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Rabid Reading

Book reviewer at The Demon Librarian. Evil Queen. Hater of slugs, clowns & the color pink. Pandora addict. Reading, always reading. 


Favorite book genres: UF, PNR, Dystopian, YA/NA/Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi Romance, and anything written by Karina Halle.

The Treachery of Beautiful Things - Ruth Frances Long I love me a good Fae book, and this one really shines. Yes, some suspension of disbelief was necessary, but then, that's sort of a requirement when reading faery tales, isn't it? I don't read these kind of books because they are real. I read them because they are strange and wonderful and impossible. Technically, Treachery is a YA novel, but it didn't read like one. Set in a breathtaking world that is every bit as treacherous as the title implies, it is, at its heart, a dark tale, where everyone has an agenda and danger lurks around every corner. It's not at all like Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. In Treachery, Oberon and Titania are deadly, devious characters. Cross them, and you'll regret it. Even Puck is different - older, more serious, and not looking at all like a rakish boy. I liked Jenny a lot, but it was Jack who really drove the novel for me. Talk about a guy who's been dealt a crappy hand in life. Oyyy. How could I not root for him? Even at his worst, I knew he would come through when it mattered. And he did. If you love stories about the Fae world, you should definitely check this one out. 4.5 stars