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Aug 13, 2012

The Treachery Of Beautiful Things, Blog Tour & Giveaway!

The treachery of beautiful things
Author: Ruth Frances Long
Pages: 384
Goodreads AVG Rating: 3.97
Sourse: ARC provided by the Publisher.
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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.


I have to admit that the first time I read the summary for this book I thought about The Iron Fey series, which I love a lot. But while I started reading I was like... excited! It isn't any alike. You can think that after reading tons of books about fae, you can get bored, but I didn't. The world created by Ruth is exquisit and charming. 

Yeah, you'll read again about Oberon, Titania, Puck y Mab, but HELL!!! They're not the same you read before they're so beautiful it hurts to see, and so terrorific it hurts to think.
Like you can read in the summary, Jenny comes to the Faerie world with the intention to take her brother back. What she didn't thought was about all the things that could happen to her there. All the treats, and the fear, all the pain, and also, all the love.
The characters are something magical, like taken from a book wrote years before on golden pages. They're totally different, almost unreal, but so real at the same time.
See? I can't be focus, I just finished it and I'm still thrilled and absolutely in love.

The heroine: Jenny is brave. That's the only word I can think of to start talking about her. I swear I don't remember any moment to dissapoint about her, of crying and so damn drama. She is a strong character. Selfless and mature.

The crush of the book: Jack... Okay, I am weird so I'll say that when I read his description I "run" to google to search "his kind of eyes" and I loved it, that was the first thing I loved about him. But then, comes to most. He is protective but not the boring and suffocating kind. He is just really lovely and good... and well, misterious.

The villians: Mab, Titania and Oberon... Oh surprise, yeah, they were the villians.. but heck, forget about the other Mab and Oberon you met before. They're are a new kind of malevolence. Don't want to say more, because I want YOU to meet them!

In fact, all about this book is great, very complete and beautiful. 
It has all the things you want in a YA book: action, romance, a little of drama, amazing characters, a very well created universe, powerful writing-style, and a great plot.


A lifelong fan of fantasy, romance, and ancient mysteries, Ruth Frances Long studied English Literature, History of Religions, and Celtic Civilization in college and now works in a specialized library of rare and unusual books. She lives in County Wicklow, Ireland. The Treachery of Beautiful Things is her first novel for teens. 
Visit Ruth at | @RFLong

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  1. Wonderful review! Thank you for participating!

  2. I have this book on order and can't wait to get it. Love the cover!
    I'm really glad you liked it. Based on the synposis, I am already predisposed to love the book.
    Thanks for the review!
    Tammy @


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