Jan 30, 2014

~REVIEW~ Beautiful Monster by Bella Forrest

Beautiful MonsterSynopsis

Liam Swift is a young man Amy has always admired from afar. She's seen his face a thousand times; on the screen and in magazines. He seems unstoppable as his talent and beauty send him hurtling toward becoming a Hollywood legend...

Until one day - in what appears to be a fit of madness - he stuns the world by throwing it all away. Not even the most persistent reporter can fathom the reason behind Liam's decision.

Never in Amy's wildest dreams could she have imagined this God of acting would go on to accept employment at her local boarding school. Or that he'd personally start teaching her drama lessons.

It seems life can't get much better for Amy... until the sound of tortured weeping starts echoing through the thin walls of her dorm room each night, leading her to stumble upon a horrifying secret Liam had hoped to keep hidden forever.



Amy has always lived secluded from the outside world. She has been living with HIV since her birth. But the days that her father isn't hovering over her Amy finds her way to the school of Arts close to her home. When she gets the chance to be apart of the school she has always loved, she is ecstatic. After being given a full ride scholarship she moves into her new dorm and begins working on her acting career.This is all the Amy has dreamed of. Spreading her wings and flying.

And all that is because of  Liam. When she wows Liam at her audition of Beauty and Beast he quickly offers the opened position at the school to her. With a little help from the heartthrob, she quickly catches up to others that have been there longer. They both quickly fall for each other and begin dating in secret.

But when she discovers that Liam has a very dark secret, Amy must choose between following her dreams or running away as fast as she can.

Amy's dream might just change as she discovers that there are things more important then acting...

Sadly, what starts off as a good story quickly begins to fade. I have to say that being a fan of Beauty and the Beast, I was looking forward to reading something close to it. And although we do get it, it just wasn't anything to enjoy reading. I quickly found myself bored and the story became very predictable. There wasn't a connection to the characters and their interaction. There were many times I wanted to just put the book down. In the end I decided to give it a try.

And when we got to the end and I saw it was a cliffhanger I practically flung my Kindle. A warning that this was a series would have been good. The story was practically wrapped up in the book 1 so I don't know why we have to read another book.

This wasn't my type of book but maybe it will appeal to others.

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