Top Ten Tuesday: 26- Underrated Authors in Fairytale Re-tellings

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Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish as ususal~

Since it has been a few weeks since my last “Friday’s Fairytales” (stay turned- it is back this week!!), I decided to dedicate this post to my top ten favourite fairytale re-tellings. Most of these authors seem to stick within this genre, as well so it isn’t entirely out there from this weeks topic of “most underrated authors”, so- without furtherdelay!

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48. Cruel Beauty- Rosamund Hodge

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Title: Cruel Beauty

Author: Rosamund Hodge

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On the Shelves: Young Adult> Fantasy/Re-tellings

Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love. (Goodreads 2014)

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Monthly Round Up: February Wrap Up and March TBR!

February has been quite a busy month for me, except for the last two weeks where I’ve not been able to do anything due to my knee injury. However, I’m surprised I got so much read since I had to get my Masters Dissertation submitted this month (wooo finally over!) I’m also happy because I got all of my original February TBR read and more! Yay progress! So, what did I read, and what will I be reading in March?

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2014 New Releases I’m Excited For: January

In this segment, every month I’ll be posting the list of upcoming books I’m excited for, starting with January 2014.

January seems to be a very busy month in the publishing world (especially the 28th!), and I’m very excited for it!

*Note: All Book descriptions under the cut are taken from Goodreads.

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