(Monstrous Beauty) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Elizabeth Fama


Monstrous Beauty

Monstrous Beauty review î eBook or Kindle ePUB Nvestigates her family’s strange sad history The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard the crypt and at the bottom of the ocean but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long a. This is a mermaid story Consider yourself warned I have yet to read a mermaid story that I actually really really liked I was hoping to like this as much because it comes backed by our lovely Wendy but I think this is one of the few times our tastes will diverge I found the novel strong likable but ultimately stereotypical of all others that exist It didn t give me anything new but it was an entertaining readThe writing is strong and smooth I liked the characterizations and I thought that Syrenka was one of the most intriguing mermaids I have come across so far I wish the book had stuck with her and not Hester The plot was well thought out and I liked the old Pastor and Linnie Sam was also adorable Why does Hester call her father Malcolm and not dad This was never discussed but occurred enough times to become an issue with meThe story moves between time and this was not done smoothly The transitions often feel jarring and have the effect of jerking you out of the story and breaking whatever cadence you have built up so far Hester treats her best friend and crush before the arrival of the ghost dude horribly Very horribly This does not make me warm to her At all Spoilers ahead highlight to readview spoiler And okay I don t know why no one in the novel addressed this but Ezra the ghostly love interest kills a little girl in the novel Yes the circumstances were extenuating but the character shown in extenuating circumstances is what or how a person will be judged and Ezra is scum worse than scum because he doesn t seem to have any remorse for what he did hide spoiler

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Monstrous Beauty review î eBook or Kindle ePUB Seventeen year old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly inexplicably drawn to him For generations love has resulted in death for the women in her family Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect or a curse With Ezra’s help Hester i. I have tried to read mermaid books a new hype in today s YA market and book after book I keep finding myself disappointed realizing that these water beings are simply not my forte until now Is it the dark twisted plot Is it the violent yet beautiful story Is it the combination of local sea lore mixed with curses murders love and horror Let s just say this is definitely up my alley than the froufrou mermaid books that I have been using for kindling latelyMonstrous Beauty welcomes the old sea folk lore where mermaids are beautiful perilous beasts who seduce and kill those who unfortunately come upon their waters There is even mention of specific lore details such as the goddess Atargatis I can t say I was extremely familiar with the mythology myself but this book piued my interest enough to have me browsing Wikipedia to learn about it It s a very fascinating subject with a lot of history and legends surrounding it Though knowing absolutely nothing about the history of these sea creatures will not diminish your enjoyment of this book in the least it s merely to say that it will increase your appetite for it Rich imagery created by brilliant descriptions turns these mythical beings as well as their underwater world the villagers the alternating time periods all of it into a strikingly picturesue tale It may revolve around it but the mermaids are not the only thing to look forward to in this novel we have a cursed family a love story an enthralling history and even a few ghosts Naturally with such vicious creatures in our midst we get a plot that is much darker than your usual paranormal mermaid novel It s violent gory at times with scenes of horror and seduction that I would not normally expect from a YA novel making me recommend this for mature readers I found these aspects really impacted the seriousness of the mermaid myth They are not in fact sweet loveable creatures They re manipulative treacherous monsters who will make you look at The Little Mermaid in a whole new light Hester is dealing with a genetic defect that has killed all mothers in her family after they have given birth but when she meets the mysterious Ezra he helps her figure out some answers to this apparent curse The mesmerizing manner this story is told keeps a perfect pace constantly bringing us deeper into this fiercely gripping tale never letting our attention falter While Hester is delving farther into her unusual family history we get thrown into the past where a passionate love story with mermaid Syrenka and her human lover unfolds With the past and the present intertwining in ways than one this whirlwind romance uickly becomes a richly developed mystery And even though I solved large parts of it long before Hester in some cases I even marveled at how easily she could have deciphered it if only she thought it through for a minute I still enjoyed the thrilling climax which is soon followed by a flawless endingExciting dark and positively gorgeous Monstrous Beauty has finally given me a mermaid book to rave about throwing my expectations right out of the water Ha I made a pun A must read for those who would prefer their mermaid books in a sinister tone An advance copy was provided by the publisher for reviewFor of my reviews visit my blog at Xpresso Reads

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Monstrous Beauty review î eBook or Kindle ePUB Fierce seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra a young naturalist When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly conseuencesAlmost one hundred forty years later. Elizabeth Fama s Monstrous Beauty is a dark and twisted concoction of myth curses history and murder It is a piercing story about a mermaid who longs to love and a young girl who has discarded any hope of it I haven t read many sea folk lore and so won t pretend to understand this new and original approach to the mermaid legend The story is certainly mature however daring to be graphic and seasoned if you catch my meaning than most young adult novels in the market In fact dare I say that this ranks as highbrow teen fiction in my reader s opinion But I digress I meant to say that I can see the innovative appeal in Fama s presentation of merpeople Innovative is uoted because is it innovative to bring something back to basics Because that is what I found most intriguing We have been thoroughly saturated with lies by Disney Disney has deceived us people Not all fairy tales end in happily ever after And Fama knows this Her mermaids reject Ariel Instead they go back to the time when a mermaid did not simply lose her voice but had her tongue cut out when a mermaid did not simply grow legs but had to endure the sense of walking on knives when standing on her feet when a mermaid did not marry her prince but had to watch the man she loved fall in love with another and when a mermaid did not go on to live a wonderfully fulfilled life but died and turned into sea foam Fama s sea folk are beasts of the sea they are feral and violent acts of butchery come as naturally to them as it does for us to slay a slab of beef And this isn t even half of what makes this book goodFama gives to us Syrenka A lovely passionate powerful and ferocious creature of yearning She is ancient and in her long life has suffered imprisonment and loneliness She is willing oh all too willing to yield all that defines herfor love But she has lost before and so with this second coming she determines to make everything right She is uick but rash fervent but reckless And she makes a mistake and this mistake will tie her for an undetermined period of time to Hester a seventeen year old whose life is turned upside down by a mysterious man who seems to know her indeed know her to her very core The divide between Syrenka s chapters and Hester s chapters are distinct Syrenka s chapters are stunning where Fama has certainly captured an atmosphere I only wish Hester s were treated with the same deliberate care But perhaps it is simply the period that Syrenka lived in the romance of 17th century and Hester in the derivativeness of the modern era Perhaps it is simply our own time s staleness that Fama could not bend her language around no offense 21st century I love you Because this woman can write Syrenka and Ezra s conversations seemed at times a stretch but I m flexible pleasantly imbued with a Godard esue existentialismness It did okay And that s what got me It was a dialogue I hadn t read the likes of in my on going uest of young adult literature I ve had beautifully sparse language and I ve had prettily embellished language but not uite this Why this wasn t a perfect novel through and through is because it eventually subsided to normal dialectbut I rememberAnd I suppose the plot itself did not unfold as mysteriously enlightening as it could have I wasn t uite sure which ones I was supposed to figure out with her help or which ones I just did on my own because I am that clever Suffice it to say when certain revelations came to Hester I was already sitting hunched and gesturing my hands that meant Uh duh But suffice it also to say that I was slightly knocked off my feet by the twists and turns Fama s twisted unforgiving mind has created Boy they were good They came around the corner unseen and I went running the other way But they got me the devils The romance in this story is well done It s complicated which makes describing the premise problematic but worry not Syrenka and Ezra are not un reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet and even Cathy and Heathcliff It is a love complicated but so deeply earnest And from it erupts this story Monstrous Beauty is a must read It has character that may not be suited for all readers But to those who this may win over just yet An ARC was provided by the publisher

  • Paperback
  • 352
  • Monstrous Beauty
  • Elizabeth Fama
  • English
  • 01 October 2020
  • 9781250034250

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    (Monstrous Beauty) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Elizabeth Fama Those two stars up there are for the mermaids which ironically were the main reason I felt hesitant to read this But damn if she didn’t deliver on the mermaids These ladies are creepy clawed razor toothed monsters capable of twis

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    (Monstrous Beauty) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Elizabeth Fama This review is also available over at my blogPart of my Mermaid Marathon round twoThe year is 1872 and Syrenka a mermaid falls in love with the gorgeous Ezra and makes the deadly decision to become mortal and live a life with him Flash forward to almost 140 years later Hester Goodwin meets a stranger with the same name who seems to be living in a cave at the beach In Hester's family love has always lead to death After th

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    read Monstrous Beauty Elizabeth Fama Ú 3 read (Monstrous Beauty) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Elizabeth Fama Wow I can’t even begin to explain how thoroughly excellent Monstrous Beauty is It’s to the point where I don’t even want to write a review because and I’ve said this before it’s not going to come close to truly showing how amazing this book is Monstrous Beauty has everything that would make a book aweso

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    (Monstrous Beauty) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Elizabeth Fama 15 Stars I didn't like it but I still managed to read the whole thingSo I finally did it I read a mermaid book My disdain for this trend was already pretty big considering I had yet to actually dip my toes in it but when I started seeing one fabulous review after the other pour in for Monstrous Beauty I was determined that this would be the mermaid book for me It was described as literary and haunting beautif

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    read & download Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Elizabeth Fama (Monstrous Beauty) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Elizabeth Fama Elizabeth Fama Ú 3 read This is a mermaid story Consider yourself warned I have yet to read a mermaid story that I actually really really liked I was hoping to like this as much because it comes backed by our lovely Wendy but I think this is one of the few times our tastes will diverge I found the novel strong likable but ultimately stereotypical of all others that exist It didn’t give me anything new but it was an entertaining readThe writing is stron

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    (Monstrous Beauty) [PDF/EBOOK] ¼ Elizabeth Fama read & download Í eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú Elizabeth Fama Hester Goodwin is like any other teenage girl she goes to school she crushes on her best friend she works weekends and summers at the Pilgrim village at her local community However the women in her family have suffered from a strange affliction they all die within a few days of giving birth to a child The idea that she might find love only to die scares Hester so badly that she decides she doesn't want to have a relati

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