The Beast's Heart: The magical tale of Beauty and the Beast, reimagined from the Beast's point of view Paperback – 7 Feb 2019
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A glorious debut from Australian author Leife Shallcross, The Beast's Heart retells 'Beauty and the Beast' in a compelling and surprising novel filled with peril, darkness, romance and beauty. An utterly enchanting fairytale retelling that breathes new life into a beloved classic. (Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens and The Wild Girl)
I stayed up until the small hours finishing THE BEAST'S HEART. What a delight! This is a beautifully crafted, deeply romantic reworking of the fairy tale. Leife Shallcross opens a brand new window onto the old story, creating a cast of engaging characters whose fates we really care about (Juliet Marillier, author of the Blackthorn & Grim series)
Leife Shallcross weaves her words like a fairytale enchantment. The Beast's Heart is like nothing you've read. Welcome to a glorious darkness (Angela Slatter, World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings)
I might have a new favourite Beauty and the Beast! 5 out of 5 stars to Leife Shallcross's utterly beautiful retelling The Beast's Heart. Gorgeous writing, magical romance at its best. Absolutely loved it (Sam Hawke, author of City of Lies)
The best fairy-tale retelling I have read (Read the Write Act blog)
This book manages to capture the ancient quality of fairytale without going into the waffle-y vague voice that I tend to associate with some short stories and retellings . . . I had a wonderful time reading this book' 5 STARS (Chain Interaction)
This beautifully conceived debut from Australian writer Leife Shallcross turns the classic fairytale on its head . . . The love story between the Beast and Isabeau is a delight; a credible, awkward, stilting courtship that's shot through with moments of gentle romance, pathos, and passion . . . a complex, charming, romantic, and richly detailed story about the redemptive power of love (Readings Magazine)
Wow oh wow. I was hooked from page one . . . I think I want a Beast of my own! Honestly I think I'd give this more than 5 stars if I could (Books and Lemon Squash book blog)
This was so beautifully written, I felt like I was reading a classical, melodic, fairy tale with all the feels that really came to life in my mind! An amazing story that developed beautifully, fantastically well-defined characters, the author did such a great job in reimagining the tale that's old as time and really took us deep into the heart of the beast. This is a story no one has heard before and a must read now. Beautiful writing and language, amazing characters you grow to love and a beast who I just want to hug! Oh . . . the love . . . the feels . . . for the first time in a very long time, I found this to be a book I needed to take a moment of silence for right at the end, it was that beautiful. (Read3rz Re-vu Blog)
A lovely book . . . I would definitely read it again (My Melody of Words blog)
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This is the kind of story I shall re-read and enjoy.
But repetitive in parts towards the middle (so only 4 stars), but just like the Beast who has to keep watching, you have to keep reading!