The Subtle Beauty is a twist on the classic Beauty & The Beast tale. Princess Glory is the most beautiful princess in the Twelve Kingdoms, but her vanity sometimes causes her to behave like a beast. That changes when she meets a sweet, arrogant, and ugly gryphon who teaches her that outer beauty isn't everything. The danger of becoming obsessed with beauty is also echoed in the book's subplot. Xander and Colin both own beautiful enchanted swords that cause their owners to behave like beasts. There are so many twists in this book that you'll never know what's going to happen next. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes twisted fairytales, Celtic mythological creatures, paranormal stories, or sword and sorcery fiction.