This was the alt pick for the Vaginal Fantasy book club for July 2016. (Guys, don't be thrown by the name! It's a really awesome, mostly online book club started by nerd queen Felicia Day and co. And there are men and women in the club. It's for everyone!) I didn't have any idea going into this one that it's a fractured fairy tale version of Beauty and the Beast, but it becomes pretty obvious pretty quickly. I might go back and read the second one, but I'm in no hurry. (Though I do want to know what happens with Rhys...)
Here are some more of my in-depth thoughts about the book, which I really enjoyed.
I gave this one a 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, which is actually quite rare for me. (For reference, I've rated 96 of the 701 books that I've read/tracked on Goodreads as 5 stars, which is about 14%.) Check it out! I'm a total sucker for fractured fairy tales, so this one was right up my alley.
If you like this one, I would also recommend Uprooted by Naomi Novik. It's got that same fairy tale vibe, but is a bit less mainstream of a story.