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Book Review and Favorite Quotes: Beasts and Beauty by, Soman Chainani

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales
by, Soman Chainani
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 21st 2021 by HarperCollins

You think you know these stories, don’t you?

You are wrong.

You don’t know them at all.

Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that capture hearts long kept tame and set them free, truths that explore life . . . and death.

A prince has a surprising awakening . . .                          

A beauty fights like a beast . . .

A boy refuses to become prey . . .

A path to happiness is lost. . . . then found again.

New York Times bestselling author Soman Chainani respins old stories into fresh fairy tales for a new era and creates a world like no other. These stories know you. They understand you. They reflect you. They are tales for our times. So read on, if you dare.


Soman Chainani’s first novel, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been translated into 26 languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios.

The sequels, A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES and THE LAST EVER AFTER, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List as well. Together, the books of the series have been on the print and extended NYT lists for a total of 33 weeks.

As a writer and film director, Soman’s films have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship, and the coveted Shasha Grant, awarded by a jury of international film executives.

When he’s not telling stories or teaching in New York City, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started writing THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. Now he loses all the time.


Thank you to Turn the Page Tours and Megan Beatie Communications for my copy of Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by, Soman Chainani. While I received this book for free, all opinions expressed here are my own.

The School for Good and Evil series is a personal favorite of mine. So when I was given the opportunity to read something new from the author, Soman Chainani, I jumped at the chance.

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales is a set of twelve fairy tale retellings. Some of the fairy tales are common enough that you know them by heart – or at least you think you do. I love how Soman Chainani’s mind works. Somehow, he takes fairy tales that we all know and love and changes them into something that is completely new. Creative and creepy, these are not your average fairy tales just as Chainani is not your average author.

But these fairy tales are not for the faint of heart. Readers beware. Sit back with a cup of tea and get ready to look at these stories through a whole new lens.

I give this book 4 Sips


And now, some of my favorite quotes from Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by, Soman Chainani



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