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When Yeva's father looses all of their fortune and home, her family moves to a small hunting cabin in the woods. Yeva has always been a skilled hunter and she is relieved to have left her old life behind. She becomes responsible for hunting and keeping her family fed, but this strange forest contains a Beast that Yeva has never encountered.
THIS IS A BEAUTY AND THE BEAST RETELLING
I am so happy I picked up this book.
I absolutely loved this take on the classic story. But what I didn't realize was that also includes elements from the Firebird a well known Russian fairytale. I loved that Yeva knew these old stories and had a love for them.
And this book felt like an older fairy tale. The wasn't a castles or much finery. This book was dark, haunting, and beautifully written. There was a wonderful family element. Yeva felt completely responsible for the well being of her siblings even though she was the youngest.
I could go on forever talking about Yeva. She was a strong character that wasn't always likable but felt very realistic. She wasn't one to wait around to be rescued.
And the romance . . . the slow burn romance that was developed so wonderfully over the course of this book.
I was just so so pleased by this book.
I am giving it a B+
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.