It was never about the Beast. What matters is finding Beauty in the unexpected. Idris thinks he only has one problem in life—escaping his dad’s mega plans for his future. A doom he can’t see a way to escape. — Until Idris morphs into a monster. Foster kid Cadi Rhoswen has finally found a loving home… Then a malicious high school jock turns her whole world upside down. The next thing she knows, she’s wandering the streets in the middle of winter. Alone. — Until she discovers a beastly boy hiding in an abandoned nightclub called the Thorny Rose. To change Idris back to his sexy human self, Cadi must reveal a secret she’s been holding close to her heart for as long as she can remember. A secret that will pit them against a deadly army and change their lives forever. Silken Scales is a modern-day Beauty and the Beast retelling and the first novel of the Chameleon Effect series. Young and new adult readers who love fantasy romance with a paranormal twist are sure to love Silken Scales.