The Treachery of Beautiful Things - Ruth Frances Long

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The treachery of beautiful things - 
Ruth Frances long
Released: august 16, 2012
Publisher: dial books

Synopsis: "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."

What it's about: A teenage girl gets swallowed by the tree and taken into the fairy realm where she tries to find her long-lost brother.

What I thought: This is the first fairy book I have read, and I didn't really know what to expect. But all expectations got blown out the window, and now I am desperate to read more about the fae! Ms Long creates a fantastic world, one that you delve deep into, and never want to come back up.

the good: Jack. Yes, he is the love interest for the book, but I saw him as so much more than that! He was a fabulously written character and everything just seemed so real! Jenny was a great character too, although at points she did annoy me. The story-line was great, although I wish this book wasn't a stand alone!

the bad: At some points I felt the book dragged slightly.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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  1. Cool review. Glad you liked the story.

    Thank you for participating on the tour.

  2. Great review,
    When I first read the description I was like...WHAT?!? A tree...He got a tree? WHAT!?!?!

    Now that you say it isn't just nonsense, I think I must go off and read this book. Thank you.

  3. Thanks so much for the review and for being part of the blogtour. Glad you enjoyed the book. I'm so happy you like Jack. I'm rather partial to him myself. :) R

  4. I haven't read any fae stories! After your review I'd LOVE to:)

    Thanks so much:)

  5. I've heard really good things about this one and definitely need to get around to buy a copy for myself. Thanks for sharing!

    Fictional Distraction

  6. Great review. I really would like to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  7. Great review :D Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Thanks for the great review and the giveaway! I loved this book so much!

  9. I hope the window was open when the expectations flew out! he he
    Glad you liked it, I love books about fairies.

  10. I look forward to reading this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!


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