Beauty & Cruelty

Beauty Cruelty Cruelty once an evil fairy and now working in fast food comes home one day to find the lazy drooling King of Cats on her doorstep Worse he comes bearing news Cruelty would be happier not hearing S

  • Title: Beauty & Cruelty
  • Author: Meredith Katz
  • ISBN: 9781620046869
  • Page: 192
  • Format: ebook
  • Cruelty, once an evil fairy and now working in fast food, comes home one day to find the lazy, drooling King of Cats on her doorstep Worse, he comes bearing news Cruelty would be happier not hearing Sleeping Beauty has gotten tired of lying around and is trying to save the world Cruelty left long ago.Any respectable Archetype knows it s a waste of time their chances ofCruelty, once an evil fairy and now working in fast food, comes home one day to find the lazy, drooling King of Cats on her doorstep Worse, he comes bearing news Cruelty would be happier not hearing Sleeping Beauty has gotten tired of lying around and is trying to save the world Cruelty left long ago.Any respectable Archetype knows it s a waste of time their chances of survival are much better if they can hide in the human world But since nobody sent her an invitation to the world saving, she s practically obligated to interfere.

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    1. Author of LGBT books with LT3 Press Beauty and Cruelty Print EbookThe Cybernetic Tea Shop EbookThe Cobbler s Soleless Son Pandemonium 1 Ebook PrintLess Than Dead anthology contributor Ebook Behind Bars Pandemonium 2 Ebook PrintHair to the Throne Pandemonium 3 Ebook.Empty Vessels Ebook To The Victor anthology contributor Ebook Smoke Signals Ebook

    2. 4.5 Stars I'm not usually one to read fairy tales and fairy tale re-tellings, but when I read about this on Netgalley, I had to request it because it just sounded so fun!And it was. Fairy tales are REAL! And they all live in one place as "archetypes" essentially stating that some characters appear across numerous stories because they are the archetype for that character. We start the story being introduces to Cruelty aka Rue (to those pesky humans) who is the evil fairy, commonly thought of as M [...]

    3. 4.5Another wonderful book from Meredith Katz -- and totally different to her last story I read, The Cybernetic Tea shop. Beauty & Cruelty combines a number of things -- lots of fairytale characters, a pinch of 'our world' and a bit of fantasy, and a morally grey plan to save a dying world. Beauty & Cruelty has such a clever and original plot, I loved it. The way the Archetypes worked was a little confusing at first, and I had to reread a few paragraphs, but it was well worth it once I re [...]

    4. This one is tricky to review because although I liked aspects of this book – the story, Rue’s modern life and changing attitudes, the twists on old fairy tales – I did struggle to maintain my interest at times. Mostly, I think, because of Beauty and Rue’s relationship with her. That just didn’t work too well for me.Anyway, the good things. Rue is an interesting character, packed with attitude and independence. She’s a bad fairy and she’s not interested in saving anyone but herself. [...]

    5. I picked up this book without much expectation. I wanted a fun read, saw "lesbian fairy tale," and thought, yes please. Then the book turned out to be so well written and so philosophically interesting. The book is built on a Tinkerbell-type premise: creatures in a fantasy world are in danger because a growing human lack of belief in them is making their world crumble. But it gets much more interesting than that superficial description, and the answers the characters come up with felt very satis [...]

    6. 4-1/2 starsI received an ARC of this book from Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.I'm not sure if this concept has been done before or not, but I found it refreshing and innovative, and it immediately grabbed my attention and dragged me into the book. The idea of these fairy tale Archetypes dying from disbelief, and deciding to do something about it just hit me the right way at the right time. Our main character, Cruelty, or Rue as she's known in the human world, is a villain, [...]

    7. Jan 3 at 1:28 PM Five Star: Contemporary Fairy TaleFive StarsI was sent this book by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.After reading this book the question I asked myself was, is this A very good true fairy tale being told, or, A good very true tale, being fairly told?If you are looking for a happy magical light tale based on fairy tales this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a well written book that turns fairy tales on their heads and associates and aligns them [...]

    8. Its fantastical reality, involving fairy tale archetypes, characters and powers, feels remarkably natural in this story of autonomy in the face of irrelevancy. The protagonist has two names, Cruelty and Rue. This encompasses the story's heart as it tackles what one is expected to be versus what one chooses to be. At first, Cruelty/Rue, is content to let her home world disappear as humans no longer believe in fairy tales, then is challenged to match the efforts of her foil, Beauty/Talia, who is t [...]

    9. Yes, yes, you caught me - I grabbed this because it's a F/F fairy tale.The evil fairy Cruelty a.k.a. Rue spends most of her time in the human world these days, working tedious minimum wage jobs to support her book-reading habit. The girl she's enchanted in her home world, Sleeping Beauty, is rising up with a plan to draw humans into their world and give their stories new purpose. Of course, Cruelty and Beauty are madly in love with each other, even if Rue won't easily admit her feelings for Tali [...]

    10. Beauty & Cruelty is an interesting take on the classic fairy tale characters. Their worlds are dying as fewer and fewer people believe their stories, and Talia, also known as Sleeping Beauty, has taken over, trying to get their belief back before the fairy tale world is completely destroyed. Rue, or Cruelty, Talia's curser, has been living in our world for ages, and knows Talia's plan needs to be handled on a larger scale. Even if she doesn't want any part of it.This is a solid story with go [...]

    11. 2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Beauty and Cruelty by Meredith Katz1) I don't often call a book brilliant anymore. This one, however, deserves it. The summary seems to promise a funny, light-hearted little story about fairy tale characters, a little meta-fiction so to speak. And it is that, yes, but it's also so much more. It's a story that asks big questions, about truth and identity, choices and change. And it's so incredibly well-written, you don't even notice what is happening until y [...]

    12. This was a rather interesting intermingling of several old fairy tales that kept me chuckling through to the very end. While I feel like there could have been more in the way of content and conflict (as in there was plenty of missed opportunity to cause mischief) it was pretty good overall. I can’t see it being one I’d read again simply because the underlying suspense wouldn’t be present in a second reading but I would definitely recommend it for someone looking for a fun, decent read. Wit [...]

    13. I received a free ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Full Review To Come, but I had to sayThis book was amazing. The intertwining stories and the modern day crossovers, plus the tale of whether belief can be sustained in a world such as ours, was a lot of fun. Very interesting.There were some wordy bits near the end that made the story drag, but I still loved the story of Cruelty. The inclusion of gay, lesbian, and polyamory relationships was really cool.

    14. This was really quite good. The love scene bothered me due to the power imbalance but the book does address that later on in a most delightful way. I loved the idea of fairy tale rewriting themselves to be more inclusive.This book was very well written. The author had a gift for prose and I'm looking forward to reading her other work!

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