My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Beauty Thief is a YA fantasy most suited for young readers of this genre with its fairy tale style storyline and dialogue to fit. Caityn is a Princess of Taisce a Kingdom which is just one of twelve in the realm. At just 18 years old she is about to marry Prince Theiandar when a dark entity steals her beauty. She awakes as an old grey haired, wrinkled hag, her outer beauty has been stolen and her inner beauty too. She is no longer caring, loving and compassionate, instead she is cold, angry and rude.
Determined to get back his love, Theiandar sets out to find the answers to the ancient spell. First from the historic records office and then in a search for a ruby to pierce an amulet. Caityn travels with Theiandar and his constant love helps slowly to restore her outer beauty but he must destroy the amulet to return her inner beauty.
The thief wants Caityn’s beauty to give him longevity, in a ritual he will perform at the lunar eclipse. A race is on to find the thief and the components to stop him, and save Caityn.
This is the first book in a series with more adventures with the thief expected.
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