Blog Tour: Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani

Happy Monday y’all! Man, this weekend went by so quickly and I really did not want to start the week again today. I wanted to sleep in a little and read books and not have to work at all, but unfortunately, the pitfalls of being a person in society means that we have to get up and get ready and do productive things (at least for a little while). Besides being a Monday, today’s a super exciting day because it’s my stop on the Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales tour with Turn the Page Tours! I’m so excited for this tour because I love fairy tales, so reading different, slightly darker takes on them was super fun! This book came out on the 21st, so make sure you run and grab it as soon as you’re done reading my post 🙂 Also! Turn the Page Tours has the awesome opportunity for someone in the US to win 1 finished copy of Beasts and Beauty: dangerous Tales. This Giveaway ends tomorrow, September 28, so make sure you enter it ASAP!

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales 5/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:

You think you know these stories, don’t you?

You are wrong.

You don’t know them at all.

Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that capture hearts long kept tame and set them free, truths that explore life . . . and death.

A prince has a surprising awakening . . .                           

A beauty fights like a beast . . .

A boy refuses to become prey . . .

A path to happiness is lost. . . . then found again.

New York Times bestselling author Soman Chainani respins old stories into fresh fairy tales for a new era and creates a world like no other. These stories know you. They understand you. They reflect you. They are tales for our times. So read on, if you dare. 

I really loved this book! I’m not normally a fan of short stories, but there’s something about fairy tales that completely changes everything. I didn’t feel like any of these stories were too short- they were so well written and captured my attention right away- probably because I already knew the basics, but I was looking to see where the change was. I really liked the retelling of Hansel and Gretel- having them be two little Indian kids and their mom being sent away because she was too good at making sweets and everyone else being jealous was such a great way to reimagine the story. I really liked the stepmother and what ended up happening to her, their father, the kids, and the mom. Definitely my favorite. I also really liked all of the illustrations within the book- they weren’t all over the place, but they were sprinkled in every once in a while and I really liked that. Also, let’s talk about how amazing this cover is! OMG I love it! Overall, even though this is technically a middle grade book and people don’t generally think of reading fairy tales, I think this was a great fall/winter read and I think y’all will love it, so definitely go out and grab it! Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository | Indiebound

Author Bio:

Soman Chainani’s first novel, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been translated into 26 languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios.

The sequels, A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES and THE LAST EVER AFTER, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List as well. Together, the books of the series have been on the print and extended NYT lists for a total of 33 weeks.

As a writer and film director, Soman’s films have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship, and the coveted Shasha Grant, awarded by a jury of international film executives. 

When he’s not telling stories or teaching in New York City, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started writing THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. Now he loses all the time.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

Julia Iredale is an artist who works as a freelance illustrator for clients around the world. Her work is informed by her love of mythology, dark fantasy, and human psychology, weaving these together to create beautiful, mysterious characters and worlds. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

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