(From the publisher):
On her 16th birthday the princess Beauty sidesteps the sleeping curse placed upon her by her wicked aunt, the fairy Carabosse - only to be kidnapped by visitors from another time and place, far from the picturesque castle in 14th century England. She is taken to the world of the future, a savage society where, even amongst the teeming billions, she is utterly alone. As she travels magically to places both imaginary and real, Beauty eventually comes to understand her special place in humanity's destiny.
Original title: Beauty
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Fairy Tales
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Time Travel
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Social Criticism