Beast by Kim Faulks
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
a very dark adaptation of beauty and the beast. set in the now a young woman is kidnapped and forced to stay in a dungeon, knowing there is some kind of beast with her. her captor is telling the beast will come to love her. confused and scared, she doesn't really know what is real anymore, specially when she appears to fall asleep and through dreams and visions is told the story of Belle and the man know as the beast.
weeks pass and her captor is surprised she's still alive. it seems she wasn't first in this dungeon, but is the first to last as long as she has. her fear is almost gone and it's only when she shows her unconditional trust in the beast that the curse that was put upon him gets lifted.
how will they handle her captor? what happens to the real Belle? if you like dark and gritty you can pick up this book and read yourself.
i would have loved it if the story was fleshed out more, there were so many opportunities to make it shine, even as dark as this story is. the abrupt ending wasn't 100% to my liking, would have appreciated a bit more story telling to make the ending more lasting. a small added epilogue could have done that set a few months down the line.
free copy gifted in exchange for an honest review.
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