Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#260): Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


Beast: A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: July 10, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

Filled with magic and fierce emotion, Lisa Jensen's multilayered novel will make you question all you think you know about beauty, beastliness, and happily ever after.

They say Château Beaumont is cursed. But servant-girl Lucie can’t believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup Christian Henri LeNoir, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But when the chevalier's cruelty is revealed, Lucie vows to see him suffer. A wisewoman grants her wish, with a spell that transforms Jean-Loup into monstrous-looking Beast, reflecting the monster he is inside. But Beast is nothing like the chevalier. Jean-Loup would never patiently tend his roses; Jean-Loup would never attempt poetry; Jean-Loup would never express remorse for the wrong done to Lucie. Gradually, Lucie realizes that Beast is an entirely different creature from the handsome chevalier, with a heart more human than Jean-Loup’s ever was. Lucie dares to hope that noble Beast has permanently replaced the cruel Jean-Loup — until an innocent beauty arrives at Beast’s château with the power to break the spell.



Beauty & The Beast retelling! I saw this on Goodreads and new I had to have it. It sounds really cool. Here's hoping it IS! 

35 comments:

  1. Ooh this sounds really fascinating. I JUST finished Cruel Beauty today so I'm all about Beauty and the Beast retellings.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  2. AH! I love Beauty and the Beast😍😍😍 I actually haven't heard about this lovely. Thank so much for bringing it to my attention, Alyssa! I can always count on you!😘 I hope you are having a lovely week.
    - Helena 💋 xoxo

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    1. It was new to me too, until recently! Have a great week, Helena. ^_^

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  3. Awesome! Another Beauty and the Beast retelling! I got to check this one out! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog


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  4. Oooh nice! I can't remember if this is the one I heard about already or not! Think there were two or maybe three B&tB retellings coming out next year? Anyway, definitely going to keep an eye on this one!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. There are a lot of B&TB retellings publishing! It's pretty cool. :D

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  5. This sounds different from other retellings, and it would be nice to hear the story from another perspective. Great choice, Alyssa😊

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  6. I do not read enough retellings but I really need to fix that in 2018. I love the sounds of this one and am adding it to my TBR! Thanks, Alyssa!

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    1. I know what you mean! 2018 is a good time to start binge-reading them. ;) Happy reading, Sara!

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  7. Nice pick! I don't read retellings often, but this sounds interesting! I like how it's from a completely different point of view. I hope you like it!

    Here is my WoW!

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  8. Another retelling! I haven't been reading those types of books but I might pick this one up. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy it :)

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  9. Oh wow I want it too now thanks!! :D

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  10. Hope this is a good one! It looks fun.

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  11. I have never heard of this one, but I am a fan of retellings. I like to see how an authors makes the story their own.

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  12. I'm so excited for this one! It sounds so good, plus it's a Beauty and the Beast retelling, so it's a must read.

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  13. You know I LOVE B&B retellings Alyssa :)

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    1. Yaaasss! Hopefully you love this one, Liza!

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  14. Oh yes, I've got my eye on this one!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  15. This look amazing! I cant wait to read it.
    Thanks for introducing me to it, great choice this week :)
    Here is my WOW 

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  16. I love retellings so much! This sounds amazing!! Great pick!

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  17. Wow, how haven't I heard of this?

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  18. This sounds like Beauty & the Beast mixed with a little Jane Eyre. Maybe...? I'll have to look into it.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I stumbled across this recently and now I just need it ASAP! It is gorgeous and there are few things I love more than Beauty and the Beast.

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  20. Ohhh. This one sounds SO AWESOME :D I hope it will be great too. Like Hunted was. <3 Fingers crossed. I hope you will love it lots Alyssa :)

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