About the Book
Book: A Dark Beauty
Author: Clarissa Kae
Release date: March 9, 2021
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About the Author
Clarissa Kae is a preeminent voice whose professional career began as a freelance editor in 2007. She’s the former president of her local California Writers Club after spending several years as the Critique Director.
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As a young girl most of the fairy tales talked about beauty as the only attribute but when Disney came out with Beauty and the Beast, my world was rocked. For the first time the heroine was a woman with a brain and a plan. I began researching the fairy tale and read every version. When my youngest daughter was born (with dark hair and big beautiful brown eyes) I named her Isla Belle. For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of writing a Beauty and the Beast retelling. And finally, that dream as come true.
Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite classics so when I had the chance to read A Dark Beauty I jumped! Clarissa Kae is a new to me author and I enjoyed her writing style. Her rendition of the classic story stayed true to its origins, but with some wonderful twists. I think one of my favorite things about the story was the conversations between the characters, it was fun, sarcastic, and made me smile several times.
Overall, I give this book 3.5 stars rounded up to 4. For the great character interactions, the combination of mystery/intrigue, and for making me smile. I did like the book, there were just a few things that seemed implausible, a lackluster ending (Clarissa Kae did a great job building me up… and then nothing), and some character decisions that just seemed odd to me (maybe because I would never have done it?). But I am glad I read it and hope to read more of Clarissa Kae’s books in the future.
*I volunteered to read this book in return for my honest feedback. The thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.
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