Filled with magic and fierce emotion, Lisa Jensen's multilayered novel will make you question all you think you know about beauty, beastliness, and happily ever after.They say Chteau Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie cant believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup Christian Henri LeNoir, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But when the chevalier's cruelty is revealed, Lucie vows to see him suffer. A wisewoman grants her wish, with a spell that transforms Jean-Loup into monstrous-looking Beast, reflecting the monster he is inside. But Beast is nothing like the chevalier. Jean-Loup would never patiently tend his roses; Jean-Loup would never attempt poetry; Jean-Loup would never express remorse for the wrong done to Lucie. Gradually, Lucie realizes that Beast is an entirely different creature from the handsome chevalier, with a heart more human than Jean-Loups ever was. Lucie dares to hope that noble Beast has permanently replaced the cruel Jean-Loup until an inn...
|Title||:||Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge|
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Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge Reviews
ARC received from Netgalley for a fair review.
When Lucie begins working at Château Beaumont she is besotted with it’s master Jean-Loupe, despite the rumors of a curse. That is until she is affected by his monstrous personality. A spell is cast on him turning him into a beast and Luce gets her wish to watch him suffer. But as time passes she learns that the beast that has taken Jean-Loupe’s place is actually nothing like the cruel man.
This book was not at all what I was expecting, and ...more
I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*
Not only am I fan a hard-core fan of everything Beauty and the Beast related but also I enjoy books retelling the 'tale as old as time'. Lisa Jensen's second book of retelling characters from fairy tales deals with the Beast. If you haven't read her book "Alias Hook", do so. It's amazing!
So here's a trigger warning: there's a rape scene early in the book. Although I read the ARC, I do ...more
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One of my favorite books while I was growing up was the Beauty and the Beast. I usually love retellings,as they show me a different side of the story that might be, that I have never considered before. This book, however, almost ruined it all for me. The only reason it didn't was because I wouldn't let one bad retelling to ruin my childhood favorite!
The story is about Lucie, who is a servant in Jean Leup's palace. Through Lucie's story, we see ...more
Thank you to Candlewick Press for sharing an early release of this title.
I'm in awe and humbled by this clever tale told through the eyes of a lowly chambermaid. I was expecting splendor and grace, I wasn't prepared for the cruelty that comes with the abuse of power and wealth.
It is a wonder how stories are told of "the prince as the hero and the Beast as the spell" when in truth the Beast is more deserving of love and beauty. We are often disillusioned by a handsome face instead of recognizing ...more
I read Jensen's Alias Hook a few years back, and that was a way better read for me. We've established from that and Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge that this author knows how to turn her favorite stories into completely different books.
In Beast, the heroine Lucie is turned into a candle--I appreciated the unique perspective, but that's the only positive thing I can say about this one. For one, I was incredibly bored. Since the narrator is, well, an inanimate object, there were times when she ( ...more
DNF, so Boringggggggggg
Review to come. In the meantime...
This story plays on a lot of elements from the original story, but there are certain things that just plain don't make sense.
The story is told from the point of view of a servant girl, new to the manor, and the chevalier rapes her early on. His transformation into a beast is as a result of his mistreatment of her and many others.
But the curse itself is riddled with issues.
Jean-Loup, the guy who is cursed and turned into a beast, needs to find a virtuous woman wh ...more
I got sent this book in exchange for a honest review, all my opinions are my own and thank you so much to the publishers for sending me this book!
If you're looking for a cute romantic story of Beauty and the Beast, then just don't read this! In this story we follow Lucie who is the housemaid of the beast before he's the beast. So he is being a real jerk to her and something else happens between them that's spoiler-ish and so Lucie tries to leave the castle but then stumbles on a woman who can ge ...more