ARC Review: How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren

Posted November 17, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

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ARC Review: How Beauty Met the Beast by Jax Garren
How Beauty Met the Beast
by Jax Garren

2 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: November 19, 2012
Series: Tales of the Underlight #1
Published by Carina Press
Pages: 152
Format: ARC
 

 

I found that I was unable to really connect to the author’s voice or the characters. I found the world to be interesting at first, but then as it became more detailed, I found that I could not really keep track of it all. ~ Under the Covers

I am a sucker for all things Beauty and the Beast so I jumped on this opportunity to read this novella. However, I found that I was unable to really connect to the author’s voice or the characters. I found the world to be interesting at first, but then as it became more detailed, I found that I could not really keep track of it all. It seemed a little messy to me and I think my initial confusion stayed with me throughout the entire novella.

At times the writing was OK, but then when it jumped into dialogue, I felt very detached from the characters. The author bombards you with a few different characters at first and really shows how they fit in the world.

The one thing I really liked about this book was Hauk. He’s an interesting character and I loved that he isn’t your handsome shining knight. I think more authors should attempt to write heroes who are like Hauk more. I found it to be refreshing.

This is the first book in a trilogy and since it is a shorter length, I think a lot of things happened at a very fast paced. The HEA doesn’t occur at the end of this book, but that didn’t bother me too much. For me it was my detachment from the world and characters. Unfortunately, I’m not interested enough to continue.

*ARC provided by Netgalley

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About Jax Garren

Jax Garren is the author of hot, urban paranormal romance like the Austin Immortals and the Tales of the Underlight. Though descended from Valkyries and Vikings (she’s part Swedish), Jax was raised a small town girl in the Texas Hill Country. She graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in English and a minor in Latin then found her own Happily Ever After with a handsome engineer who is saving the world through clean energy technology. Jax can be found at jaxgarren.com, at facebook.com/JaxGarren or on Twitter as @JCGarren. She loves meeting new people, so online or in person, make sure to give her a Viking “Hail!” adventure, and love.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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That’s to bad. Thanks for the review

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Thanks for reading my review, Lori!

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Such a striking cover, too bad the inside didn’t match the outside!

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Haha yes, you know we have a weakness for redheads here at UTC 😛

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Thanks for the review! Fingers crossed… just starting this novella…

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Thanks for the review…I’ve been seeing this cover and was wondering about it!

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