Book Review: Light a Candle for the Beast

Light a Candle for the Beast
PublisherRoane Publishing
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Keywords: Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Fairy Tale, Beauty and the Beast
Release Date: November 26, 2014


If you’ve ever been caught in a riptide, pulled down into the water, then you know me. Or, more accurately, what I’m like when I’m angry.Delia was beautiful, smart, and kind. He wasn’t. He said he loved her, but he didn’t know what love was. He was manipulative and cruel—more than a thief. A beast.

All she wanted was a rose…  These are the words on my sister’s grave. Her sadness, her obsession, forever a reminder I didn’t--couldn’t save her.

I’m not vindictive or cruel. I’m simply as the river--my memory is winding and my reach is long. I watched him steal her beauty, her essence. Watched him become a beast. He thought he'd get away with it, thought he'd go free.

I lay a rose upon my sister's grave.Light a candle for the beast.




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Review

This was a quick read since it was a short story. I was confused at first what the story was about until 1/3 of the way through because then we discover what is the point of the story.

I found this story interesting, because I feel this short story was just the start of the protagonist's adventures. The writing was decent but I felt like the story was too short to grab me entirely. I was about 2/3 of the way through the story before I found myself really engrossed with the reading and then it was over before I knew it.

I could understand and feel the rage the protagonist felt in the story and I'm pretty sure I would have reacted the same way. It's interesting to see how she deals with the problem and how long it takes for her to come to terms with the problem. 

What I wanted to know more was the 'why' in the story. We are told what happened and I'd like to know why a certain character deserves forgiveness and why the victim felt that way but we never learn about it from this story.

A light and easy read that if you enjoy fantasy, learning to forgive, and a small time skip, then you will enjoy this story.


3 out of 5 rating for me!

(An ARC was provided for an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way.)


About Echo Shea

Echo Shea is an Urban Fantasy writer. Known for fast-paced and sometimes chilling prose, she hunkers down at her desk with characters that not only enchant, but excite her. There’s something so freeing about writing beyond what seems possible.

Who says there’s not something more hiding in these Maryland woods?



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