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The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long Book Review

The Treachery of Beautiful Things
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 :)




15 comments:

  1. Awesome review! I have been wanting to read this book for ages now and I'm so glad to hear you liked it! Like you, I love paranormal creatures in YA, so I think this is totally a book I should read :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jenni @ Jenni's Bookshelf

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    1. Thank you so much! It was really good, I hope you enjoy it :)

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  2. awesome review . it sounds awesome plus pretty cover . tnx 4 your thoughts

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  3. I bought this by accident the other day and I was really excited to see a review for it. It makes me think it was a purchase worth making. :D

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  4. That's some great news, because I've ordered this book not so long ago and it should arrive in the mail soon :D Now I definitely can't wait to get started! Awesome review and I'm glad you loved it so much.

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    1. Thanks :) I can't wait to see what you think of it!

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  5. Great review! I also hoped that the relation between Jack and Jenny developed more as well!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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    1. I'm excited to see what you thought, I'll definitely be checking out your review :) Thanks so much!

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  6. This book sounds absolutely amazing! I have heard of it, but I guess I dismissed it. I will be definitely checking this one out! Awesome review Montana! :D

    And I'm super glad you enjoyed it! Hopefully, I will enjoy it too!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. btw, I love the new blog design ;)

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  7. The book sounds really awesome and I love the cover! Hopefully I'll be checking it out sometime soon.

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  8. Immediately upon seeing this book I had to have it due to how beautiful the cover is. Lucky for me the book lived up to it and more. I am happy to have this on my bookshelf.
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