I know, I know, I’m SUPER late to read this book. For some reason I thought it was a Robin Hood retelling, not Beauty and the Beast. Oops. But when I finally realized what it really was, I got it immediately. And it’s molded with Russian lore? Yes please.
I loved it. I mean what’s not to love?
Yeva would have preferred to be admired for her skill, but she’d suffered the great misfortune of having been born a girl.
Every book I read needs to start with this sentence. I loved the writing, the toeing the line between the original and being original. I loved the characters and the moral of the tale. Some may say they’re tired of Beauty and the Beast retellings, and to them I say NAY. This was meant to be.
So if you like this kind of thing (like I do) it’s a perfect read. Not too light, not too dark, and just familiar enough.