Thursday, May 16, 2013

Curse of the Beast

Review 5/5 Stars!!

A dark shadow stalks the night, watching her—waiting to claim what is his.

Seventeen-year-old Tayla Jonas longs for a simple life, but after a traumatizing family loss, she is forced to be both mother and sister to her cousins while caring for her mentally unstable aunt. Moving to her grandma’s quiet town of Cody, Wyoming, Tayla finds some normalcy with her quirky green activist friend, Chel, who spends no time converting her to vegetarianism.

A few weeks into her new school, Tayla catches the eye of Kyle Harrington—the high school quarterback and resident millionaire—who can seduce any girl with his charismatic charm, including Tayla. But Kyle is anything but what he seems.

Walking through City Park, Tayla is unaware that an ancient curse has her in its crosshairs. The silver moonlight illuminates the path to her van, sprinkling shadows like evil twinkling eyes. Tayla’s skin prickles, and she turns. Something—or someone—is watching her.

A powerful werewolf steps from the shadows. An iridescent blue chord shoots from him and slams into her stomach, dissolving instantly. Pain wracks her body, and she tries to scramble to safety, but his silver eyes freeze her in place as the curse binds them together. The chord settles deep inside her body, coiling with dread around her heart.

Dismayed by the prospect of a werewolf for a shadow, Tayla fears for the safety of her friends and family. How will she keep the werewolf’s insatiable hunger in check? Her plans for a vegetarian lifestyle quickly dwindle away, and Tayla wrestles to fit her frazzled life back together—piece by piece. But what she didn’t expect was her attraction to the werewolf or the power of the full moon.

Will Tayla be strong enough to survive the Curse of the Beast? Or will it consume her like so many before? Find out in the first installment of this unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

I LOVED this book!! I could not put it down and read the book in about 4 hours. I absolutely love modern remakes of fairy tales and this one does not disappoint. I love this retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Ashley Lavering is a great writer and story teller.

I loved Tayla and Beast. Tayla is a strong 17 year old girl that has gone through alot in her life. After her mother left her as a baby and being raised by her Aunt she has to mature at an early age to take care of her Aunt and 2 younger cousins after her uncle dies when her Aunt breaks down because of his death. Since moving to the town of Cody Tayla has a whole new set of problems to deal with.

After being home schooled her whole life she has to adapt to school and Kyle the obsessive quarterback that threatens ever other boy that look at her. With her best friend Chel she is able to avoid Kyle most of the time. When Tayla has to escape Kyle one night she meets Beast, the curse takes hold of her creating a link between them both that only lets them stray a short distance away from each other without being painful for both Tayla and Beast.

Once they are linked Tayla tries to fight as long as she can to stay with her family, after realizing she can't stay and keep them safe she is forced to live with Beast. Living with Beast reveals things about her past that she never would have learned, and also alters her future.

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