Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper
Oh, Sheri Tepper. You’re one of my favorites, honestly, and I do agree with some of the points you raise in your works, but I just don’t get how you can derail your own stories sometimes. This book had a great beginning as you retold the story of Sleeping Beauty, plus it had malicious fairies (who are always great additions to any novel, in my opinion), then it was like you decided you personally hated me and you wanted to make me miserable. Suddenly, I was in a horrible, sci-fi future and I wanted to kill myself along with all the rest of the characters. You made me feel the same way when I read “A Plague of Angels”. Why, Sheri Tepper? Why? But it’s okay. I love you anyway.