Tuesday, March 20, 2012

REVIEW: Beauty in the Beast by Christine Danse

Title- Beauty in the Beast
Author- Christine Danse
Publisher- Carina Press
Date Published- 3/5/12

Publisher Synopsis:
Journeying by steam-powered sled to London's Frost Fair to perform, Tara and three friends are trapped in a blizzard in the woods. A gruff, handsome stranger offers them shelter-and wants one thing in return. Stories. 

The travellers are glad to oblige. Their host, Rolph, is especially captivated by Tara's story of an orphaned girl raised by the Fae in the world of the spirits. Equally intrigued by Rolph, and aware of an electric pull between them, Tara encourages him to share a story of his own. When Rolph weaves a tale of a man who is doomed by his own folly to turn into a wolf at the full moon, Tara suspects there is more than a grain of truth in his words. 

When the veil between the mortal and spiritual worlds is parted, and danger threatens, will Tara make the ultimate sacrifice to save Rolph? 

My Rating-

My Review - 
My main point about this story is that it starts off slow. Its quite slow moving in the beginning, once they get to the story telling things pick up a bit.

This story begins with 2 women and 2 men stuck in a blizzard looking for shelter. They find shelter with a gruff stranger who agrees to allow them shelter and food until the storm passes. They decide form of repayment should be sharing stories as is their occupation of storytellers and puppeteers. 

These were stories of dragons, faeries and mystical worlds. They were very detailed and enjoyable! Rolph had by far my favorite story. 

This is a sweet Beauty in the Beast type story. 

1 comment:

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