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Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2019
3.25 stars. Beauty is the third book in the Faery series and is Lachlan, Shim and Bronwyn's book. Lachlan and Shim are symbiotic twins, Unseelie princes and vampires. They have known for years that their destined mate is Bronwyn, who is the younger sister of Beck and Cian from Bound, book one. They have seen her in their dreams, but never met her. When she was a young teen, her family was torn apart by tragedy and she is thought to be dead. But she was saved by Shim and Lachlan's sister and taken away to the refugee plain. There she has lived anonymously in hiding. Lachlan and Shim thought she was dead, but the three of them meet in their dreams. When war threatens the Seelies and Unseelies, Lach and Shim find out that Bronwyn is still alive and go to save her from evil forces that threaten to take over everything.
I liked this story in general. I liked Bronwyn and her guys. But I needed more happy time together between them. They are separated for much of the book and, when they weren't, they were mostly fighting. I thought this was a good fantasy story and ending to the series, but I wanted a bit more romance. The end felt rushed without enough resolution (or a romantic making up scene). The epilogue was not even focused on them. I felt like Bron, Shim and Lach had been through a lot and I would have loved to see them together and finally happy, after having worked everything out. Still, I did enjoy the book in general.
Overall, this was a pretty good fantasy read. Bronwyn, Shim and Lachlan were perfect for each other. I have really enjoyed this series and I look forward to whatever Ms. Blake comes up with next.