I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both.
I am the Beast.
The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time.
My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of what I did the day her father happened upon my crumbling, isolated chateau. But if loneliness breeds desperation then I was desperate indeed, and I did what I felt I must. My shameful behaviour was unjustly rewarded.
My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart; she taught me how to be human again.
And now I might lose her forever.
The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast but told in the story of the Beast. It starts out with Isabeau's father stumbling upon the house of the Beast and he upset the Beast but in order for him to leave then his youngest daughter had to come live with the Beast for a year. This was told so differently than the story we have always known but in a good way. We saw the relationship between the 2 become friends. Then the Beast falls for Isabeau and he says he will not make her stay and she can leave anytime but she feels she must stay to honor the promise. While she is gone we get to know her family and see all the changes that they are going through and how their lives move forward. I really enjoyed this retelling a lot.
I received this from Random House and NetGalley for review.
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