The Beauty Thief

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 review
Love means sacrifice. Magic is long dead in Twelve Realms. At least this is what most believed until the life of a princess becomes the obsession of a man who defies time by stealing true beauty to sustain his life. When the thief ruins Princess Caityn, her betrothed and his knights might have a chance to save her, but what will it take? Maybe their own lives. Is love worth it? More
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About Rachael Ritchey

Writer from Spokane, WA. Craves adventure. Has eclectic taste in music. Addicted to dark chocolate. Goofball extraordinaire. Serious as all get out. Driven and focused. When she begins a project, whatever it might be, she finds it difficult to stop in the middle. Even though she might often be a procrastinator, she's definitely still a finisher. Runs on coffee, love, imagination, and a bit of sleep.

She’s definitely dreaming about adventure . . .

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About the Series: Chronicles of the Twelve Realms
Magical realism set in a medieval era.

Kings and queens, knights and bravery, a land of beauty with hidden magic only beginning to be revealed. Life in the realms will never be the same.

Also in Series: Chronicles of the Twelve Realms

Reviews of The Beauty Thief by Rachael Ritchey

J. A. Merkel reviewed on March 15, 2015

The Beauty Thief by Rachael Ritchey took me someplace new from the very first page. Her world, the Twelve Realms, possessed a mysterious feel to it that left me wanting more, not because Ritchey left anything out, but because I rarely see these places described with such intimacy.

I felt enthralled by this new world and the colorful characters found within. The Beauty Thief (the character) was an amorphous, dark abyss to me, and I believe that made him even more of a captivating villain. Theiander and Idra were two of my favorites and of course Caityn. The journey she goes through in this book is paced well and I love each and every little transformation she goes through. Her and Theiander’s love had a timeless, fantastical feel to it. Caityn and Idra’s interactions were always sharp and witty, full of snappy dialogue, and Ritchey did an excellent job of showing their relationship and changes throughout the story.

I wholeheartedly recommend The Beauty Thief to anyone who enjoys Young Adult, fantasy, fiction, or the chance to be taken to a world outside his or her own. This book gave me a wondrous look into what it means to love and be loved, and what it truly means to be beautiful inside and out.

I think Ritchey told a story that is so very difficult to describe in words. Her dialogue was real and humorous, her vocabulary extensive and witty, and her storytelling succinct and fresh. I greatly enjoyed reading this and taking this journey with these very real, unique characters.

I am looking forward to Book 2 in the series: Captive Hope!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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