Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross.  Oh my giddy aunt.  I’m an absolute sucker for any retellings of Beauty and the Beast but I think this is the first time I’ve seen a book from the Beast’s point of view.  Get in my life this minute.  *drools unbecomingly*.

thebeastsA sumptuously magical, brand new take on a tale as old as time—read the Beast’s side of the story at long last.

I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both.

I am the Beast.

The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time.

My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of what I did the day her father happened upon my crumbling, isolated chateau. But if loneliness breeds desperation then I was desperate indeed, and I did what I felt I must. My shameful behaviour was unjustly rewarded.

My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart; she taught me how to be human again.

And now I might lose her forever.

Lose yourself in this gorgeously rich and magical retelling of The Beauty and the Beast that finally lays bare the beast’s heart.

Publication date: May 3rd 2018

18 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross”

  1. Tammy

    I’ve never heard of this, but wow. I love Beauty and the Beast as well. I’ll have to add this immediately! Thanks Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope it’s good. I’m always hopeful as it’s my favourite fairytale.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    I love this blurb! Looking forward to your thoughts when you read it. Love the cover too. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope it lives up to my expectations. It’s my favourite fairytale.
      Lynn 😀

  3. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    Love the blurb. Makes it sounds like such a tragic story 😦

  4. sjhigbee

    I LOVED the new Disney version and this cover is fabulous – thank you for sharing, Lynn:)

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Having just finished (and enormously enjoyed) The Lost Boy, I believe that re-tellings of famous fairy stories might become my next obsession, and this one looks more than promising… Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ohh, I have the Lost Boy waiting to be read. Must get to it soon if you loved it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Zezee

    Well, there’s a pretty cover.

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Did someone say Beauty and the Beast retelling? Dangit, how can I say no 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – a tale told from the Beast’s perspective. I’m a sucker for Beauty and the Beast and I’m always in search of the perfect retelling – maybe this will be he one.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    OMG! I adore this cover and I adore Beauty and the Beast. Especially if it’s from the Beast’s perspective. i HAVE to have this one.

  9. Danya @ Fine Print

    The Beast’s POV?! Good lord. I need it. Thanks so much for putting this on my radar, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I can’t wait to read this – Beauty and the Beast is my favourite and I’m always searching for the perfect retelling. If the voice is right in this book it could be brilliant.
      Lynn 😀

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