"I was raised to marry a monster."
I love me a story based on Beauty and the Beast. This one got me first with the gorgeous cover. I didn't even realize that the spiral staircase is also a rose unfolding. When someone pointed that out, I knew I was reading this book.
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale and I've generally been really happy with the retellings I've read. I'm hoping that will be the case with Cruel Beauty, too.