New Release Review:
Devastation (The Beastly Tales #3) by M.J. Haag
I am so excited to bring you my spoiler-free review of Devastation (The Beastly Tales #3) by M.J. Haag. This new release is the third installment in the 3-part new adult/adult Beastly Tales serial. Catch up with this now complete fairy tale serial, especially since book one, Depravity is now free! If you are interested you can check out our reviews for Depravity and Deceit. Please remember that this is a mature series and intended for mature readers.
Category: New Adult, Mature, Fantasy, Retelling
Publication: August 25th, 2015
The anticipated conclusion to the Beastly Tales…
Abused and rejected, Benella strives to regain a purpose for her life and finds herself returning to the last place she ever wanted to see. She must learn when it is right to forgive and when it is time to move on.
Spoiler-Free Review:[book rating=5.0/5.0]
Devastation is the third and final part, of the three part serial, The Beastly Tales and this may contain minor spoilers from book 1 & 2, but I will try and limit anything plot-blowing as well as keeping this short took keep the risk of spoilers at a minimum. My initial thoughts upon finishing Devastation was that it was quite the perfect conclusion. I really couldn’t ask for more! I was so pleased and I had such a book hangover that I had to re-read it just a few days after I finished it!
Devastation picks right up where Deceit left us dangerously perched on that cliff and throws us right into the thick of the story. Which I won’t spoil. I will say that I thought this book was the strongest of the three and everything just flowed perfectly. I was so wrapped up in the story that I was *devastated* when it ended; not nearly as bas as I was after Deceit, but this time you know it truly is over and there is nothing to look forward to next month. I just wanted to keep reading; I wanted to keep going, to give me more.
I said this before but the characters have so much depth and such development that you are cheering on some and jeering the others! Benella is so strong and so wise beyond her years! I wish I could say that I would have been able to bounce back from such a blow as she did and to still hold my chin up high and do what she knew was best for her and her family. Her thoughtfulness is overwhelming and she has a heart of gold…I can’t help but be excited for her happily ever after! (oh I hope that wasn’t spoilery)
I loved this series; the story is crafted in such a way that has the reader hooked, surprised and desperate for more throughout the entire series.
Publication: June 10th, 2015
A classic fairy tale with a new twist, the Beauty and the Beast saga begins with Depravity…
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.
Note: Intended for mature readers due to sexual situations, violence (attempted rape), and moderate language.
Deceit (The Beastly Tales #2) by M.J. Haag
Publication: July 21st, 2015
Safely hidden within the estate’s enchanted walls, Benella no longer has time to fear her tormentors. She’s too preoccupied attempting to determine what makes the beast so beastly. It might be the taxing visits from the aged enchantress who cursed him or his growing vexation at not being allowed to touch Benella.
In order to gain her freedom, she must find a way to break the curse, but first, she must help him become a better man while protecting her heart.
Note: Intended for adult readers only due to sexual situations, violence (attempted rape), and moderate language.