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.
Hi everyone! :) The Treachery of Beautiful Things turned out to be such an amazing and captivating novel! I loved the storyline and how well it was written.
I’ve always really loved stories with fairies and mermaids, and basically anything that derives from myths. I really like books with those type of paranormal creatures ;) I think that’s part of what I loved so much about the idea and setting behind the story. I also loved the author’s take on fairies and the woods. It was inspired by older myths and told such a beautiful story.
The Treachery of Beautiful Things is about a girl, Jenny, who saw her brother disappear into the forest a few years before. Seven years after his disappearance, she goes into the forest to find him and ends up meeting a guide named Jack who doesn’t seem to want her there.
The plot and writing was awesome! There were so many unique characters and shocking plot twists throughout the entire book. As Jenny travels through the forest with Jack and Puck (yes-that Puck) you really got to see everyone’s character. Jenny was a really stubborn, but caring person. Jack had a lot of secrets but was definitely an overall good guy. Puck was pretty funny, but he was a lot different than I expected him to be.
The relationship between Jack and Jenny was pretty awesome. I wish it had been developed a bit more, but overall, they made a great couple. Also, I wish that the ending hadn’t been so abrupt and that it was a little bit longer. Other than that, I was a huge fan of this book! I’d give it 4 out of 5 flowers :)