I’m beyond excited to be taking part in the Beasts And Beauty: Dangerous Tales Book Tour, hosted by TBR And Beyond Tours. Check out my review below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
You think you know these stories, don’t you?
You are wrong.
You don’t know them at all.
Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that capture hearts long kept tame and set them free, truths that explore life . . . and death.
A prince has a surprising awakening . . .
A beauty fights like a beast . . .
A boy refuses to become prey . . .
A path to happiness is lost. . . . then found again.
New York Times bestselling author Soman Chainani respins old stories into fresh fairy tales for a new era and creates a world like no other. These stories know you. They understand you. They reflect you. They are tales for our times. So read on, if you dare.
First off just look at that cover! It’s absolutely stunning! A fresh new take on some classic fairy tales. The writing was done beautifully and characters well fleshed out for being short stories. This book has classics such as Peter Pan, Hänsel & Gretel as well as Sleeping Beauty. I love how the author completely changed the tropes of the originals. One of my favorite aspects of the book was the illustrations throughout – it gave the book a whimsical feeling.
While the target audience is Middle Grade I felt that some of the subjects were more mature. This book has a much darker prose than the original with predatory vibes. Overall I thought it was a really good anthology. I will definitely be checking out the authors earlier works.
About The Author
Soman Chainani’s first novel, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been translated into 26 languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios. The sequels, A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES and THE LAST EVER AFTER, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List as well. Together, the books of the series have been on the print and extended NYT lists for a total of 33 weeks. As a writer and film director, Soman’s films have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship, and the coveted Shasha Grant, awarded by a jury of international film executives. When he’s not telling stories or teaching in New York City, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started writing THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. Now he loses all the time.
Julia Iredale is an artist who works as a freelance illustrator for clients around the world. Her work is informed by her love of mythology, dark fantasy, and human psychology, weaving these together to create beautiful, mysterious characters and worlds. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Enter for your chance to win one (1) finished copy of BEASTS AND BEAUTY: DANGEROUS TALES by Soman Chainani!
Open USA only.
Giveaway starts: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Giveaway ends: Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Huge thanks to TBR And Beyond Tours and HarperCollins for my gifted copy. All opinions are my own. Check out what the other hosts are saying below!
For all my readers, thanks for stopping in, have a wonderful day!