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Of Beast and Beauty

By Stacey Jay

In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.




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9780385743204


Format: Book
Author: Jay, Stacey
Summary: When nineteen-year-old Gem of the Desert People, called Monstrous by the Smooth Skins, becomes the prisoner of the seventeen-year-old Smooth Skin queen, Isra, age-old prejudices begins to fall aside as the two begin to understand each other.
Title: Of beast and beauty / Stacey Jay.
Publisher Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Subject: Toleration -- Teen fiction. Princesses -- Teen fiction. Mutation (Biology) -- Teen fiction. Monsters -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780385743204 (hbk.) 0385743203 (hbk.) 9780307981424 (ebk.) 0307981428 (ebk.) 9780375991004 (glb) 037599100X (glb)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: TF Jay
Oclc: 811238979
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Bib Id: 446334

Format: Book
Author: Jay, Stacey
Summary: When nineteen-year-old Gem of the Desert People, called Monstrous by the Smooth Skins, becomes the prisoner of the seventeen-year-old Smooth Skin queen, Isra, age-old prejudices begins to fall aside as the two begin to understand each other.
Title: Of beast and beauty / Stacey Jay.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013.
Description: 391 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Toleration -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Princesses -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Mutation (Biology) -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Monsters -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2012034854
ISBN: 9780385743204 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0385743203 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780307981424 (ebk.)
ISBN: 0307981428 (ebk.)
ISBN: 9780375991004 (glb)
ISBN: 037599100X (glb)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: TF Jay