Monstrous Beauty

Monstrous Beauty

Audiobook CD - 2012
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When the young mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist, she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land. However, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Over 100 years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. But for generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it a genetic defect of some sort, or a curse?
Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, cp2012.
ISBN: 9781427222176
1427222177
Branch Call Number: TEEN CD FIC FAM2176
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (8 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Kellgren, Katherine

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JCLHopeH Feb 13, 2014

This book was an compelling blend of history, mystery, and magic, and it takes an adult spin on my childhood fascination with mermaids. The storyline jumps back and forth in time, gradually revealing the origin of a longstanding family curse. The reader does a fantastic job voicing the various characters. There's also a nice, brief interview with the author at the end of this audiobook.

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christikc
May 13, 2013

A curse on Hester's family causes every woman to die young right after giving birth to a daughter. Is there anything that Hester can do to break this cycle?

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