One of my favorite sixth grade readers, Alena, chose Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. Here's what she thought:
A charming and exciting twist on Beauty and the Beast as well as love and destiny. I couldn't put it down. Each page had me under a captivating spell. Readers of Throne of Glass will love this book! I can't wait to read more from Rosamund Hodge.
If that doesn't make you want to read it, I am not sure what will!