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A Spooky and Enchanting YA Adventure: CRAVING BEAUTY Book Review

Today's Bewitching Book Tours Haunted Halloween Spooktacular book is a spooky and enchanting YA adventure, Craving Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood. Check out my review of the book below, a creepy short story, and enter the giveaway!

Book Craving Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood


My Review of Craving Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood:

Get ready for a spine-tingling adventure with "Craving Beauty," the first volume in the Wylder Tales series by Jennifer Silverwood. This enchanting book is like the perfect mix of trick and treat, a dark and spellbinding fairy tale perfect for the Halloween season.

Meet Vynasha, our brave nineteen-year-old heroine. Her life isn't all candy corn and rainbows – she's haunted by a past tragedy that's left her with scars, both inside and out. The villagers aren't exactly throwing confetti in her honor, either. They either fear her or think she's a few bats short of a belfry. But when a mysterious stranger shows up and offers her a way to find her lost family, Vynasha embarks on a journey that'll make your Halloween night seem like a walk in the moonlit park.

The world-building in "Craving Beauty" is like a midnight pumpkin patch – mysterious, eerie, and oh-so-inviting. Silverwood's storytelling casts a spell on you, blending traditional fairy tale elements with a pinch of spooky folklore. Wylderland is a place where danger lurks behind every shadow, where curses hang heavy in the air like ghostly whispers. And as Vynasha navigates this treacherous terrain, you can't help but root for her as she faces the unknown with unwavering determination.

The story unfolds at just the right pace, like a slow creaking door that builds suspense as it swings open. The curse hanging over the land and the enigmatic beastly prince will keep you guessing and turning those pages faster than a witch's broomstick ride. Silverwood's writing is a spell of its own, painting pictures of the Wylderland's dark beauty, a place where enchantment dances with despair under the harvest moon.

The characters in "Craving Beauty" are like the perfect Halloween costumes – full of secrets and surprises. Vynasha is a heroine who faces her fears and grows stronger as she ventures deeper into the dark unknown. She's relatable, she's tough, and she's the perfect lead for a young adult audience. The supporting cast, from the mysterious stranger to the prince with a dark secret, adds layers to the tale, making it a true Halloween treat.

As the story unravels, ancient curses, bargains, and prophecies come to light, leading to twists and turns that'll have you on the edge of your broomstick. The romantic tension between Vynasha and the beastly prince adds a dash of allure and danger, making this a great choice for young adult readers seeking a spooky love story.

"Craving Beauty" is a dark and enchanting tale that'll send shivers down your spine and keep you guessing. It's perfect for fans of Margaret Rogerson and Holly Black, as well as anyone who enjoys a spine-tingling fairy tale with a dash of darkness. Whether you're a teen looking for a thrilling read or an adult who loves a well-crafted tale, "Craving Beauty" has something to offer every Halloween enthusiast.

In a nutshell, "Craving Beauty" is a Halloween-worthy adventure into a world where enchantment and eerie coexist. Silverwood's storytelling shines, promising a spellbinding adventure for fans of dark fantasy. With its intriguing characters, intricate plot, and captivating writing, "Craving Beauty" is a must-read for anyone seeking an escape into a spooky and enchanting fantasy world. Get ready to be bewitched! 🎃📚


1 Comment

Your review was such a delight! Halloween/October is my favorite holiday and time of year, and your review perfectly encapsulates the vibe of the season within Craving Beauty 🖤 Thank you so much for sharing your lovely thoughts!

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