Review of Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter

15 Mar

Beauty of the Beast
Fairy Tale Retellings, Book One
Release Date: March 15, 2017
Genres: Historical Romance, Fairy Tale Retellings, Gothic Romance, Adult


Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.

A beast living in the shadow of his past…

Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.

A beauty in pursuit of a better future…

Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.

Beauty and the Beast…

Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…

Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the OperaBeauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.





It’s a retelling of classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. I think that the author has done justice to the original story, its well-written and captures characters of both ‘Beauty’ and ‘Beast’ wonderfully. I enjoyed reading it and I think anyone who likes fairy tales will love this new version of an old tale. Personally, I’ve always loved Beauty and the Beast. Story has so much depth and it tells us insights about human mind ans soul. On one hand, there is Beast, an outwardly ugly man with a pure heart. On the other hand, there is Raphael, a handsome man who is rotten to the core. Choice is simple, how can Isabella not love the Beast?
Adam has lived in isolation for so long that he has forgotten how to interact with people. You can say that his mannerism is beastly. But as soon as he sees Isabella something changes. He wants to make her comfortable and happy. Soon he starts to love her but fears that she will never love someone like him. Little does he know that Isabella has such a kind and beautiful heart that she can see beyond his outer looks. She knows that Adam is the man for her. May be she will finally find her happiness.

“Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Definitely a great read. I believe that story has stayed close to the classic version but still there are enough surprises to keep readers on their toes. I’d recommend it to my fellow readers.

Reviewed by Fizza


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