Monstrous Beauty (Compact Disc)

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Fierce, seductive mermaid Syrenka falls in love with Ezra, a young naturalist. When she abandons her life underwater for a chance at happiness on land, she is unaware that this decision comes with horrific and deadly consequences. Almost one hundred forty years later, seventeen-year-old Hester meets a mysterious stranger named Ezra and feels overwhelmingly, inexplicably drawn to him. For generations, love has resulted in death for the women in her family. Is it an undiagnosed genetic defect . . . or a curse? With Ezra's help, Hester investigates her family's strange, sad history. The answers she seeks are waiting in the graveyard, the crypt, and at the bottom of the ocean - but powerful forces will do anything to keep her from uncovering her connection to Syrenka and to the tragedy of so long ago.

About the Author

Elizabeth Fama is the author of "Overboard," an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, which appeared on five state lists. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois. Katherine Kellgren has recorded over 200 audiobooks and won four Audie Awards, three ALA Odyssey Honors, and eight "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. In 2011, Kellgren was named the Best Voice in Young Adult & Fantasy, and she won the Audie award for Best Female Narrator in both 2013 and 2014.

Praise For…

A 2013 Odyssey Award Honor Book for the “Best Audiobooks for Children and Young Adults”

“A riveting tale… Kelgreen provides first rate narration.” – School Library Journal


“Narrator Katherine Kellgren smoothly moves between the 1870s and current time. Her talent with accents is put to good use as she portrays folks of various English backgrounds and helps the listener keep track of each time period.” – AudioFile Magazine


Praise for the print edition of Monstrous Beauty:

"Fama does not shy away from the big issues: love, death, longing, lust, fear, and revenge all play out through her complex and multidimensional characters.”--Booklist

“Monstrous Beauty packs a serious, sexy wallop.”--Bookpage

"Fama (Overboard, 2002) delivers a beautifully written, romantic ghost story with an artful construction that incorporates a murder mystery and detailed historical fiction.”--BCCB

“History buffs, fantasy lovers, and mystery fans will all find something to please them in this engrossing story…”--School Library Journal  "horror and humanity are adroitly handled…”--Publishers Weekly "...this stylish fantasy mesmerizes.”--Kirkus

Product Details
ISBN: 9781427222176
ISBN-10: 1427222177
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
Publication Date: September 4th, 2012
Pages: 7
Language: English