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Leife Shallcross’s first novel, The Beast’s Heart, a "luxuriously magical retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale", will be published by Hodder & Stoughton in May 2018. She is also the author of several short stories, including Pretty Jennie Greenteeth, which won the 2016 Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Short Story. Leife has a bit of a thing for fairy tales, and is particularly inspired by those characters that tend to fall into the cracks of the usual stories. She can be found online at leifeshallcross.com and on Twitter @leioss. ...more

Average rating: 3.75 · 3,248 ratings · 767 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Beast's Heart

3.64 avg rating — 1,934 ratings — published 2018 — 11 editions
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Winds of Change

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The Never Never Land

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Use Only as Directed

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The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes
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Long Exposure by Kam "Mars" Heyward
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Spinning by Tillie Walden
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The Impossible Contract by K.A. Doore
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*sobbing*
My heart. Will K A Doore ever write a book that doesn't leave you a little bit ruined at the end?
*taps fingers impatiently waiting for Unconquered City to drop*
If the idea of assassins with squishy hearts is your jam, this series is for you.
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The Unconquered City by K.A. Doore
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The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore
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"Assassin gets co-opted to solve murder mystery" is a pretty compelling premise for a story, and Doore handles it perfectly. The characters are great - I'm not sure how often you get to describe an assassin as a cinnamon roll but he *is* and he's *ad ...more
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Slippery Creatures by K.J. Charles
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This was a delight.
KJ Charles is on her usual form. A deliciously twisty plot, villainous villains, a delightful supporting cast, and a hero who comes with his own perfect mix of competencies and blind spots. AND it's set in an antique book shop.
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Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
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Immersive & un-put-downable. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first, because the story is a little bleaker. Lots of tension & unhappiness with not a lot of lighter moments compared to the first. But the world is fascinating and expertly rendere ...more
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“Enchantments and dreams: I suspect they are made of the same stuff. They each beguile the mind and confuse the senses with wonder and strangeness so all that was familiar becomes freakish, and the most bizarre of things intimate and natural. For the longest time after the curse fell, I did not know if I was a beast who dreamed of being a man, or a man who dreamed he was a beast.”
Leife Shallcross, The Beast's Heart

“He is not a CREATURE.
He is a GOOD MAN!”
Leife Shallcross, The Beast's Heart

“I wish I could make her see any amount of money was only the least of her virtues.”
Leife Shallcross, The Beast's Heart

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