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Friday, May 13, 2016

The Beauty Thief by Rachael Ritchey | Book Review

This was a beautiful fairy tale. It was really fun to sink into a world of princes and kings and castles and princesses. I think a lot of young readers of fantasy will love this book. The story starts off as a perfect fairy tale but then something goes very wrong.

It was great to go along the journey with the characters as they deal with the horrible crime that happened to the princess having her beauty stolen. The heroes go on a quest to get her beauty back. I thought it was really cool the way the author made the magic work. Her outward physical beauty wasn't the only thing stolen. It affected her inner beauty too. So instead of the traditional character arc where the character starts out with some flaws we start out with an almost perfect princess. She's beautiful on the inside and out. But then her beauty is stolen from her and she not only looks different but becomes a different person entirely. Her loved ones almost don't recognize her not only from the physical change but from the way she speaks and acts. So that part was interesting and great.

I really liked the last part of the book too. It was a fun rescue adventure that took some interesting turns. I really felt for the character who gets put in a really bad position. I'm not going into detail because I don't want to spoil anything.

So if you or your child is looking for an awesome fairy tale with magic, a dark villain with a cool evil lair and magical powers and an awesome rescue quest give this book a try.

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  1. Thank you for this uplifting and honest review. I have this book in my queue to read, but am now intrigued.

    1. Awesome! I know the feeling. There are many books I've heard about that I want to read soon. :) Glad this was helpful. Thanks for stopping by the website :)

  2. I have read this book and really enjoyed it, too. It very much reminded me of a fairy tale that could easily become a classic. :)

    1. Totally! :) Well put. Thanks for stopping by my website and for commenting! Have a great week. :)