Monday, February 19, 2018
Shattered Roses by E L Parfitt
A book for all Beauty and the Beast fans! A contemporary retelling viewed through the eyes of a teenager. Sixteen year old Megan wants to be a doctor. When Megan volunteers at a residential home she meets Lady. Lady tells a fragmented and confusing story of a duke who never aged; his fate tied to the roses that grew in his garden. As Megan hears more of Lady’s tale she is intrigued to know whether the duke existed or if he is a figment of Lady’s imagination. As Megan embarks on unravelling the mystery of the beast a hidden family secret emerges... will it shatter her life forever?
I love fairytale retellings so when I received this review request I was incredibly happy. I have read several retellings and really enjoyed most of them. This one had my hoped pretty high!
While I wouldn't say that this one is my favorite, it did turn out to be pretty good. It is a short book so it didn't take long to finish at all. The fun factor doesn't hurt either so that makes it a quicker read.
There is an unexpected plot twist towards the end which makes it an even more interesting read. There is mystery and a bit of romance that keep you intrigued and wanting to keep those pages turning. Not a bad book at all!
*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.