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Beast of the Night

(A Fairy Tale Retelling #1)

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A one-armed girl. A lord hiding a curse. A dark secret with the town's fate hanging in the balance.

A Beauty and the Beast retelling with an Austrian twist and a new type of curse.

When Rosen moves to Freudendorf—a secluded town in the Alps—she does odd jobs to earn a living. That is, until her dad suddenly vanishes and the debt collectors come to call: taking her into slave
Kindle Edition, 136 pages
Published June 11th 2020 by Storyteller Wings Press
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Elizabeth Dragina
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars ~


This book is gold. 💖


· Gorgeous setting and worldbuilding. 😍
· Unique characters filled with depth and personality.
· The plot isn't "surprising" but it's fun to see how each author does it differently.
· THAT. COVER. 😍 (H.S.J. Williams did it BTW)
· Elizabeth Rawls has a fun author voice and I enjoy the adventure in every book she writes. It's like .... relaxing fantasy? But it's still action packed. I love it.
· Clean Christian Fantasy. 💗
· It's a short r
Christine Smith
Beast of the Night is a standalone novella, set in a slightly steampunkish, gothic, Austrian sort of setting. Yes, you read that right. Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.

The take on Beauty and the Beast was extremely unique, and it had such a fun cast of characters! I thoroughly enjoyed myself with this quick, semi-creepy, unique read!


Let’s jump right into the true gem of this novella: The CHARACTERS. It’s a fairly small cast but *clutches heart* do they make an impact! I loved t
Deborah O'Carroll
Beauty and the Beast being one of my favorite fairy tales, I quite enjoyed this unique retelling!

I adored the setting and feeling of this one! It was delightfully autumnal and atmospheric and a smidge gothic/spooky but not in a bad way. The Austrian/Alps (but fantasy!) feeling was delicious, as was the old castle.

I loved the characters! Rosenrot and Lord Varick were wonderful, and the side characters were also intriguing and grew on me throughout the story.

Rosen is a fabulous heroine — I loved h
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
I will fully admit that this novella was a straight up cover buy for me. XD I did see people on Instagram talking about the story itself, so I didn't go in blind, but I don't think I actually read the book's synopsis until I picked it up to read it.

I did enjoy it. The world building was especially interesting and author did such an amazing job communicating what was unique about this setting with just a few bits of info woven in near the beginning and then creating a strong feel throughout. She
Jul 24, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked Beast of the Night a lot. I just wish it wasn't so short!!! It felt super rushed, especially the romance. I felt like the plot could've been developed a lot better too, which would likely be fixed by a longer book. so overall I liked it but I wanted a lot more especially with the plot, characters, and world building. ...more
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
What? I wrote RTC on this and then ACTUALLY came back and wrote a review?!?! Will wonders never cease? :)

It never ceases to amaze me how creative various authors can be when it comes to retelling fairy tales. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, a new story comes and sweeps me away.

Meet Rosenrot, a young woman living in Freudendorf Town. (She goes by “Rosen” most of the time, and… well… I can’t blame her). She is just trying to fit in; avoid Gasto, the handsome aristocrat who follows her around f
J.L. Mbewe
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beast of the Night is a beauty and the beast retelling filled with interesting characters and creatures set in our world overlaid with fantastical elements. When I started reading, I was swept into another time and place, familiar yet fantastical and fresh. The elements and imagery from the beloved Beauty and the Beast fairy tale was beautifully woven into an original story. I enjoyed getting to know the characters, watching them grow and their relationships develop. If you enjoy fairy tale rete ...more
C.B. Cook
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

What I liked: The character building in this book was wonderful! I felt like I really got to know Rosen, and I loved that she didn't let missing an arm stop her throughout the story. As someone who's been reading and writing a lot about disabilities lately, it was so awesome to read a story where the disability wasn't a major plot point. It was handled really well without being a main focal point, and I highly appla
Faith Anderson
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow. Just wow.
I've been in the mood for just some short, easy reads lately (especially fairytale re-tellings) and I'd heard a lot of stuff about Beast of the Night that had really piqued my interest. And really..... it surprised me quite a bit.

I especially loved the characters of course.
I was REALLY impressed with all the character building since I don't usually expect lots of character development from shorter books. But this book blew me away with how much it had. I really felt like I knew Ros
Emily Grant
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Madeline Rose
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was suuuuch a cute story! It didn't take long to read, it was short and sweet, but the story it packs into such a short amount of time was incredible.
I really loved Rosenrot, I thought she was a fantastic main character, one that felt real and relatable. I also really loved Lord Varick, though it took me a bit before he began to rub off on me. Not gonna lie, he was a HUGE jerk at the start of the story. But as time went on, my heart softened toward him and by the end I just loved him to pi
After seeing this around the blogosphere...

Positives: So. Medium sized cast of characters plus a novella usually means a slight disaster. Surprisingly, it worked GREAT for this book! The Beauty and the Beast elements were subtle here but also very much B&B, which let it stand apart as its own story (though Gasto's name made me laugh because Gaston and Spanish definitions...). The setting was also really intriguing, and I would love to explore the Altered more...not to mention the disability rep
Gemma McLaughlin
Feb 23, 2021 rated it liked it
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Rachael Ritchey
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beast of the Night is a lovely retelling of Beauty and the Beast with just enough of the familiar to quickly immerse you in the story and so much different to keep you interested in where all the turns and twists will take you.

YA fantasy fiction from a Christian author, Beast of the Night is about Rosenrot, a girl with a stump for an arm, a chip on her shoulder, and a heart of gold. The story begins in a little village where she discovers her father has run off, leaving her responsible for all h
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ku, romance
This is on Kindle Unlimited, and it was a cute quick read! I like the cover, and it was interesting to see a "Belle" who wasn't model perfect. Rosenrot is tough because she had no one to rely on but herself, and I gotta say it makes the too-pretty-to-be-real Beast seem like a wimp in comparison. Cute ending! Happy Reading! ...more
This was a really cute, fast paced novella. It was fun, it had some mystery and it gave me all the fall feels. Pumpkins, fall festival, vampires and golems and fantastical creatures, it's a perfect Beauty and the Beast retell for October.
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this retelling of beauty and the beast. It was so unique and this world fascinating to delve into. Great character development and interesting plot. Beautifully written.

Sexual: kissing only
Violence: mild
Language: none
Some readers may think it’s quite short, perhaps even too short. Before I started, I thought to myself ‘How the heck is the author going to fit one awesome adventure in under 200 pages?

Yet here I am, the other side of those 136 pages, now of the opinion that yes, it was short, but if I was the average length of a novel (300 pages ish) it would have possibly dragged on.

It was short, sweet, a whirlwind of nostalgia and I was here, soaking up every single word.
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