Author: Rita Stradling
Published: Dec 17, 2017
Genre: New Adult, Retellings, Science Fiction, Romance
A Near-Future Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.
Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.
To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.
Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.
When I saw this book on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it, the timing of the book for me to read was perfect since we have the new Beauty and the Beast movie coming out and I enjoy a good retelling. Also, I LOVE this cover, it’s extremely relevant to the story and appealing to the eye.
Things that I love about this book were the futuristic twist on the plot. I also loved having a bit more of the backstory for how Alainn ends up in the situation she does. The primary characters all have flaws that contribute to the decisions made.
The only things I’m a little unsure on which actually are the main reason I’m giving this a 3.5 instead of a 4 is that the relationship in this book feels a little rushed. I felt the before was great but it goes from nothing to everything pretty fast and it feels a little out of place.
The overall story was wonderful and I love that the story wasn’t just a retelling but had an extra plot to wrap around that and the re-telling just complimented that.
All in all, I’m really excited to see where this book ends up once published (Dec 2017) and can’t wait to hear other peoples thoughts!