoiler-like circumstances, Feyre basically has to sign over her life and live in the North with a faerie and leave her family behind? Not to mention that she promised her mother she would take care of them when she died and they LITERALLY depend on her for food, money, and any other necessities you can think of?
All she can think about is finding a way back home to make sure the masked-faeries haven’t left her family to die of starvation.
It seems that the faeries of the Spring Court can’t remove something as ridiculous as a mask from their face because of some strange power. Their powers are weakened by it too. But who cares about that? Obviously not a human who hates faeries, especially the ones she is doomed to spend the rest of her miserable life with, and has other, more important, things to worry about.
At least… for now.
I loved this book. It has been a while since I had gotten into a high-fantasy book (if you don’t count Game of Thrones), and this one did not disappoint. The writing was good enough to stand out to me. It wasn’t written to pointedly make me feel a certain way like a lot of young adult books lean on these days. it was actually written to coast you through the story and not really direct you, if that makes sense. I had enough creative freedom to come up with ideas on my own, yet I didn’t stray too far from the path.
It was good enough to make me add it to my favorite young adult series books AND give it five stars. With my average of 2.99, that is a big deal.
I don’t think I can wait for the next book to get to my house by Saturday; but then again, the book didn’t end on a cliff hanger. I wasn’t like squirming and screaming afterwards; there is a definite idea of what the next one could go to and there is closure for sure, but I know there is more to come and this is just the beginning.