The Beast's Garden by Kate Forsyth

The Beast's Garden

Kate Forsyth

512 pages first pub 2015 (editions)

fiction historical romance adventurous mysterious slow-paced


A retelling of The Beauty and The Beast set in Nazi GermanyThe Grimm Brothers published a beautiful version of the Beauty & the Beast tale called ‘The Singing, Springing Lark' in 1819. It combines the well-known story of a daughter who marries...

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Community Reviews Summary of 137 reviews


dark 60%
emotional 60%
sad 60%
tense 60%
adventurous 40%
challenging 20%
hopeful 20%
informative 20%


medium 83%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 40%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 50% | No: 33% | It's complicated: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 40% | Yes: 20%

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