Cruel Beauty is a Beauty and the Beast retelling. In this novel Nyx was born a twin and is the twin that was chosen to be the one to be married to Ignifex, a demon. She has been raised to be a sacrifice so that after she is wed she will kill Ignifex and save her family and homeland. Nyx doesn’t expect to survive when killing Ignifex but vows to do anything to save every one else from the horrible demon.
Cruel Beauty isn’t a bad novel but there were parts that I found somewhat slow or sometimes phrases repeated so I would find myself a bit bored. The story follows the normal Beauty and the Beast tale loosely with some new things added but unfortunately some of the new parts were ones that I could have done without too, most notably the love triangle added in. Nyx was also a character that I wasn’t a huge fan of either. There was just something about her back and forth with things and her anger at times that just kind of annoyed me.
Overall, felt it was an average read with nothing really grabbing me and making me love it more.