Published by HarperAudio on 14th March 2017
Genres: Magic, Retellings, Romance, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 9 hours and 19 minutes
Source: I bought it
Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters 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 father’s 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.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of 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?
If you don’t know already I am a HUGE Beauty and the Beast fan and I love a good retelling! I saw this one on a Goodreads list so I used one of my Audible credits to purchase it. I really enjoyed this one.
This may be a re-telling but Meagan certainly makes it her own. With a change in location and family along with Beauty herself. Beauty is no damsel in distress in this story. No, she is a badass hunter who will fight to the very end. The Beast is, well the Beast, but I did enjoy the little paragraphs from his perspective when we did get them.
I loved the setting for this book. There is something about books set in eastern Europe that I like. It is a perfect setting for fantasy books.
The story was fun, romantic and enticing. I loved Meagan’s style and I found myself listening more and more to the audio. I looked for every opportunity I could to spend even 5 minutes in this world. I would highly recommend this book to Beauty and the Beast and all fantasy lovers alike. I can’t wait to read the rest of Meagan’s books.
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