By Rosamund Hodge
Why this book?
This brilliant Beauty and the Beast retelling has hints of Bluebeard, and begins with the iconic line “I was raised to marry a monster.” The story follows Nyx, who lives in a world with a parchment sky, and is forced to become the bride of the Gentle Lord—the prince of demons who cursed her homeland centuries ago. But Nyx’s father has trained her all her life to break the curse, and to kill the Gentle Lord. Fueled by anger and bitterness, Nyx is both terrified by and drawn to Ignifex. As she navigates the maze of rooms in his magical house, can she bring herself to complete her mission? Or will her own heart betray her?
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