The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Long

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A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction

The trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.
 

About Ruth Long

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Ruth Frances Long (www.rflong.com) lives in County Wicklow, Ireland. A lifelong fan of fantasy, romance, and ancient mysteries, Ruth studied English Literature, History of Religions, and Celtic Civilization in college and now works in a specialized library of rare and unusual books. This is her first novel for teens.
 
Published August 16, 2012 by Dial. 378 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Years ago, Jenny and her brother walked past a copse.

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Like the myriad tales and ballads that are her sources, fantasy author Long, in her first YA book, presents Faerie as a dazzle of strange creatures, unknowable motives, and threat.

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Jack gives up and takes her to the queen of the fey, Titania, who has made Tom her “piper.” Jenny finds her brother, but Titania takes Jack.

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