The Beauty Of The Wolf by Wray Delaney|Gender Bent Retelling Of The Beauty And The Beast

Title: The Beauty Of The Wolf

Author: Wray Delaney

Pages: 400 pages (Hardback)

Genre: Fairy tale Retelling, Fantasy

Publication Date: February 18, 2019

Publisher: HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins

What some might call beauty, I find monstrous’
In the age of the Faerie Queene, Elizabeth I, Lord Francis Rodermere starts to lay waste to a forest.
Furious, the sorceress who dwells there scrawls a curse into the bark of the first oak he fells:
A faerie boy will be born to you whose beauty will be your death.
Ten years later, Lord Rodermere’s son, Beau is born – and all who encounter him are struck by his great beauty.
Meanwhile, many miles away in a London alchemist’s cellar lives Randa – a beast deemed too monstrous to see the light of day.
And so begins a timeless tale of love, tragedy and revenge…
A stunning retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

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“So few of us are born to be ourselves; we are but the dreams of lovers, of mothers and fathers who long for us to step where their feet never dared.”

So let’s talk about the cover! Isn’t it absolutely stunning? It’s the very first thing that strikes you about this book. I was sold at the very first glance!

Then what draws you in is the blurb! The plot is so very promising and intriguing. Beauty and the Beast retold with a role reversal? Damn!

Important themes like Gender Fludity, Sexuality and Body Positivity is brilliantly acknowledged and explored through this book.

The premise and what she tried to do with it really had great potential. But how the content came to be is somewhat praiseworthy and somewhat disappointing.

The charecters lacked depth and the pacing was slow. I was very much fixated on the original story, and the crude language of this book threw me off. Words like “prick” etc. offset my enjoyabilty. The language kept destroying the delicate world I tried to imagine.

But it becomes a lot more fascinating if you read it as a completely different story. If you drop your preconceived notions that you hold on from the classic and read it in fact as an Adult fiction, you get to see this book in a whole new light. In all its fierce form.

The writing was flowery but yet hard to get into. The story, impressionable.

My Rating: 3/5

The Beauty Of The Wolf” is available as Hardback, E-book and Audiobook.


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