Author: G.R. Mannering
Release date: November 2013
"As the gates clicked shut behind them, she heard the distant roar of a beast."
She bears no name. Her silvery appearance is freakish to the numerous inhabitants of Sago, the cosmopolitan capital of Pevorocco in a fantasy realm. With her mother vanishing at the instance of her birth, she is sent to live with the cruel, rich Ma Dane, where she is punished daily for something, though she knows not what. Tauntingly named Beauty, she flees Sago in a violent uprising that sets out to massacre all Magics and journeys to the furthest point of the country.
But Beauty cannot hide in the grassy Hillands forever. Before long, the State officials find her and threaten to take her back to war-torn Sago where death surely awaits. In a midnight blizzard she escapes them, running into a deep, enchanted forest to a great and terrible beast who will bargain for her life.
But can Beauty accept Beast? Eternity is a long time.
My teaser, from p. 179:
The forest rushed closer and Beauty refused to shut her eyes. She stared at it, meeting it headlong with a narrow, challenging gaze. There was a whine of wind and then suddenly they were swallowed whole, and the darkness was all about them.I got this one for review last week and am so excited to start it soon! Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale, so I read every retelling I can get my hands on. :)
I'll be visiting around and visiting back, so leave me links to your teasers! Have a lovely Tuesday!