Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge

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 Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can?t believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup Christian Henri LeNoir, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But when the chevalier' Filled with magic and fierce emotion, Lisa Jensen's multilayered novel will make you question all you think you kn...

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Title:Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge
Author:Lisa Jensen
Rating:
Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:0763688800
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge Reviews

  • Scrill
    Apr 23, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

  • Jenny Q
    Jun 25, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...

    Trigger warning for violent rape/assault that serves as female character's motivation ...

    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 f...

  • Brandy Klocko
    Aug 01, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...

    Trigger warning for violent rape/assault that serves as female character's motivation ...

    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 f...

    DNF, so Boringggggggggg ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Thanks a lot to NetGalley for sending me an e-ARC of this book, I had a fabulous time reading it! Alright, so, I'm not too big on Beauty and the Beast but the blurb for this caught my attention. And I'm surprised to say but this has become one of my favourite retellings of BatB. ...

    They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can?t 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 he...

    Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge is a unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast that takes an unexpected approach to the story. Told through the perspective of a chamber maid, this version takes a darker turn, inverts expectations, and questions what we think we know about beauty and m...

    At first this intrigued me because the synopsis sounded SO GOOD. Then I started reading and within the first few pages I quickly realized this tale IS old as time and I was not enjoying it anymore. Definitely felt like something was missing. Not sure if it was the writing or the story ...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen â™”
    Nov 08, 2016

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

  • Tammie
    Jul 14, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...

    Trigger warning for violent rape/assault that serves as female character's motivation ...

    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 f...

    DNF, so Boringggggggggg ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Thanks a lot to NetGalley for sending me an e-ARC of this book, I had a fabulous time reading it! Alright, so, I'm not too big on Beauty and the Beast but the blurb for this caught my attention. And I'm surprised to say but this has become one of my favourite retellings of BatB. ...

    They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can?t 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 he...

  • Bethany
    Jun 21, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...

    Trigger warning for violent rape/assault that serves as female character's motivation ...

    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 f...

    DNF, so Boringggggggggg ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Thanks a lot to NetGalley for sending me an e-ARC of this book, I had a fabulous time reading it! Alright, so, I'm not too big on Beauty and the Beast but the blurb for this caught my attention. And I'm surprised to say but this has become one of my favourite retellings of BatB. ...

    They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can?t 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 he...

    Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge is a unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast that takes an unexpected approach to the story. Told through the perspective of a chamber maid, this version takes a darker turn, inverts expectations, and questions what we think we know about beauty and m...

  • Kelsey
    Jul 08, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

  • Julie
    Jan 29, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...

    Trigger warning for violent rape/assault that serves as female character's motivation ...

  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    May 20, 2015

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

  • Jackie
    Apr 27, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

  • Katrin D
    Nov 14, 2017

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

  • Lisa Jensen
    Nov 14, 2017

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

  • Stacee
    Jun 30, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

  •  pagesofteastains
    Jul 26, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...

    Trigger warning for violent rape/assault that serves as female character's motivation ...

    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 f...

    DNF, so Boringggggggggg ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Thanks a lot to NetGalley for sending me an e-ARC of this book, I had a fabulous time reading it! Alright, so, I'm not too big on Beauty and the Beast but the blurb for this caught my attention. And I'm surprised to say but this has become one of my favourite retellings of BatB. ...

  • J.A. Ironside
    Jul 16, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

  • Erin
    Jul 12, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

  • Alexandra
    May 06, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

  • Kara
    Apr 19, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

  • Kelly Brigid
    Jul 23, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

  • Aila
    Apr 30, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    May 23, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...

    Trigger warning for violent rape/assault that serves as female character's motivation ...

    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 f...

    DNF, so Boringggggggggg ...

    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 ...

  • Ivana A.
    Jul 15, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

  • melissasbookworld
    May 03, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...

    Trigger warning for violent rape/assault that serves as female character's motivation ...

    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 f...

    DNF, so Boringggggggggg ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    Thanks a lot to NetGalley for sending me an e-ARC of this book, I had a fabulous time reading it! Alright, so, I'm not too big on Beauty and the Beast but the blurb for this caught my attention. And I'm surprised to say but this has become one of my favourite retellings of BatB. ...

    They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can?t 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 he...

    Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge is a unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast that takes an unexpected approach to the story. Told through the perspective of a chamber maid, this version takes a darker turn, inverts expectations, and questions what we think we know about beauty and m...

    At first this intrigued me because the synopsis sounded SO GOOD. Then I started reading and within the first few pages I quickly realized this tale IS old as time and I was not enjoying it anymore. Definitely felt like something was missing. Not sure if it was the writing or the story ...

    Ahhhh, I've been looking forward to reading this book for months and months now and I got an e-arc so I'm currently a really happy fangirl!! Can't wait to start this beauty and the beast re-telling, whoop whoop!! ...

  • Tangled N Books
    Nov 01, 2017

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...

    Trigger warning for violent rape/assault that serves as female character's motivation ...

    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 f...

    DNF, so Boringggggggggg ...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • Minni Mouse
    Jul 11, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

  • Fizah(Books tales by me)
    May 10, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...

    Trigger warning for violent rape/assault that serves as female character's motivation ...

    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 f...

    DNF, so Boringggggggggg ...

  • Lara (Bookish_turtle)
    Jun 30, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

  • Faith Simon
    Jul 11, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

  • Kayla
    Jul 02, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

  • Rylee Richards
    Aug 08, 2018

    I'm one-starring this because I'm mad. Very mad. Let me explain. This book turned me off very early with a brutal rape scene, so MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING for that, and it should be in the Goodreads blurb so that any rape survivors know ahead of time before stumbling on that by accide...

    Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | 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 r...

    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...

    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE don't let this book pass you by. Lisa Jensen's personal spin on a "tale as old as time " is perhaps one of my favorite retellings of Beauty and the Beast. People, it's full of magical goodness an...

    ?The heart revels in its mysteries. Defy them at your peril. Embrace them if you dare. That is where magic begins.? Wow, I?m just filled with unpopular opinions lately, aren?t I? I genuinely enjoyed this retelling, and thought it offered such a unique take on the classic t...

    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 wi...

    This should be titled: How to ruin my favorite fairytale 101. ?Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge? begins with Lucie a girl in need of a job who finds her place working as a maid under a cruel master and when he finds himself transformed into a hideous beast to pay for his crime...

    Update 4/23/18 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. --- 9/7/18 Release pushed back from September 12, 2017 ---> March 6, 2018 ---> July 10, 2018 WHY does this publisher...

    1.5 stars Well, this made for a rather peculiar retelling. Before I begin the actual review, I do want to let readers know about certain important triggers that they should be notified of: - 12% into the book, a rape scene occurs where the heroine experiences it - and the conse...

    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 an...

    Seriously, I must think this is a 5-star book, or I wouldn't have spent years writing it! But giving my own books 5 stars just seems weird to me. Anyway, the opinion that really matters is yours! ...

    DNF around 35% and 1.5 starts because hel-lo, most disliked-by-Goodreads book of the year. You'll be hard pressed to find a review that isn't a one star, spat on, or full of rage. I'm bizarrely drawn to dark and controversial subject matter, though, so some part of me thought I'd end u...

    ***I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review *** *Trigger warnings at the end of my review* So you think you know the story of Beauty and the Beast? Do you think you've read all of the retellings? Think you know how this story ends? Well......

    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 rete...

    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 f...

    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...

    I will forever be a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retellings. ...

    I received an advanced copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 stars. When you hear of a Beauty and the Beast re-telling, they all tend to be really similar in some way, and after awhile you just can't pretend you sense much originality after so ...

    ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Here's the thing: fairy tales are sexist in general, if not downright misogynistic. If you are reworking a fairy tale for today's audience, you are already contending with hundreds of years folk tradition feeding the zeitge...

    If you like added gifs, you can also check out my review here ? =) 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?...