Review: Beautiful Curse

Posted 28th December 2015 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Beautiful CurseBeautiful Curse by Jen McConnel
Published by Swoon Romance on 9th December 2014
Genres: Fairytale, Fantasy, Retellings, Romance, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 204
Format: eARC
Source: from the Publisher
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Sixteen-year-old Mya Jones is cursed. She is, hands down, the most beautiful creature on earth. But beauty can wound, and Mya finds herself reviled and shunned by her peers. If there is even a chance that she could start over, Mya longs to take it, no matter the risks. So when the strange Mr. Merk offers her a new life away from home, Mya is hesitant but hopeful. Only she didn’t count on the mysterious Ross, or her feelings for him.

Thank you to Swoon Romance for providing me with a copy of this book to review. This is another book I read earlier this year and fr some reason didn’t review.

This was a strange but enjoyable book. I didn’t read any reviews before reading it and I didn’t realise the story was based on ancient greek mythology until 70% through. In the middle I thought it was Beauty and the Beast esque.

There was a lot of secrecy about the true identity of Ross which kept you guessing. I was intrigued in the beginning but I thought the book dipped a bit in the middle however the ending was really good so it’s worth continuing through the dip.

About Jen McConnel

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”).

She is also a former reviewer for Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and a proud member of SCBWI, NCWN, and SCWW.

A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. She’s a graduate of Western Michigan University, and she also earned her MS in Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

When she isn’t crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.


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