Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she’s lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack’s help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she’s faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice–and not just her own.
This book was AMAZING! I loved everything about it from the very beginning and especially to the very end. The ending was probably my favorite part of the entire book as it was written perfectly.
Jenny has seen the impossible and tragic event of losing her brother. But that’s not the impossible part, the impossible part was that he was swallowed up by a tree. Jenny soon realizes that this is real and not just a hallucination. She suddenly sucked into a new world and is in a quest to find her long lost brother.
On the way she meets Jack, who seems like he belongs in a dream. But throughout the desperate quest, she conquered pain, rescues the ones she loves, and fights for not only her life but others.
But toward the end, she has even more battles to fight. Can she survive this unknown realm and will her wishes and sacrifices get her anywhere?
Butterfly Rating: 4 stars
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars
Jack is questionable at first, but in the end is brave and …just perfect.
Age Recommendation: 13+
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