From the author of The Hemlock Bay Series comes a new retelling of an old tale…
… Not every Beast is a prince charming at heart and not every Beauty is a maiden just waiting for love…
Thorn has lived her entire life in a small town sheltered by the Cold
King’s mountain. Working day and night to care for her younger siblings,
complete her unending chores and please her selfish, lazy mother has
left her with few dreams for her own future.
But then even those
meager hopes are taken from her when the Cold King comes down from his
mountain to demand a new servant. Ungraceful, unladylike, undesired and
unwanted by even her own family, Calia is chosen to be sent to the
The Cold King has lived for three hundred years under a
curse imposed by his own father. With no hope of ever breaking it, he
settles for keeping his heart frozen against any pain— or hope.
his new servant arrives, she challenges him in ways no one ever has and
sparks fly. But not every Beast is a prince charming at heart and not
every beauty is a maiden just waiting for love.
Sometimes happily ever after isn’t so easy… From Goodreads.
A retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It is darker than the original and
has some violence. I love Fairy Tales and especially remember reading
them constantly when on holiday with my grandparents. This was an okay
retelling but I still like the original a lot more.
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