Eleven. A name. A title. A sentence passed. If you aren’t a Beauty, you’re less than a person. You’re a commodity known as a Potential… and you only have so many chances to qualify as a human being.
In her seventeen years, Eleven has seen the best and worst in humanity. She’s been passed around and abused by the bad. She’s hoped and dreamed for the good. And she’s despaired for the hand she’s been dealt. Now she’s been purchased by a wealthy man who has the ability to improve her life and help her become a Beauty – if she can put up with his erratic and controlling personality for long enough, that is. Complicating things is the appearance of a stunningly beautiful young man with amethyst eyes who treats Eleven to the rarest form of attention for a Potential: kindness.
Does Eleven trust her powerful owner to help her escape this life of servitude and enslavement, or does she gamble everything on the enigmatic young man who seems to offer her more than she could ever imagine possible?
"Ever since I could remember, Beauty has always enslaved the Beast." (Wilson, 1).
Untitled Beauty is about a world where the population is divided into two groups: the Beauties, who have human rights, and the Potentials, who don't.
The book opens up with a girl named Eleven being sold to a family, as she is a Potential and doesn't have rights. They are treated worse than dogs.
The story was very interesting. I liked that the story was told through the victim's perspective in such a way that we slowly got to learn about her past and about what the situation of the world and how society was at that time.
Wilson gave off an interesting premise with an important theme: the theme of beauty, and how society perceives it. The message delivered from this novel is one that everyone should learn, and that's that beauty isn't everything.
I did enjoy this novel, and I will be giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
C.E. Wilson is a Secondary English Education graduate from Millersville University of Pennsylvania currently living in Pittsburgh with her husband, daughter, chubby beagle and two cats.
C.E. published her first book in 2012 entitled Oath of Servitude and hasn't looked back since. She now has over ten books published and plans to release two more by the end of 2016. Her favorite genres to tackle are Young and Clean New Adult with a supernatural element...though she generally steers clear of vampires and werewolves.For now.
When C.E. isn't writing or spending time with her family, she enjoys watching Supernatural, reading shoujo manga and shopping for leggings. She enjoys autumn, all things pumpkin, 90s music, and coffee with way too much cream.