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Sarah has always been on the move. Her mother hates the cold, so every few months her parents pack their bags and drag her off after the sun. She's grown up lonely and longing for magic. She doesn't know that it's magic her parents are running from. When Sarah's mother walks out on their family, all the strange old magic they have tried to hide from comes rising into their mundane world. Her father begins to change into something wild and beastly, but before his transformation is complete, he takes Sarah to her grandparents—people she has never met, didn't even know were still alive. Deep in the forest, in a crumbling ruin of a castle, Sarah begins to untangle the layers of curses affecting her family bloodlines, until she discovers that the curse has carried over to her, too. The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast . . . unless she can figure out a way to break the curse forever.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780805099836
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Mar 11, 2017

What a beautifully written book! It was filled with rich metaphors and similes, which sounded natural. Often, metaphors and similes can sound forced, making them stick out badly, but here they blended in perfectly.
The story was also engaging and surprised me. I felt pretty sure how it was to enfold, but then, wham, and all preconceptions fly out the window. Overall, a very enjoyable read.

ArapahoeBridget Aug 24, 2016

This is a somewhat darker fairy tale adaptation, and it's beautifully written. The exploration of Beauty and the Beast tied to family and curses and secrets is interesting, with a bit of darkness.

Jul 13, 2016

A rare fantasy fairytale gem. The writing style is just fraught with magic in its descriptions and comparisons and unique voice...I don't know if I've ever seen anything quite like it. The book is littered with beautiful language, and the fairy tale vibe itself seems somewhat like some story you've heard before, but completely *isn't*. Quite the interesting read, quick and short but lyrical and thoughtful.

kirstd31 Jun 03, 2016

I could not get into the book. It was boring. Maybe I will try to read it again later.

Dec 09, 2015

Oh. My. God.

This book. Why isn't this book more popular?

Please, please read it.


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Jul 13, 2016

"We have not always been beasts."

Jul 13, 2016

"Even wings of small creatures change the shape of the universe..."


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Nov 24, 2015

orange_eagle_202 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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