The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross


The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross is a book that I came across on the wonderful world of Twitter, and knew that I wanted to read it.


The Beast’s Heart is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast from the side of the Beast.

The Beast is not a man, but he isn’t a Beast either. He has been cursed for a century so far with the body of a Beast and the mind of a man, he has also been alone. Until one day the magic surrounds his home lets in an old man near death that has got lost in the forest in winter. He sees a vision of the old man youngest daughter and hope she will cure his loneliness, but to get her to his Chateau he resorts to desperate measures.

But once she is at the Chateau The Beast and her family will never be the same again.


At the moment am loving retelling of fairytale, and this story did not disappoint.

The Beast’s Heart is beautifully written and its very easy to lose yourself in Beast words. I really adored being able to read the story from his perspective and how he dealt with not knowing what Isabeau truly felt, regarding her situation and her feeling for the Beast.

I like the fact the house was magically and not certain furniture actually being people. It was a great twist that the house had a personality and made it self know when it wasnt happy with Beast actions (or lack of action). I would love to live in a house where I could just say out loud what I wanted and it would magically appear.

Another element I enjoyed about this book is that we get to see how Isabeau family deal with her departure to the Beasts Chateau. I wasn’t sure I would like the sisters at the beginning but as the book continued I grew to like them.  I am still unsure about my feeling towards her father, I understand that he is unhappy with the situation but I dont agree with how he handle it.

I give this book 4.8 out of 5.


I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway, and also got a copy via Netgalley, for a fair and honest review.

Thanks for reading

Gem x


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