This book was the first Sarah J. Maas book I read and all I really knew about it that it was loose retelling of Beauty and Beast with fairies and humans. I picked up the paperback for $5 at a cheap bookstore in Melbourne. I finished it before we left Melbourne and loved the story, I love Sarah J. Maas writing style and the worlds she creates. About two months later I went into Dymocks bought the hardback since I loved it so much and gave my Mum the paperback and told her that she had just had to read it. She loves it too and at the moment we are both reading Sarah J. Maas other series Throne of Glass.