Of Beast and Beauty

· Sold by Delacorte Press
4.3
64 reviews
Ebook
256
Pages
Eligible
33% price drop on Jan 14

About this ebook

In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.
4.3
64 reviews
Jacqueline
January 11, 2016
This book is about liberation and a sort of freedom that the main characters spend much of the book reaching for. It may be because Beauty and the Beast is my favorite story, but I enjoyed this adaptation to the point of tears.
Did you find this helpful?
ALT
January 18, 2018
It took me 4-5 hours to read.......worth it
1 person found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Yasmin Miller
March 8, 2017
I enjoyed it
Did you find this helpful?

About the author

STACEY JAY is the author of the popular Juliet Immortal and Romeo Redeemed and several other books for young adults. She lives in California with her family.

Rate this book

Tell us what you think.

Reading information

Smartphones and tablets
Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.
Laptops and computers
You can listen to audiobooks purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.
eReaders and other devices
To read on e-ink devices like Kobo eReaders, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Follow the detailed Help Center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.