Sara works at the Howard Miller Library in Zeeland MI. We have had many a chance to discuss books together and she sent me this wonderful review of a book I have not had a chance to read. To be honest the title and cover made me not want to read it. But after her review it is now on my list of TBR books.
Thank you Sarah.
I’m not sure if you’ve read ‘Beast’ by Chawna Schroeder personally. If
not, I highly recommend it. This allegorical tale focuses on ‘Beast’, a
human who has always been treated as an animal. She, in fact, doesn’t
even recognize her own humanity at the beginning of the book. I disagree,
however, with those that say this is a fantasy. Yes, the cover definitely
has that ‘look’ to it. Yes, it is set in a medieval-ish time frame with
fictional towns, but that is where the similarities end. Unlike typical
fantasy books, this one has no magic, no odd animals, no new languages. I
loved that! To me, it made the story that much more believable. By a
quarter of the way through the book, most readers, especially those who
are Christian, will be able to guess the ultimate ending, but there were
plenty of plot twists, without seeming contrived, and I couldn’t put the
book down. – – – One warning – there is a certain amount of violence in the