I received a copy of Beautiful Beast from the author in exchange for my honest review.
All opinions are, of course, my own.
From the day Emma learned to piece together coherent sentences, she has been capturing her stories with ink and paper. She loves roses, cats, rain, tea, music, and of course, Jesus! Most of her time is spent powering her way through university, but there are a few precious moments throughout the week that she spends with her latest draft.
She is the author of Ashes of Glass, a Christian retelling of the fairytale Cinderella.
Publication Date: June 8, 2020
Famous First Words
“Pebbles crunch forebodingly beneath a horse’s hooves. The sound draws painfully nearer until it comes to rest somewhere below my window.”
My name is Kalista. They call me the beast.
Kalista has been cursed by a powerful sorceress and is now a prisoner in her own palace. As petals fall from an enchanted rose, her fate and the sorceress’s victory draw nearer. But Kalista refuses to be defeated so easily and uses her own magic to push against the bindings. Yet what if it is not enough and the only way the curse might be shattered is through the help of another?
When Arawn crosses into the beast’s domain, he has one motive: revenge for his brother’s death. But as he draws nearer to the beast and is surrounded by invisible servants, magical banquets, and an enchanted forest, he realizes that this beast is much more complex and much more human than he first thought.
As their paths intertwine, Kalista must risk opening her heart to another, while Arawn must learn to see past his hate and prejudice. Together, they struggle against spells, wolves, and time itself to break the curse. If they fail, Kalista will fall asleep and will never again wake.