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|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge Reviews
Just got approved for this on Netgalley! Now I just need to find my way out of my mini reading slump and start reading all the ARCs I have.
Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018
WHY does this publisher want for me to suffer!!!?
On a more positive note, I like the classic looking cover
Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018
UGH!!!!!!!!!!! It's just getting further and further away
When yo ...more
I still haven't completely settled on my rating, so watch this space!
This book had quite a slow pace, particularly at the start.
The writing style was quite lyrical, which definitely helped to draw me in.
The perspective of the story was a bit odd, and I liked that it tried for something different, but it just didn't really connect with me a great deal.
It actually dealt with really heavy stuff, which I wasn't at all expecting. I was keen for another cute BATB story, but it was so completely differ ...more
I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings.
DNF at 12%
I really liked the idea of this and was eager to see how this retelling worked, but it’s a big nope from me.
I’m not going to continue a book that has a two page rape scene of the MC. Oh and it’s by the other MC of the story and that’s who she falls in love with? The question mark applies to the love part, not the character involved.
**Huge thanks to Candlewick Press for providing the arc free of charge**
I think I've read at least half a dozen Beauty and the Beast-inspired books in the past year in historical romance, contemporary romance, and young adult. It's one of my favorite types of stories. This one is unique in that it takes place during the original time period in France and features some wonderful twists that turn the story on its head. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
The first difference you'll notice is that this story is narrated by Lucie, a young woman in desperate need of a serving positi ...more
I liked the way this story went down! I can’t really elaborate since that would spoil half the story but to me, this is a pretty good retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
Virtue is yours to make of what you will, by your actions, by your character. No one else can ever take it from you.
Our main characters are Lucie and Jean-Loup / Beast.
Lucie herself is very focused on getting revenge, wanting to see Beast suffer. She honestly doesn’t bother with anything else but that. I could totally understand w ...more
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I can’t believe I was almost turned away from this book. It’s not my favorite retelling, but it’s still unique and a worthy read for Beauty and the Beast fans. (My favorite remains Sunshine by Robin McKinley––I really should write a review for that one of these days.)
Beauty and the Beast has always been a story criticized for its moral grayness and the use of Stockholm syndrome. And yet from what I’ve seen this retelling is critic ...more