Monday, May 1, 2017

REVIEW: Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter


Synopsis:

Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.

A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST

Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.

A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE

Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…

Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

Beauty of the Beast was almost a perfect Beauty and the Beast retelling and I'm not just saying that. This book really lived up to the statement in its synopsis because the author truly did take the timeless tale that we all know and retold it with a dark and realistic twist and the execution was absolutely beautiful. The story had me completely engrossed from start to finish and I truly could not get enough. Reading this book was quite the experience and had me feeling a whirlwind of emotions the entire time. I couldn't help but become invested in both Adam and Isabelle and the emotional journey that they both go through in this book. I'm telling you, it was absolutely great and while it's been a couple of weeks since I've read this book, I still can't get it out of my head. My only complaint with this story is that in my opinion I kind of wanted more from the end of this book because I was kind of expecting more of a climax. Other than that this book was fantastic. As I sad at the beginning it was an almost perfect retelling and I really recommend it!

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