Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe Book 1) by Rosamund Hodge is temporarily price dropped to $1.99. It was on sale for $4.99 back in May, so this is the best price drop yet. The book was released in late January and is usually closer to $10.00. This isn't even to promote the next book in the series, yet, since Crimson Bound won't be released until May 2015.
Book description for Cruel Beauty:
The romance of Beauty and the Beast meets the adventure of Graceling in a dazzling fantasy novel about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny.
But on her seventeenth birthday, when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom's mountaintop, nothing is as she expected—particularly her charming and beguiling new husband.
Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can't resist the pull of her sworn enemy—who's gotten in her way by stealing her heart.
For fans of bestselling authors Kristin Cashore and Alex Flinn, this gorgeously written debut infuses the classic fairy tale with glittering magic, a feisty heroine, and a romance sure to take your breath away.