New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner spins a thoroughly thrilling Beauty and the Beast story for the modern age, expertly woven with spellbinding romance, intrigue, and suspense that readers won't soon be able to forget.
Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones—and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there's no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva's fathers misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he'd been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. The Beast.
Deaf to her sisters' protests, Yeva hunts this strange creature back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of magical creatures that Yeva's only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin, or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
I loved reading this book! Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite Disney stories, what with Belle and her love of reading! And yeah, this book showcased a huge reason why I love retelling-they take the story, and elevate it, because it was more like a retelling mixed with a whole 'nother story/world that was so original and fantastic!
Yeva has a pretty decent life. She doesn't like her lot in life to become a lady, she prefers the wild, and then she basically gets her wish. And that's kinda what happens again and again throughout this book, wanting something, getting it, and yet wanting more! Which was a big, important part of the story!
I loved how everything worked in this world! There were whispers of magical creatures, and watching Yeva dive into this world was just fantastic! And with The Beast, and his/their strange narration, I enjoyed watching everything collide!
I kinda thought that this was a series when I was about 50 pages in. And that's pretty great, because these two earned a happy ending! Though if there was another story set in this world, I wouldn't mind, because this world was so awesome to read about!
Reading this book was just incredible, and I can't wait to read more by Meagan Spooner!
Author: Meagan Spooner
Read: January 19th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it`s a 2017 Retelling Reading Challenge, SAC 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: March 14th 2017