Book: Craving Beauty
Author: Jennifer Silverwood
Series: A Wylder Tale
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairy Tale
If I could give this book 6 stars, I would. This is the first book I’ve read by Jennifer Silverwood, the author of the ‘Heaven’s Edge’ series, ‘Stay’ and ‘Silver Hollow’.
I didn’t read the synopsis for this book because I wanted to be surprised by her writing. And boy, did she surprise me. At first, I was extremely confused with the pace of the story. We follow Vynasha, where she delivers roses to a family member in the small village. The story jumps seamlessly between the present and the past, injecting a clear background upon which to build.
Then Vynasha and her nephew, Wyll, goes on an adventure which might present a cure for Wyll’s deteriorating body. After Vynasha leaves Wyll with two people in the woods for his safety, her story truly begins.
This is a wonderful, and gripping retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Expect to be confused, infuriated, miserable… Expect to yell at the pages of the book and to be transported to an enchanted realm like nothing else before…