A BAD BREED
(Gaslamp Gothic, #3)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: May 31st 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Retelling
A Bad Breed by Kat RossPricolici.A creature out of folklore. And nightmare.January 1889. When a Romanian village suffers a series of brutal attacks, occult investigator Anne Lawrence is dispatched to the forests of the Old Country to hunt the killer – only to vanish without a trace.The trail leads her mentor Vivienne Cumberland deep into the Carpathians to a remote monastery. As a blizzard rages outside, trapping them all with the pricolici, Vivienne risks sharing the fate of the woman she came to find. But is the culprit truly a werewolf … or something even more dangerous?A man bent on revenge. And a love that was never meant to be.Imprisoned in a decaying castle, Anne finds herself ensnared in a web of dark enchantment, at the mercy of a mysterious captor with a beast inside – and a memory as old as the ancient legends.As the weeks pass, Anne learns his real identity, and slowly uncovers a complex and deeply passionate man. But is she willing to pay the price for falling under his spell?Note: This darkly magical reimagining of Beauty and the Beast is the third book in the Gaslamp Gothic series, but can be read as a standalone with no need to start with Book #1, The Daemoniac.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I am a HUGE fan of Beauty and the Beast, and I LOVE reading retellings/re-imaginings of the story. I am also a HUGE fan of Kat Ross' works. Her writings are always so unique and leaving you on the edge of your seat. "A Bad Breed" is no exception. I love that the book is set in 1889. This is the prime gothic era and there is definitely that sort of vibe in this book.
This is NOT your typical "Beauty and the Beast" tale. Oh no. It is so much more than that. You fall in love with Anne and the mysteriously charming "beast". It's definitely darker than the original tale, with Kat's amazing spin and her own twist. But I loved it all the same.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for my participation in a blog tour. This is my honest, voluntary review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORKat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She’s the author of the Fourth Element and Fourth Talisman fantasy series, the Gaslamp Gothic paranormal mysteries, and the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Check out Kat’s Pinterest page for the people, places and things that inspire her books.
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