Title: Scarlet in the Snow
Author: Sophie Masson
“The difference between good magic and bad magic is that the first fits itself to you, and the second tries to fit you to it. Remember that and you won’t go wrong.”
During a brutal blizzard with the pursuit of wolves behind her, Natasha seeks refuge at a beautiful yet seemingly abandoned mansion. Wandering throughout it, she hears and sees no one. When she however wanders out to a garden and sees a beautiful red rose blooming in spite of the wintery conditions, she finds she cannot help but touch it, thus incurring the wrath of the master of the house, a wild and terrifying beast. But not everything is as it seems, and Natasha must get to the bottom of the secrets surrounding the beast and his enchantment.
This is, obviously, a retelling of the beauty and the beast fairytale, which happens to be one of my very favorite stories of all time. And I must say, this is a very beautiful rendition of it. There were a lot of similar aspects relating to the original tale, but also the storyline had its own flair and uniqueness which really set it apart. Plus, it was enjoyable to see such a brave and daring heroine as Natasha.
Overall just a really great and enjoyable book!