I am Beast. I serve the master.
For as long as Beast can remember, she has lived among her master’s dogs. With them she sleeps. With them she eats. With them she fights and struggles to survive. But through hunger and cold she dreams of one day becoming her master’s favorite, earning bones with meat and a place beside the fire.
When her pack scatters after a surprise raid, Beast must defend herself against slavers, hunting down the loners.
They are so strong, and she is only a beast . . . or is she?
For anyone who has found a monster within, Beast is a tale of truth and transformation.
When the Master is killed and Beast is dragged away from the only home she ever knew. Along the journey she meets another girl named Tabby, who shows Beast her first human kindness.
But Beast has also made an enemy. Challenging “Two Eyes” as Beast dubs him, was a massive mistake. He will do anything to possess her, and conquer her. To live under his hand is a fate worse than death, but can she handle the alternative?
Tabby and her father offer her a place in their “pack”. they don’t seem to realize that she is Beast. She does not deserve such kindnesses.
When bad choices threaten to tear everything apart, and no one seems trustworthy, she must decide whether to fight for herself, or for her pack.
Is she Beast, as everyone has said? Or could she possibly be…Sarah?
The character of Beast has a very unusual and delightfully fresh view of the world. Her unique perspective is quite fun to read. The rest of the character cast here are very black and white. You won’t find any truly “grey” characters in this one.
I was quite surprised to find that this book was a Biblical allegory. This one is definitely one of the few truly good ones I have read.
Beast is a short, but beautiful story of trust and forgiveness, with a strong redemption thread woven through.
My Rating: five flames
Romance: surprisingly, nothing at all.
Violence: Plenty. there are chases, fights, beating, whippings, and “Hunts” where the villain makes a game out of hunting the main heroine down to capture or kill her. The author does keep it tasteful though, little blood is mentioned.
Other: Slavery and the question of what makes us human are both briefly touched upon.
Author’s Website: Chawna Schroeder
Happy Reading y’all!