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 château. 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.

I absolutely loved this book.

As a massive fan of Beauty and the Beast I am very critical of people touching this particular tale. As you can imagine I went into this book very cautiously. I wanted to like it but I didn't have high hopes.

I never in a million years expected to love it to the point of adoration. I was completely captivated by this book and I didn't want it to end. I honestly feel like I had an out-of-body experience whilst reading this book. That's how good it was.

Leife Shallcross did a fantastic job with this book. The story was captivating, the characters were real and relatable and the writing was absolutly beautiful. In fact the writing in this book had a real cinematic quality about it which made is such an immersive read.

It's not often that I find myself so engrossed in a story that I forget that it actually a book. This is on of those rare books. I laughed, I cried and I held my breath until the final page. This book will take the reader on a fantastic journey and I truly believe it should be read by everyone.

The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross is a wonderful book that will take you on a magic ride until the very last page.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker