The Treachery of Beautiful Things

The Treachery of Beautiful Things

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142426067
  • 384 Pages
  • Speak
  • 12 and up


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.


“Our must-read for the end of summer.” —

“A delicious and wonderfully romantic meld of several legends and fairy tales…” —Booklist, starred review

“Entrapment in a faerie forest has never been so delectable yet thorny…romantic yet sacrificial.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A heady atmosphere of folk tales, suspenseful terror, and passionate romance.” —VOYA