A Bad Breed by Kat Ross is an Adult Fantasy Retelling of Beauty and the Beast!
A creature out of folklore. And nightmare.
January 1889. When a Romanian village suffers a series of brutal attacks, occult investigator Anne Lawrence is dispatched to the forests of the Old Country to hunt the killer – only to vanish without a trace.
The trail leads her mentor Vivienne Cumberland deep into the Carpathians to a remote monastery. As a blizzard rages outside, trapping them all with the pricolici, Vivienne risks sharing the fate of the woman she came to find. But is the culprit truly a werewolf … or something even more dangerous?
A man bent on revenge. And a love that was never meant to be.
Imprisoned in a decaying castle, Anne finds herself ensnared in a web of dark enchantment, at the mercy of a mysterious captor with a beast inside – and a memory as old as the ancient legends.
As the weeks pass, Anne learns his real identity, and slowly uncovers a complex and deeply passionate man. But is she willing to pay the price for falling under his spell?
Note: This darkly magical reimagining of Beauty and the Beast is the third book in the Gaslamp Gothic series, but can be read as a standalone with no need to start with Book #1, The Daemoniac.“
If you love 1800s Gothic-inspired fairy tales, this is the book for you!
AND what makes this story even better is that it’s a dark BEAUTY AND THE BEAST retelling! AKA, all the things I love to read!!
When it comes to the actual retelling, you can immediately tell the similarities BUT with a darker twist. I loved the characters who are stuck in the perfect rustic, gothic world, and you just can’t help but fall for the male interest. Everything about this book just screams darkness.
I gave this one 4 out of 5 stars. If you want a page-turning, plot-twisting, soul-burning story, this is it!
Published: 31 May 2019
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Genre: Adult Fantasy Retelling
How I Read It: eARC from Xpresso Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
“Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She’s the author of the Fourth Element and Fourth Talisman fantasy series, the Gaslamp Gothic paranormal mysteries, and the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Check out Kat’s Pinterest page for the people, places and things that inspire her books.”
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