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Curse of the Beast Kindle Edition
|Length: 261 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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|Age Level: 11 - 18|
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About the Author
- File size : 3995 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 261 pages
- Publisher : Silvermist Publishing LLC (April 29, 2012)
- ASIN : B007YVYJUK
- Publication date : April 29, 2012
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0985570318
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Not Enabled
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#1,212,580 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #1,866 in Children's Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural Books
- #5,614 in Children's Folk Tales & Myths (Kindle Store)
- #12,916 in Children's eBooks (Kindle Store)
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Some said it was like Beauty and the Beast, so I was intrigued, plus it was free, that's a bonus.
First couple of chapters I was bored, it was quite boring reading about a teenage girl going to school every day and having a crush on the most popular guy, it seemed pretty cliche, but once I got to the werewolf parts I could not stop reading and stayed up til 4am to finish it. I was hooked.
I love werewolves, tho I haven't read many books with them, I fell in love with this book and could not wait to read it again and get the next book.
I was reminded of Beauty and the Beast as reading this, and it got sweeter and sweeter as I read on.
I simply can not explain too much without spoilers, so if you like werewolves, (forming..? >_<) romance, young adult novels, check this one out!
Tayla has had a rough life--her mother disappeared when she was very young, her uncle died, and her aunt has checked out of reality. Tayla has so much responsibility for her younger cousins and her aunt. After moving to Cody, WY, she finds herself living a more normal life, even attracting the attention of the star quarterback, Kyle.
Life doesn't stay normal for long. Kyle isn't what he seems and a visit to the city park leads to a meeting with a scary creature--a werewolf named Beast. An ancient curse links her to him and only time will tell if she's strong enough...powerful enough...to withstand it.
I was very caught up in the story and can't wait to read more. For me, the Kyle angle was hanging a bit and I hope it gets resolved.
Content: no language; some violence--mild-moderate; mild romance.
Now I am just going to say it, I really enjoyed Curse of the Beast, once the Beast became a part of the story, which I am sad to say doesn't happen until 40% into the book. I have to say I was a little disappointed it took so long to introduce the owner of the silver eyes haunting Tayla. I understand that we needed a background, but I personally found the beginning of the story to be a little boring. I got the point that Kyle was stalking her and that he refused to say no, but to be honest I was over the whole Kyle story. And after discovering the identity of the werewolf I was a little baffled as to why it took so long to introduce him.
However, that being said once the werewolf stepped onto the page I was completely enraptured by the story. Yes I wish it happened sooner, but after meeting the sulky, snarky, humorous and often gentlemanly werewolf I can forgive the delay in meeting. But for me, that is when the true story of Curse of the Beast began. That was when I truly knew that I had to know the whole story. That was when this story finally got its claws in me.
I love what Ashley Lavering did with the tale of beauty and the beast. No longer are we dealing with a desperate girl trying to save her father, no now we are dealing with a girl cursed for things completely out of her control. This new bond changes everything. Now Tayla has a wolf for a shadow that is not nearly as playful as a dog.
Knowing the risks to her and her family Tayla makes the decision to leave her family to be with Beast. Never did she plan to get to know Beast or see him as something other than a Beast. But truths unravel and Tayla realizes that Beast isn't just a beast, but a man. A man with feelings and a past. That he is a gentleman that is surviving a curse just like she is. But with this bond comes complications that neither could have predicted. Complications that put Tayla's life in danger from more than just Beast.
Now Tayla's and Beast's true strengths will be tested as they face the great unknown. And I for one want to be there and find out exactly how this all turns out. Of course you have no idea what I am talking about, but trust me when I say that the final twist that Ashley Lavering puts into Curse of the Beast is one that I did not see coming.
Curse of the Beast is not just a retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast story you and I were raised with. Oh no, Ashley Lavering completely recreated it for the modern day. She took our love for the original story and breathed new life into it. Adding twists and shocks that I would never see coming. If you like fairy tales then you need to take a chance on this great remaking of a classic tale.
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It had many twists and unexpected turns that I couldn't always guess what was coming next. A few of twists you did see coming, like Tayla's mother and grandmother finally meeting up again. You do feel sorry for Tayla as she hasn't had the easiest of life (not that she is bitter though) and things just get worse for her.
You also feel sorry for the Beast, he seems to try so hard to make things easier for Tayla whilst keeping the terms of his curse.
Ashley Lavering has done an excellent job of retelling a classic story with realistic characters who you love and the 'bad' character you love to hate.
I will definitely be buying book 2 Star Cursed which is already out, even more of a bonus as you don't have to wait for it to be released :)