Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
Yeva feels like something is missing in her life. She would much rather be out hunting with her father then standing around gossiping with the other ladies. However, that doesn't seem to be possible, but when her father loses their money and then goes missing. Yeva will do everything she can to find him even if it means seeking out the Beast.
This book was not at all what I thought it would be. It started out very interesting, but then I got rather annoyed with it throughout the middle and end of the book. It felt rather boring, then the ending felt really rushed, so that was annoying. Other than that I liked the idea of the story, and I liked the characters as well. This was a much different Beauty and the Beast type of story than I've ever read.