This book strove to achieve so many things at once. Not once was that distracting. At once a retelling (Beauty and the Beast/Cupid and Psyche), the world that is wrought before us is intricate, beautiful, terrifying and whole. I've rarely been able to say I've enjoyed something so much. I'm not going to comment on specific parts of this book because you really need to stop reading this, and go read this book.