Sixteen year old Benella is concerned with two things–avoiding the two village boys who torment her and scrounging for food to help feed her family. Unfortunately, the best wild fruit and vegetables are near the walls of the estate, a dark misty place inhabited by an unforgiving beast.
When her tormentors lock her behind the massive gates, Benella knows her fate is sealed. Yet, the fate isn’t one she expects. Her encounter with the beast starts a bizarre cycle of bargaining for her freedom, a freedom the beast seems determined to see her lose.
A classic fairy tale with a new twist, the Beauty and the Beast saga begins with Depravity.
Intended for adult readers only due to sexual situations, violence (attempted rape), and moderate language.
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Amazing New Twist of a Classic Story
Depravity is a wonderful new twist on the Beauty and Beast classic! Beautifully written M.J. Haag tells her version of this classic story. I love the start and development of the Benella and the Beast relationship. Depravity will captivate you and keep you on your toes as the adventures of Beauty and her Beast begin. I’m very much looking forward to more of the story (Parts 2 & 3 coming soon). You won’t want to miss out on this adventure.
Best Retelling I Have Read Yet!!!!
I have read this whole series multiple times and it is one of the best retellings of the original fairy tale I have come across! It honestly reminds me so much of Cupid and Psyche too which just made me love Benella so much!
The main character is not passive. She is very strong and intelligent it made me excited. She by no means meets with Stockholm either which makes me very happy for the whole story!
Melissa you did an excellent job!
Really good read. Easy to not put down