Savage Beauty: Casey L. Bond
Title: Savage Beauty
Author: Casey L. Bond
Published: Feb. 2, 2018
Genre: Twisted Fairy Tale/Retelling
Review: Prime Reading Book
Once upon a time, a beautiful queen was cursed by a dark faery. That curse, inherited by twin princesses, Aura and Luna, binds their lives in the strangest of ways. At an early age, the girls were more than sisters. They were the strongest of allies until a combination of jealousy, anger and dark magic tore their relationship to shreds.
Aura took everything from Luna: her home, her family, and her love by murdering the prince who’d chosen her instead of Aura.
Luna wants revenge, but she’s running out of time. She must sever the magical bond tying her life to Aura’s before their eighteenth birthday or be bound to her forever. In desperation, she seeks help from a dark fae prince, but the price is steep – a piece of her soul.
Fate is a real witch. Luna was willing to give up anything to stop her sister, until Prince Phillip of Grithim, the brother of the only man she’s ever loved, falls into her life. Neither of them can fight their attraction, despite their guilt.
With Aura hell-bent on destroying everything she holds dear, Luna must decide whether she wants revenge or Phillip. She can’t have both, and in the end, this may be a battle both sisters lose.
I was so happy when I saw this book on prime and I had to grab it up. I love retelling's of classic fairy tales and I was not surprised that this author did an amazing job with retelling Sleeping Beauty. We are introduced to Luna and Aura, both are twin sisters who were born with powers from an evil fae father. Though their powers are very unique and I loved that this was written in this way. Luna controls the night and Aura the day. Luna will try everything to rid herself of her sister yet you have to wonder if this is the best thing.
When Prince Phillip enters into Luna's life feelings will become known and it will drive Luna to do everything in her power to save him.
Aura is written a certain way to where you wonder what exactly is her end game with it all. Why does she do what she does with her killer roses? As we get towards the end of the book we secrets come alive and you have to remember who you can trust and who you can not.
Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy and paranormal fiction, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page. And she hopes you love the worlds she creates and all the characters floating around in her head.
Casey is the award-winning author of the Frenzy series and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse.
Learn more about her work at www.authorcaseybond.com.