Today’s team review is from Karen, she blogs at http://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com
Karen has been reading The Beast That Never Was by Carne J Werlinger
What if Beauty was the Beast?
This book introduces you to 18-year-old Lise. After her father’s death, the family struggles to earn a living by producing cheese.
With The Beast That Never Was, Caren J. Werlinger has created a wonderful fantasy story with a touch of romance. It is a very enjoyable and compelling read, drawing you in as you learn more about Lise and Senna. Caren J. Werlinger paints a clear picture of Lise’s mind while the story evolves. I was drawn very close to Lise – a young woman with a sense of duty and justice, rebelling against her mother’s old-fashioned mind-scape. The characters are complex, believable with their flaws and virtues; the author’s care for each of them shows. As for the location – I imagined a Scandinavian landscape, perhaps due to the names. The story is very nicely woven and has a wonderful flow.
This is a book for you if you like mythology, urban fantasy, believable and often very likeable characters, and/or lesbian fiction.