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Rayne's Book Realm

I'm a fierce book lover, mainly of YA, and here's where I'll share my thoughts and impressions on whatever I pick up next.

Mini Review: Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Monstrous Beauty - Elizabeth Fama

This book is hauntingly beautiful and, to a point, I loved it, which is why I'm giving it 4 stars. It should be a 5 star rating and I've considered changing it many times because I did love this book and it is way better than some of the other books I've rated with the same amount of stars, but I didn't like the protagonist and I never felt like her interactions with other characters were realistic.

I just finished another mermaid book and it's funny that it took another mermaid disappointment to make me realize just how truly amazing this mermaid novel was. I'm still going to leave the rating at 4 stars, but trust me, this one should be the ruler with which all other YA mermaid novels should be measured.

The plot in this one is intriguing, dark and hauntingly beautiful. Syrenka is an amazing character and I craved for the chapters about her story. In fact, those chapters alone should warrant a five star rating. Sadly, I didn't feel the same way about Hester. In fact, she annoyed me and she was selfish to the bone. Also, the book dragged at her parts and many questions remained unanswered at the end. I didn't buy the relationship between Hester and the "mysterious stranger" and the plot twist isn't much of a surprise. But that aside, this book is truly amazing and if you want a good mermaid novel, you should definitely get this one.