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Edit: 01/15/18 : You can get the Ebook free on Kindle today! I don't know for how long!

Five Stars!!

What I Expected: A BATB retelling with a Southern Gothic Flare. Maybe on the lines of The Artisans and The Curse Girl which are also BABT retellings with a Southern Gothic flare.

What I got: A BATB retelling with a Southern Gothic Flare mixed with a a pair of Ghosts hunting a family,a murder mystery,money extortion,under the table deals,a crooked sheriff and a corrupted politician trying to hide all his secrets all the while two teens learning to see beauty of the other within.......

Yeah Much more than a Beauty and Beast retelling.

This is probably one of the best BATB retellings I've read! ( Yes Better than ACOTAR and that's saying something lol)

So I highly recommend this one!

Pre-read Review
So a Beauty and the Beast retelling set in Georgia with our Beauty being a Black teenager and the possibility of a interracial realtionship.


It sounds almost like the Artisans mixed in with the Curse Girl.

Brute leads a lonely life in a world where magic is commonplace. He is seven and a half feet of ugly, and of disreputable descent. No one, including Brute, expects him to be more than a laborer. But heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and when he is maimed while rescuing a prince, Brute’s life changes abruptly. He is summoned to serve at the palace in Tellomer as a guard for a single prisoner. It sounds easy but turns out to be the challenge of his life.

Rumors say the prisoner, Gray Leynham, is a witch and a traitor. What is certain is that he has spent years in misery: blind, chained, and rendered nearly mute by an extreme stutter. And he dreams of people’s deaths – dreams that come true.

As Brute becomes accustomed to palace life and gets to know Gray, he discovers his own worth, first as a friend and a man and then as a lover. But Brute also learns heroes sometimes face difficult choices and that doing what is right can bring danger of its own.

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