Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Befriending the Beast // Blog Tour & Book Review

Hey everyone! Hope you're having an awesome week so far. :D Today, I'm joining in the blog tour for Amanda Tero's latest work, Befriending the Beast! :) It's a super fun Beauty and the Beast retelling, with a cool twist. :) Purchase it from Amazon before October 8th and get it for the discounted price of 99¢! :D 

About the Book
Belle has returned unannounced to the castle to restore her relationship with the king, her father. Her hopes are dashed with the devastating message: "The king refuses to see you." Convinced that God has led her home, she is unwilling to return to Lord and Lady Kiralyn.

Time is running out for the decision that will change her life. When tragedy strikes, will she and her father be pulled further apart or knit together? Could she stay at the castle even if she will never see her father again?

Purchase Link
(order before October 8, 2016, to get it at the discounted price of $.99!)

My Review

4.5 of 5 stars 

*happy sigh* Oh, what a beautiful story. This was the fourth story I had read by Miss Tero (previously – Letters From a Scatter-Brained Sister, Debt of Mercy, and Coffee Cake Days) and it's certainly my favorite. :) 

When I first started reading "Befriending the Beast", I wasn't sure what to expect. The writing was good (really good!!), but I wasn't sure where the story was going or if I would like it that much. I was so wrong, peeps. :P 
I loved it so much!!! It's a beautiful story, such a unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I had never ever considered a retelling with someone besides a love-interest as the beast. The change was so sweet and refreshing! Also, I loved all the names – Keirstrider, Galathia (horses), Favian, Kiralyn... Eeps! All the lovely medieval-ness! :D And then...ahhhhhh. I absolutely adored the ending. <3 I hope Miss Tero writes more, similar, retellings. :)

**I received an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.** 

About the Author
Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, she has begun actively writing short stories, novellas, and novels. If something she has written draws an individual into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, it is worth it!

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)

Connect with Amanda

Don't forget to enter the super fun giveaway! :) 

U.S. Giveaway: Enter to win one of two paperback copies of "Befriending the Beast"

International Giveaway: Enter to win one of two eBook copies of "Befriending the Beast"

~ Blog Tour Schedule 

September 30th, 2016
Emily (review, giveaway) (http://zerinablossom.blogspot.com/)

October 1st
Amanda Leite (review, blog tour, giveaway) (http://apinchoffaith.com/)

October 2nd 
Kellyn Roth (review, interview) (https://reveriesreviews.wordpress.com/)

October 3rd 
Faith Blum (review, book spotlight, giveaway) (http://bookishorchestrations.blogspot.com)

October 4th 
Faith Potts (book spotlight, review, giveaway) (http://fireflysstoryspace.blogspot.com/

October 5th 
Lesa Mckee (Book spotlight) (http://lesamckee.com/

October 6th 
A.M. Heath (book review) (Amheathblog.wordpress.com

October 7th 
Anika Walkes (interview, book spotlight, giveaway, book trailer) (http://anikasavenue.wordpress.com)

October 8th 
Tarissa Graves (book review, spotlight) (http://InTheBookcase.blogspot.com)


  1. This sounds like a good book, Faith! :) I might have to read it sometime. :) I keep finding out about all of these $0.99 ebooks from you! :) This is so great! :)

    1. It really was, Rebekah! :D I think you would enjoy it. :) I'm so glad to be a help! Hope you get to read and love some of them! :)

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. Thanks so much for reviewing "Befriending the Beast" and being a part of my blog tour! :) I'm so happy you like it! <3

    1. I was so happy to take part! Yes, it was amazing! :)

      Thanks for commenting!