Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Love and Lore

MONSTROUS BEAUTY by Elizabh Fama. MacMillan/FSG, 2012.

Hester is 17 and works part time as a re-enactor in a village fashioned after Plimouth Plantation. One night on the beach, she encounters Ezra, a young man with whom she feels a keen attraction immediately. Syrenka is a mermaid who becomes human in order to find happiness with a human, one named Ezra. Though set centuries apart, there is a strong connection between Hester and Syrenka and Ezra, too. Murder, betrayal, ghosts, and more make this a compelling read. With elements of gothic, wonderful romances at the epicenter, and plot twists, this is sure to be a hit with lots of readers.

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