Friday, July 28, 2023

Craving Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

Craving Beauty tour banner

This is my post during the blog tour for Craving Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood. In Craving Beauty a lost kingdom is uncovered by an equally lost girl, and a hungry beast waits, ready to devour her soul.

This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours and the tour runs from 17 till 30 July. You can see the tour schedule here.

Craving Beauty book cover

Craving Beauty (Wylder Tales #1)
By Jennifer Silverwood
Genre: Fairytale/ Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult
Release Date: 14 July 2023

A dark tale of enchantment and woe, perfect for fans of Margaret Rogerson and Holly Black, Craving Beauty is the first installment of the epic Wylder Tales Series!

Nineteen-year-old Vynasha's life is no fairy tale. The fire that killed her sisters was her fault, and the magic that saved her nephew cannot heal their scars. They shouldn't have survived, and the villagers either fear or loathe them. Until a mysterious stranger saves her, giving Vynasha the key to finding the only family they have left.

With nothing to lose, Vynasha dares the journey into the forbidden Wylderland. Through dangers untold, she makes her way to the forgotten city, but more than ghosts linger in the castle. A wicked curse shadows the land, shadows whisper that the one to break their curse has come, and a beastly prince makes a bargain Vynasha cannot refuse.

Become the beast's bride or become a monster herself.

- Books2Read

My Review
Craving Beauty is a unique fairy tale with hints of Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. At least that's how I viewed it while reading it. It's an intriguing novel, and if you're a fan of fairy tale retellings, this one just might be for you.
The story follows Vynasha, a young woman with a bit of magic. The villagers think she's a witch and keep their distance from her, but they don't hesitate to say cruel things to her when she does dare venture into the village. 
Vynasha's father and brother leave on a journey north, and with them gone, Vynasha is left with her sisters and nephew. Unfortunately for Vynasha, a fire breaks out and her whole family perishes. However, Vynasha uses her magic to bring her nephew back. But doing so comes with consequences. 
This incident sets off the events throughout the rest of the book.  
Vynasha heads out on a journey of her own to try and find a cure for Wyll (her nephew), as well as her only remaining family. But her journey won't be easy, and danger lurks in every corner.
I enjoyed this book, and I'm curious to see where this series goes. The world building is very good. Very vivid. I felt like I could imagine myself walking alongside Vynasha. 
The plot is engaging and keeps you invested, even though it does have a few hiccups along the way. Also, the ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, so be warned if that's something you're not a fan of. 
If you're looking for a slightly different Beauty and the Beast retelling, check out Craving Beauty. 
4 stars. 

Jennifer Silverwood author picture

About the Author:
Jennifer Silverwood has been involved in the publishing world since 2012 and is passionate about supporting the writing community however she can. After studying traditional art at university, she began helping Qamber Designs bring authors’ books to life. In real life, she’s a mom of two, a passionate reader, and an occasional artist. Jennifer is the author of three series—Wylder Tales, Heaven’s Edge Novellas, and the Borderlands Saga—and the stand-alone romance titles Stay and She Walks in Moonlight.

Author links:

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Craving Beauty. These are the prizes you can win:
- a $25 Paypal gift card.
- 3 paperback copies of Craving Beauty (US, UK and Canada only). If winner is outside those countries they’ll receive an ecopy instead.
- 5 ebook copies of Craving Beauty.

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Craving Beauty square tour banner

Lola's Blog Tours graphic

1 comment:

Please try not to spam posts with the same comments over and over again. Authors like seeing thoughtful comments about their books, not the same old, "I like the cover" or "sounds good" comments. While that is nice, putting some real thought and effort in is appreciated. Thank you.