Friday, August 10, 2012

The Treachery of Beautiful Things

Author: Ruth Frances Long
Goodreads Rating:  3.97
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Pages: 384
Reviewed by: Nicole

I got this book from the publisher via Netgalley for a blog tour sponsored by Shane at Itching For Books

Goodreads Synopses:

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.

I enjoyed Treachery as a whole. It was for sure an interesting read. I can't quite decide if I really liked this book. The ending made a difference for me, but since i don't want to spoil it, I won't tell you why. I liked how Long brought in all these different fairytale sort of stories, like A Midsummer Nights Dream or a little bit of Snow White. It got a little confusing with all the different creatures and back story that went into this book. That was my biggest problem with the book over all. Jenny was a sweet character but drove me a little crazy and I absolutely loved Jack. Overall it was a decent book.

Jeremy Sumpter for Jack

Jack is this super interesting darling with this strange dark side. I think this picture captured exactly what Jack was supposed to be like.

Hayden Paniettiere for Titania/ Queen Mab

Titania has this while split personality disorder thing going with Queen Mab and I think it would be a really awesome acting test for Paniettiere. She also was really good at playing a bitch which Titania is.

Amanda Gallo as Jenny

Amanda Gallo is really cute and seems impish enough for the shenanigans that Jenny pulls. Jenny doesn't really like to listen to what Jack tells her, and I feel like Gallo can pull that off.

Jamie Bell as Tom

Tom was the beloved older brother of Jenny and now Mab's Piper. I think that this picture alone captures Tom's internal struggle between his sister and the woman he loved for the last 7 years. I think he will definitely work.

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