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“You think you have it all figured out, Max, but this isn't your game anymore.”
Max Weston knows that life is a game: Turn on the charm, say what people want to hear, and whatever you want is yours for the taking. What do a few lies matter if everyone ends up happy? His best friend, Davey, can't look a cute girl in the eye and barely scrapes by in school, so yeah, Max hassles him sometimes. But he always has the guy's back—even when a strange beast attacks Davey in the woods.
As Davey heals, something awakens inside him. Something with razor-sharp teeth, vicious reflexes, and no patience for Max's ploys. Suddenly Davey is challenging Max, getting smarter, stronger, faster—and harder to control. Max plunges into a series of schemes to save his friend, but with each move he makes, Davey lashes back twice as hard. The monster inside him is calling the shots now, and the game it wants to play has deadly consequences for everyone Max loves.
If Max forfeits, he's giving up on his best friend. But winning might mean losing even more.
Teen Wolf meets Pretty Little Liars in this edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller.
This has got to be the deepest most heart wrenching cat and mouse game I ever read. This author created characters that truly felt real and I wanted to know everything would work out. It did but not in any way I could imagine. I thoroughly enjoyed being swept away with this' 'beastly' tale. This author truly captured many of the growing pains that young adults go through during their high school years. cross that with supernatural elements, and you will be glued to the pages! This voluntary review is based against an advance copy.
Didn't want to put it down.
Fantastic read. Compelling read with characters that will draw you into their world for better or worse...
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Beast Review - 4 Stars
I would like to thank the author for granting me an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What a delightfully, scary read! Beast is not a book I would normally pick up, I tend to shy away from horror, but since I have enjoyed Megan’s other books I gave this one a try. Megan Crewe never disappoints and I think she did a great job in this genre!
Beast is categorized as a Young Adult / Supernatural / Horror novel. Catered to teens, but I would recommend this book for adults as well. You can’t go wrong with a suspenseful novel!
This book begins with our main character Max and his shy, best friend Davey leaving to pick up their friends for a party out in the woods. Later that night Davey is savagely attacked by a monster. They split up intending to rush Davey to the hospital, but on the way his wounds mysteriously heal themselves. Wary and not caught sure if they remember the attack very well, they decide to skip the ER visit and take care of his wounds themselves. The days that follow next are strange. Max and his friends notice a complete change in Davey. Instead of the shy, awkward teen they know, he soon turns aggressive, bold and scary. The rest of this story follows Max and his other friends as they try to help and deal with the monster their friend has become.
If you don’t like violence then I would recommend you stay away from this book, because this book has all the gruesome details every horror story is known for. The action and mystery bring the whole book together. The only thing I disliked about this book was the ending. I’m partial to a happy ending; however, I did feel the ending this story has, probably fit the book better. Doesn’t mean I have to like it though!
The character development is on point. I liked the interaction with all the characters and their involvement within the story. These characters are teens and they sure do act like it! You can’t expect them to be anything else. The writing style flows smoothly and I have to admit, keeps you engrossed throughout the novel. This isn’t a book you will set down to finish tomorrow; you’ll get sucked in for the long haul.
Overall, like I said above, a great read!
Final Rating: 4 Stars