A Beast So Beautiful

About the Book:

A darkness falls over the land when the Queen of Rurith dies.

Consumed with grief, King Ivar blames their son, Prince Leif, for her demise, and locks him away in the castle. The Prince is left in total despair, until a girl, with hair the colour of a red sunset and green eyes shows him mercy.

For six years she visits him in secret, giving him hope where none existed before. But Ruith hides many treacherous things that threaten to bring the Kingdom to its knees.

Until the Prince and his beastly curse are released.




This book was really interesting. It was an unpredictable Beauty and the Beast retelling filled with vivid imagery.

The story didn’t seem to have a beginning. It was hard to read the first few chapters, however the descriptions and world-building were really great. I loved the plot development and how nothing was what it seamed.

Prince Leif was the only likeable character. The rest had a feeling of wrongness clinging to them. It was difficult to like any of them. However, I feel book 2 will do better with the characters.

Overall, this retelling was refreshing. I loved how I knew the core of the story (Beauty and the Beast), but the author still made the book unpredictable. I would recommend to fantasy fans.

*Thank you Carlyle Labuschagne for the gifted book, in exchange for my honest review.*



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