Me thinks it’s a stand alone. YAY (shrug)
Publishing Date: January 28, 2014
This is beauty and the beast meets Greek mythology.
Nyx’s little town is ruled by a demon who grants wishes that always has a catch. Before she was born, Nyx’s father made a foolish wish and now Nyx must marry the demon-Ignifex. Nyx has known of the arrangement since she was a child and her father has trained her to kill her soon to be demon husband.
- The cover is beautiful. This book will fly off the shelf simply because of it.
- Who doesn’t love a beauty and the beast retelling?
- For a debut novel, Hodge is a beautiful writer.
- Hodge’s imagination is amazing. You get hooked right away.
- There was too much story. Imagine the last 3 Harry Potters crammed into 352 pages. I wish it were simplified or longer.
- I honestly can’t say anything else because I skipped through the second half.
My knowledge of Greek Mythology is BASIC. A 3rd grader knows more than me. This is most likely the reason why I skipped thru the second half. It began to be very confusing.
This, however, is my problem not the book’s. Because the first half was on its way to a 5/5. I highly recommend this book to all who enjoy fair tale retellings and Greek mythology.
Book Clubs for Tweens/Teens-
Please stop reading if you don’t want to see spoilers!!!
I do this b/c I am a librarian that runs a book discussion group for 5th-7th grade. Parents of younger teens are expecting librarians to pick clean books and it is helpful to know if the book is okay for middle school. Otherwise, I am all for Intellectual Freedom.
- I did not read every word, so I can’t give a full review. Based on the first half:
- There was no profanity
- Nyx repeatedly talks about her breast and her uncomfortable corset.
- Sex is mentioned on the sly. “She shares a bed my my father.” “Do your wifely duty.”
- Okay for 14 and up.