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In alternating chapters, tells of the mermaid Syrenka"s love for Ezra in 1872 that leads to a series of horrific murders, and present-day Hester"s encounter with Ezra"s ghost that reveals her connection to the murders and to Syrenka.
|LC Classifications||PZ7.F1984 Mon 2012|
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|LC Control Number||2011031668|
Author Elizabeth Fama (Overboard) gives Monstrous Beauty style and punch. For a book aimed at readers 12 and up, the violence (including a graphic sexual assault) comes as a shock, but it raises the stakes for all the humans, mermaids and other creatures involved in the unfolding story. The book I had actively been avoiding (I don’t do mermaids) was one of the most engaging books I read during the challenge. If not for the challenge, I may not have rediscovered the magic of having a story read to me. If not for the challenge I would not have discovered the joy of “reading” Monstrous Beauty. For the record, it is so much.
BookNook — Young Adult book reviewsI have read no other book like Monstrous Beauty. We have mermaids, ghosts, history, lineage, love, heartbreak, and a fascinating story with multiple characters whose lives, deaths, and fates are all intertwined.I love how Monstrous Beauty is told in two different time periods: modern day and the s. It allows us to follow Hester's life as she tries. Check out my review of another book by this author! Elizabeth Fama is the author of three young-adult novels: Plus One (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ), a RITA Award finalist; Monstrous Beauty (FSG, ), included on the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list, and winner of the Odyssey Honor Award; and Overboard (Cricket Books.
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama ISBN: Publication date: September 4, Publisher: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux. Either way, I loved the thought-provoking, truly immersive way this book was written, and now just can't wait to read more by Ms. Fama, as well as hear more by Ms. Kellgren. -Thanks to "Monstrous Beauty," you may henceforth officially consider me a devoted fan of both.:) ♥ 1 person found this helpful.
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Elizabeth Fama's Monstrous Beauty is a Monstrous beauty book and twisted concoction of myth, curses, history, and murder. It is a piercing story about a mermaid who longs to love and a young girl who has discarded any hope of it. I haven't read many sea-folk lore, and so won't pretend to understand this "new" and "original" approach to the mermaid legend/5().
Monstrous Beauty is a hauntingly beautiful tale of love, deceit, fate and tragedy. It's one of those rare books that caught me completely off guard and in a very good way. And here's the thing while it does contain mermaids, I wouldn't exactly say Monstrous Beauty is a mermaid book/5(88).
Monstrous Beauty is a hauntingly beautiful tale of love, deceit, fate and tragedy. It's one of those rare books that caught me completely off guard and in a very good way. And here's the thing while it does contain mermaids, I wouldn't exactly say Monstrous Beauty is a mermaid book/5(86).
A Monstrous Beauty: A Beauty and the Beast Retelling by Carol E. Keen I have always loved the story of Beauty and the Beast, so when I read the synopsis of this book, I was intrigued to read it. The story itself is actually set for tween/teen readers and I do think they would enjoy it/5.
MONSTROUS BEAUTY by Elizabeth Fama | Kirkus Book Reviews Read the Kirkus Review of MONSTROUS BEAUTY. A mermaid's attraction to a man begets both love and evil in the waters off Plymouth, Mass., where these exotic creatures have always lived and will live forever. Monstrous Beauty. by Marie Brennan.
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Once she was a princess who smelled of roses and pure delight. Her parents named Brand: Book View Cafe. “Monstrous Beauty packs a serious, sexy wallop.”--Bookpage "Fama (Overboard, ) delivers a beautifully written, romantic ghost story with an artful construction that incorporates a murder mystery and detailed historical fiction.”--BCCB.
" [One of] of the most compelling (and gory) mermaid eth Fama's Monstrous Beauty is by far the most sophisticated but also the most mature in its treatment of the consuming loves and violent deaths wrought by mer-folk." Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal.
Stunningly wrought and carefully crafted, "Monstrous Beauty" is a feast for the senses, and quite the teaser for the brain. I don't even know where to begin talking about how much I loved this book. If you like paranormal romance and historical fiction, you simply must read this book/5(21).
Book Overview Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences.
Monstrous Beauty by Marie Brennan Seven tales of supernatural horror A maiden in a tower. Monstrous beauty.
Some features of WorldCat will not be available. Monstrous mermaids, ghosts, and a century-old curse feature in this beautifully crafted, compulsively readable thriller.
Inmermaid Syrenka falls in love with a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences.
The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean—but, in Elizabeth Fama's Monstrous Beauty, powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering /5(27).
Monstrous Beauty was two stories twisted together, blending into the ultimate paranormal mystery. The story was told in two parts: (1) the past - the s when Syrenka and Ezra crossed paths and (2) the present when Hester, the last of a line of cursed women, lived and dealt with her genetic defect/5(K).
Monstrous Beauty Seventeen-year-old Hester feels drawn to Ezra, and as she investigates her family history, she learns why. Digging into resources at the Plymouth Library, she learns of an ancestor who was said to be a mermaid, who gave up her life in the sea to marry a human.
Monstrous Beauty is a complex book full with sorrow, love, loss, and survival. It is not your typical fluffy mermaid book. There is plenty of depth in these pages.
Final Verdict: Monstrous Beauty had its ups and downs. A beautiful tale filled with complex characters. A lore that was completely enchanting. MONSTROUS BEAUTY. by Elizabeth Fama. Age Range: 12 - 18 BUY NOW FROM.
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A grandmother in a cottage. A stranger at a ball. None of. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama Digital Audiobook narrated by Katherine Kellgren. Published by Macmillan Audio on September 4th Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Mermaids, Mythology, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult Length: pages or 8 hours, 1 minute Source: Overdrive Goodreads • Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Book Depository • IndieBound.Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist.
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