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Into the Beautiful World of Monstrous Beauty: A Photographic Tour & Giveaway

Into the Beautiful World of Monstrous Beauty: A Photographic Tour & Giveaway

Most of our readers know that we’re huge fans of Elizabeth Fama’s Monstrous Beauty. Our reviews (which may be found here and here) could hardly contain our excitement over this gothic mermaid story that involves murder, ghosts, and tragic romance! As the book is released in stores today, we’re very pleased to kick off the official blog tour. Since the story is based in a small seaside town whose setting is very important, we asked the author to share her photographs with us from a special trip she took to New England to research her story. There’s also a giveaway for a beautiful finished hardcover copy at the bottom of the post, so be sure to enter if you’re in the U.S. or Canada! We invite you to delve deeper into Syrenka’s and Hester’s world. ~ Wendy Elizabeth Fama Guest Post I’m so excited that my first blog stop is… Read more »

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Monstrous Beauty: review

Monstrous Beauty: review

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama It was a woman–as pale and luminescent as a ghost, with swirling white hair. Ezra startled, dropping his pencil into the water. Her face snapped toward him. Her eyes were too large, clear green, and had horizontal, slit-shaped pupils, reminiscent of an octopus. Did your pulse quicken when you read that paragraph? Mine did! I had a feeling I was going to love this book, because it blends several different things that I love: mermaids, the nineteenth century, and ghosts. What I wasn’t prepared for was an unconventionally striking story that will definitely not appeal to someone looking for a typical YA paranormal book. I found this dark fairy tale to be wildly exciting and utterly gorgeous, however, and I think it will find its audience in readers who enjoy literary fiction or more mature YA. In the late 1800s, a mermaid named Syrenka makes… Read more »

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