Waiting on Wednesday: “The Treachery of Beautiful Things” by Ruth Frances Long

Waiting on Wednesday is a feature hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight books we really can’t wait to read!

Title: The Treachery of Beautiful Things (click go to to Goodreads)

Author: Ruth Frances Long

Expected Publication Date: August 16, 2012

Summary from Goodreads: The trees swallowed her brother whole. And Jenny was there to see it. Years later, when she returns to the woods where Tom was taken to say good-bye at last, she finds herself lured into a world where stunning beauty masks the most treacherous of evils, and strange and dangerous creatures await—creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with allegiances that shift as much as his moods. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack’s help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where nothing is what it seems, no one is who they say, and she’s faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice—and not just her own.

Why I’m Waiting: Okay, one, that cover is just gorgeous. Two, this sounds really interesting. The blurb wasn’t really that much to go on, for me, so I started reading some of the early reviews that were up and I got really interested. I’m not much of a faerie-trope reader (I STILL need to get my hands on those Julie Kagawa books…), so this is new for me. I also like the idea that multiple people have commented on the beauty of the prose itself, which is a big draw for me. And hey, I’m always a sucker for some mythology. 😀


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