Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Treachery Of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long.
Publisher: Dial Books.
Pages: 384.
Release Date: August 16, 2012.
Source: NetGalley.
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.

The Treachery of Beautiful Things, with it's gorgeous faerie scenery, intriguing creatures and heart-pounding action, is like the The Iron Fey series meets Snow White and the Huntsman.

Ruth Frances Long created this beautiful world within the woods and the descriptions were so, so detailed and vivid. I think that was one of my favorite things about this novel. Another one of my favorite things were the creatures. I've already met quite a few of them in The Iron Fey series and other faerie books, but Ruth puts her own little spin on them and even introduces me to a few new interesting creatures.

I love how brave and determined and strong-willed Jenny is. From the very beginning, when Tom was first taken, I was entranced in her story and her quest to find him and bring him home. I wouldn't say that I loved her as much as I wanted to. There were moments when she didn't really have much of a personality, but when I closed the book, I was really satisfied with her and how she ended her story. And although I liked Jenny, I absolutely loved Jack. He's strange and aloof but you can't help but adore him. And I definitely did NOT see his big twist. That sort of came out of nowhere and smacked me in the face but I always appreciate a book that can surprise me!

The action and thrills in this book are ridiculous. And when I say ridiculous, I mean CRAZY GOOD. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Overall, I really enjoyed The Treachery of Beautiful Things. It's a non-stop thrillride full of epic action, a romance to root for, strange creatures and scary monsters and an adventure that will definitely keep you turning pages. Fantasy fans and faerie book lovers - this is a book that I think you'll like as much as I did!

Other reviews for The Treachery of Beautiful Things:
The Reader Bee.
Itching for Books.


  1. I'm really glad you enjoyed this one! I love the cover and it sounds like a book that I would quite enjoy, especially considering you compared it to The Iron Fey series and Snow White and the Huntsman. Plus, I love strong-willed heroines!

    1. It's as if The Iron Fey Series and Snow White and the Huntsman got married and had a baby. This book would be it! Hahah. :)

  2. Why haven't I heard of this book before?! This sounds SO good. Will definitely be checking this out. Thanks for the review, Katie!

    1. You're welcome and thank you for the comment! It's definitely worth checking out! :)

  3. Jenny was an awesome character, I liked how she remained steadfast and strong through out the book.

    And SIGH YES THE ROMANCE. That was great.

    Also? I think I need to watch Snow White And The Huntsmen now.

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