The Curse Girl

When her father tries to steal magic from the mysterious mansion
outside her home town, seventeen-year-old Bee is the one who becomes a
prisoner of the beast who lives there. But the so-called monster,
Will, isn't anything like she expected. He's the same age as she is,
for one thing. He's also really handsome, contrary to the local

Well, maybe the whole "beast" thing is meant to be metaphorical,
because he's a total jerk.

Between the house's weird magic and Will's snobby attitude, the
situation is nearly unbearable, and Bee only wants to escape. But
there are some major complications. The curse won't let anyone leave,
for one thing. Worse, the house and everyone in it are trapped in a
separate time, watching the seasons fly by outside while they barely
age at all.

Bee knows she has to figure something out fast before her boyfriend
and family grow old without her.The witch who cursed Will left him a
riddle to solve and an hourglass of sand to track his time left. And
although she'd rather eat dirt than help Will, Bee has to work with
him to figure out the riddle so they can break the curse, or she's
going to remain a prisoner in the curse house forever.

Because the hourglass is almost empty . . .

"With a sprinkling of fairies, witches, and shapeshifters, this urban
fantasy work manages to update "Beauty and the Beast" for today's teen
readers, while still maintaining the elements of the story that make
it so beloved."

~ Her Book Self review


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