[Of Beast and Beauty] Kindle ✓ Stacey Jay


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  • Of Beast and Beauty
  • Stacey Jay
  • English
  • 10 November 2019
  • 9780375991004

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Free read Ð Of Beast and Beauty 102 Stacey Jay ó 2 Read & download Characters Of Beast and Beauty People the Monstrous from starvation Neither dreams that together they could return balance to both their worldsIsra 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. This one was a very low 3 stars for me I probably would have rated less than 3 but I didn t think it would be fair to the book because it wasn t badly writtenBut I was so BORED the entire time I was reading I kept waiting for whatever awesomeness was supposed to happen that made seemingly every other reviewer fall in love with itIt never happened for me I didn t hate the characters but I never fell in love with the idea of Isra Gem together Part of that reason may have been because of the image that got stuck in my mind of his physical descriptionGem was described as this lizard like creature Now I m not sure what the author intended but I kept picturing some scaly Creature from the Black Lagoon Only with sharp pointy teeth It just ruined any chance that I could get behind the kissing scenes I m sorry I m sorry I know that it s wrong of me to judge a character on their looks Especially in a Beauty and the Beast retellingI feel so ashamed but I couldn t help it It grossed me out and I couldn t get past it I m thinking I would have been fine if they hadn t done all the sexytime stuff internally screamingTHE TEETH Watch the TEETH IsraOk obviously a lot of readers weren t bothered by this which probably means I m even shallow than I originally thought Which is sad I mean if my husband had scaly skin shark teeth I d really miss himNow while I did think this was a really different and interesting take on Beauty the Beast the plot seemed to drag too much for me to find it truly interesting However it does have an incredible backstory setting with this cool sci fifantasy feel to itSo while it wasn t perfect for me it might be perfect for youAlso reviewed for The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy could return balance to both their worldsIsra wants to help the How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work) city’s Banished people second Classic Sail 2015 Calendar class The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner Gem who has been Tom of Finland. The Complete Kake Comics (Bibliotheca Universalis) captured while. This one was a very low 3 stars for me I probably would have rated less than 3 but I didn t think it would be fair to the book because it wasn t badly writtenBut I was so BORED the entire time I was reading I kept waiting for whatever awesomeness was supposed to happen that made seemingly every other reviewer fall in love with itIt never happened for me I didn t hate the Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers characters but I never fell in love with the idea of Isra Gem together Part of that reason may have been because of the image that got stuck in my mind of his physical descriptionGem was described as this lizard like Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper creature Now I m not sure what the author intended but I kept picturing some scaly Creature from the Black Lagoon Only with sharp pointy teeth It just ruined any The Little Book of Sleep: The Art of Natural Sleep chance that I A Quilt Block Every Day 2016 Wall Calendar: with 366 Blocks could get behind the kissing scenes I m sorry I m sorry I know that it s wrong of me to judge a SPIDER-MAN PAR J. M. STRACZYNSKI T03 (PAN.MARVEL ICON) couldn t help it It grossed me out and I Fields of Fire (Frontlines Book 5) couldn t get past it I m thinking I would have been fine if they hadn t done all the sexytime stuff internally screamingTHE TEETH Watch the TEETH IsraOk obviously a lot of readers weren t bothered by this which probably means I m even shallow than I originally thought Which is sad I mean if my husband had scaly skin shark teeth I d really miss himNow while I did think this was a really different and interesting take on Beauty the Beast the plot seemed to drag too much for me to find it truly interesting However it does have an incredible backstory setting with this Quilting Block Pattern-a-Day 2019 Calendar cool sci fifantasy feel to itSo while it wasn t perfect for me it might be perfect for youAlso reviewed for

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Free read Ð Of Beast and Beauty 102 Stacey Jay ó 2 Read & download Characters Of Beast and Beauty Trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses she begins to care for him and to uestion everything she has been brought up to believeAs 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 lo. Rating 45 StarsEvery good fairy tale has a few critical elements We have our heroine and our hero their epic tale of romance the obstacle in their way and most likely there is a curse to break as well Beauty and the Beast is easily the best of these fairy tale stories far romantic than Snow White much darker than Sleeping Beauty and all together satisfying than Cinderella With Of Beast and Beauty however Stacey Jay has managed to mix together all of the correct ingredients and just a little something a secret ingredient if you will And thus I am finally elated to proclaim that Juliet Marillier s Heart s Blood is not my only favorite Beauty and the Beast re tellingthis one is too Our HeroineIsra the blind ueen of this tale is unlike any protagonist I expected For one I love that right from the start Jay manages to twist this classic tale around so that it is not a woman caught in a man s castle but rather a man caught in a woman s And yet despite being the ueen of her domed city Yuan Isra is powerless In her world Smooth Skins live in glass domes to escape both from the harsh conditions of the outside world and from the mutations that take place there giving the people who live there the name Monstrous All Isra knows is that the Monstrous are cruel and dangerous and that to live safely every few decades a ueen must willingly sacrifice her blood to the roses that bloom in the gardens and keep their dome intact Nevertheless despite knowing her fate Isra is not content to merely sit still in the tower her father has confined her in Instead she escapes each night to roam through her city yearning to feel the wind on her face though she cannot and yearning even to see When she catches a Monstrous Gem in her city walls one night Isra is terrified and curious For all her airs and graces at her core Isra is just a girl one who yearns for friends and freedom What I love about her is not that she is courageous for she is but rather that she is perseverant and no matter what refuses to go down the wrong path Further her blindness is not the detriment most people believe it to be It enables her to see with untainted eyes and this this I loved Every love story is made better by characters who look beyond appearance and not only does Isra s blindness make her romance stronger it also makes her bolder in her vision for a better world Our Hero Gem the Monstrous who breaches the city walls and winds up being Isra s prisoner was possibly a character I liked better than our protagonist First and foremost I have to mention that his narration was perfect I love that Jay chose to add than one point of view in this tale as it helped to see the situation at hand from both perspectives Isra and Gem s people have a long and estranged history Although they both were once the same race the new and magical land they came to sought to help them through mutations which many of the people were frightened by Thus seeing Gem s perspective his starving people their different customs and traditions only added to the world building Further I love that Gem is so unapologetically honest When he first sees Isra he s there to kill her to take her roses and food and help his people Even as the two get to know each other he still thinks of ways to kill her alongside ways to help and comfort her Jay never crosses that awkward line of insta love and instead allows their romance to develop right alongside their conflicted feelings Gem especially is flawed and the fact that he is even flawed than Isra at times makes him seem all the human despite his scaled body An Epic Tale of RomanceI do actually think this is a beautiful love story Not only is the pacing perfect but the reasons behind it true understanding not lust are evident too Further there is no concrete Beauty and Beast in this tale Both Isra and Gem have their own aspects of beauty and bestiality to their personalities and the fact that either of them could fulfill those roles is utterly satisfying And yet what really made me fall head over heels for this romantic pair was the fact that their physical attraction was explored as well Jay doesn t hesitate to explicitly state that Gem and Isra are physically attracted to each other as well I feel as if most literature either goes one way or the other true comfortunderstanding with a few chaste kisses or pure lust Of Beast and Beauty manages to strike a balance between the two however which I appreciated If there is a dearth of anything in fiction it is of a teenage girl acknowledging that she wants sex so I particularly enjoyed seeing Isra approach their relationship in a light in which she felt comfortable wanting physically and especially seeing how that empowered her in many ways Obstacle in their Way Obviously there are many hurdles for these two to cross And yet perhaps most taxing emotionally is the truth of their pasts For both Gem and Isra their union is foolish and unethical despite how right it feels Not only do their people hate each other but their people would hate them if the truth emerged as well Further Isra has a duty as ueen to at least marry before sacrificing her life for her people I was pleasantly surprised that Bo the man she is supposed to marry is given his own slices of narration as well From Bo we finally see that Yuan is than merely a kingdom it is a cage to all sorts of people not just Isra Additionally his perspective allows us to see the true political rulers of Yuan Isra is just a sacrificial doll at the end of the day and this only raises the stakes and heightens our bond with her A Curse I won t deny it the original curse in Beauty and the Beast is a little lame I ve seen it employed in various ways in multiple re tellings which is why I love that the curse in this novel is of a different darker nature Granted Isra and Gem must fall in love but are so many deeper subtler nuances to this as well For one the curse began when the first people began to build a divide between themselves the Smooth Skins and the Monstrous From that initial fear and hatred grew an even scarier and deadly curse one that demanded blood As the book unfolds so does the full entirety of the curse and what it has done to both Isra s life and Gem s It has affected everyone in different ways over the centuries and as the full implications of that are felt it is shocking One of my only ualms about this plot device is that the majority if not all the information about the curse is revealed in the prologue of the novel Of course seeing Isra discover this information and relate it to her own sheltered life is what makes the novel so intriguing but it also manages to take away a little from the overall reading experience Nevertheless I have to hand it to Jay she can build a complicated world a complex romance and even twisted curse I love it Of Beast and Beauty is a must read for fans of romance world building and fairy tales As a fantasy fanatic I loved the inclusion of magic the uniue take on this classic tale and most of all this breathtaking romance Although I m a little skeptical to try Jay s other works seeing the mixed reviews they ve gotten I am eager to see what she comes up with in the future If it s as brilliant as this you can bet I ll be clamoring after it for sure

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Free read Ð Of Beast and Beauty 102 Stacey Jay ó 2 Read & download Characters Of Beast and Beauty In the beginning was the darkness and in the darkness was a girl and in the girl was a secretIn 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. Of Beast and Beauty really did surprise mePrior to starting this retelling I was absolutely certain that the Beauty aka Isra in this story would be the Beast but I soon discovered that I was on the wrong track There is no Beauty and there is no Beast which is what makes this fairy tale retelling so intriguing and memorable Isra s kingdom is falling apart The only thing that keeps it from crumbling is the roses But the roses are greedy they are hungry and they want to be fed but to feed the roses means to commit sacrifice The women in Isra s lineage have all given their lives to protect the people of the kingdom and preserve the latterNow it s Isra s turn to willingly give her blood to the malicious roses I adored simply adored the new elements Stacey Jay incorporated in this retelling She kept everything from the original story but distorted the elements to make them darker and added surprising twists If this book were a word of the dictionary it would definitely be a synonym of originality One thing I didn t appreciate that much is the love triangle If you remember Belle has a suitor Gaston that tries to win her heart but never wins and Belle is in fact annoyed with his trying to win her over from the very beginning WELL in this retelling Isra is close to falling in love with Bo and actually kisses him in the first eighty pages I was really shocked by thatCharacter wise I considerably liked every one of them even Bo euivalent of Gaston and every supporting character too Because they all show distinctive ualities and personalities They are the ones who make this retelling a beautiful one and very much enjoyable to readThe world building is sadly horribly bleak We are given information on why the kingdom is in danger of dying and why there are Monstrous and Smooth Skins and how the curse that has befallen the population can be lifted but this book lacks in settings and distinctive events There is little action it s principally about Isra falling for Gem and their inner lovey dovey thoughts I m exaggerating it s actually sweet but there sure is a lot lot lot of romanceThere s so much to love though and that s why I think you should give it a try Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google


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    [Of Beast and Beauty] Kindle ✓ Stacey Jay Stacey Jay ó 2 Read & download Characters Of Beast and Beauty 45 starsGrowing up Beauty and the Beast was my favorite Disney movie C’mon a chick that likes to read a spooky castle evil townies a Tauren love interest plus some homoerotic household goods? What’s not to love? So it’s understandable that I was a little nervous that this book would take those wonderful childhood memories and shit all over them It didn’t It took everything that I loved about that movie and made it darker

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    [Of Beast and Beauty] Kindle ✓ Stacey Jay Stacey Jay ó 2 Read & download Actual rating 35This book is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast where Beast is the captive and Beauty is neither a beauty nor a paragon Isra is not Belle she is Rapunzel she is Sleeping Beauty She is a princess in a tower locked up safe coddled and infuriatingly protected from the real worldI wanted desperately to love this book but it just didn't turn out as well as I had hoped I absolutely love alternate versions of fairy tal

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    [Of Beast and Beauty] Kindle ✓ Stacey Jay This one was a very low 3 stars for me I probably would have rated less than 3 but I didn't think it would be fair to the book because it wasn't badly writtenBut I was so BORED the entire time I was reading I kept waiting for whatever awesomeness was supposed to happen that made seemingly every other reviewer fall in love with itIt never happened for me I didn't hate the characters but I never fell in love with the idea of Isra Gem together

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    [Of Beast and Beauty] Kindle ✓ Stacey Jay The BatB checklist☑ BeautyIsra is not the conventional Beauty For one she is blind but her narrative didn't really feel like she is blind I mean dude she rappells from her tower to the garden way below Daredevil is the only blind person I know who can do that Second she wasn't a beauty at least for the entire first 70% or so I was under the impression that she isn't conventionally beautiful bordering on hideous what with the reaction of t

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    Characters Of Beast and Beauty [Of Beast and Beauty] Kindle ✓ Stacey Jay Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ó Stacey Jay Rating 45 StarsEvery good fairy tale has a few critical elements We have our heroine and our hero their epic tale of romance the obsta

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    Characters Of Beast and Beauty [Of Beast and Beauty] Kindle ✓ Stacey Jay This book was absolutely nothing like I expected Even the blurb didnt give away the fact that this was a futuristic sci fi and not a high fantasy And it wasnt much of a Beauty and the Beast retelling either There was not much left of

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