The Treachery Of Beautiful Things by Ruth LongThe Treachery Of Beautiful Things by Ruth Long

The Treachery Of Beautiful Things

byRuth Long

Paperback | August 1, 2013

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A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction

The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.
Ruth Frances Long lives in County Wicklow, Ireland. A lifelong fan of fantasy, romance, and ancient mysteries, Ruth studied English Literature, History of Religions, and Celtic Civilization in college and now works in a specialized library of rare and unusual books. This is her first novel for teens.
Title:The Treachery Of Beautiful ThingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142426067

ISBN - 13:9780142426067


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing Special This book had so much potential, yet.... it greatly disappointed me. First of all, the plot was pretty generic. The characters were pretty generic. It was like your typical YA novel, but wasn't written very well in my opinion. The main character (Jenny) was in a constant stage of choosing to trust Jack, then believing he betrayed her, then choosing to trust him again and so on. I feel like the main character is really indecisive and has to depend on others a lot.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Story Really liked the fairytale feel, and I liked the characters. Just sort of floaty-along, feel good kinda fairy book. Although, I think every single character was compared to a cat at one point. Most more than once. It's like cats are her only frame of reference. So many cat similes.
Date published: 2016-12-12

Editorial Reviews

“Our must-read for the end of summer.” —

“A delicious and wonderfully romantic meld of several legends and fairy tales…” —Booklist, starred review

“Entrapment in a faerie forest has never been so delectable yet thorny…romantic yet sacrificial.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A heady atmosphere of folk tales, suspenseful terror, and passionate romance.” —VOYA