Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beautiful Curse by Jen McConnel- Book Review Plus Giveaway!!

Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays: Beautiful Curse by Jen McConnel Book Blitz with Giveaway #ReadSwoonRepeat 


Welcome to this week’s 
Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays! 
This week features 
Beautiful Curse by Jen McConnel 

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! 

Sixteen-year-old Mya Jones is cursed. 

She is, hands down, the most beautiful creature on earth. But beauty can wound, and Mya finds herself reviled and shunned by her peers. If there is even a chance that she could start over, Mya longs to take it, no matter the risks. 

So when the strange Mr. Merk offers her a new life away from home, Mya is hesitant but hopeful. Only she didn’t count on the mysterious Ross, or her feelings for him. 

BEAUTIFUL CURSE is a contemporary retelling of the myth of Psyche and Cupid. 

“Beautiful Curse is the perfect balance of mysterious and romantic. You’ll swoon over this imaginative retelling of Cupid and Psyche.” – Robin Constantine, author of THE PROMISE OF AMAZING 

“A fun and fresh twist on a well-loved story! The Cupid and Psyche romance is my favorite myth and McConnel’s whimsical take did not disappoint. An absolute delight, I loved every moment of this love story and instantly wanted more.” – Rachel Harris, author of THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING 

My Review (also posted on Amazon): 

***I was given a copy of this book for my honest feedback***

Beautiful Curse is a retelling of the mythological story of Psyche and Cupid. Being a lover of all mythological romances, I was excited to read this book. I thought it was written very beautifully. The fact that I was able to finish the book in two days despite my obnoxiously busy schedule can attest to that.  The romance between Ross and Mya was so cute that I was grinning from ear to ear as I flipped the pages. And I loved the presence of each Greek god…even Aphrodite despite her being cruel to Mya. This book gets 5 stars from me as I thought it was a great read with a powerful message: Beauty can be a curse and to not let it define you. You are beautiful as long as you are comfortable with yourself. My only complaint for this book was that it ended. I thank the author for recreating such a story and look forward to their future works. 

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Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people’s choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”). 

She is also a former reviewer for Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and a proud member of SCBWI, NCWN, and SCWW. 

A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. She’s a graduate of Western Michigan University, and she also earned her MS in Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. 

When she isn’t crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time. 

Follow Jen on Twitter @Jen_McConnel, and visit to learn more. 
Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads 


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