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Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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5.2 X 1.2 X 7.9 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Rosamund Hodge grew up as a homeschooler in Los Angeles, where she spent her time reading everything she could get her hands on, but especially fantasy and mythology. She received a BA in English from the University of Dallas and an MSt in medieval English from Oxford. She now lives in Seattle, Washington, with seven toy cats and a plush Cthulhu. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Cruel Beauty; Gilded Ashes, a Cruel Beauty novella; Crimson Bound; Bright Smoke, Cold Fire; and Endless Water, Starless Sky. Visit her online at


"The unusual, intricately woven story and themes make for a worthwhile read."--Kirkus Reviews
"Plot twists and romance keep the pages turning in this grim and intricate take on the classic tale."--Booklist
Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: "A completely engrossing tale."--Alex Flinn, New York Times bestselling author of Beastly and Towering
Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: "A dazzling and clever retelling, Cruel Beauty is delightfully dark, lushly romantic, and utterly spellbinding. I adored it, and can't wait to read Hodge's next novel!"--Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series
Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: "What a stunning debut. This is a book you will want to read as fast as you can for the intricate plot and as slowly as you can to savor the gorgeous world-building and the ravishing love story."---Sherry Thomas, author of The Burning Sky
Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: "An intricate and arresting tale."--Kirkus Reviews
Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: "The push and pull romance between Nyx and Ignifex is pure fairy tale, but the characters themselves are complex and genuinely human as they struggle with their own culpability in a situation that forces them to choose between selfishness and selflessness."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: "An entertaining read for teens who enjoy romantic fantasy."--School Library Journal
Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: "Hodge has created a rich, complete world in this twist on 'Beauty and the Beast.'"--Publishers Weekly
Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: "Will have readers clutching the book and flying through the pages."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: "[A] fast-paced romantic fantasy."--Booklist
"This novel will captivate readers. Outstanding."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"An intoxicatingly dark story of love, lust, murder, and redemption."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)