Review: The Beast in Me by Giselle Renarde

The Beast in Me by Giselle Renarde
Release Date: February 7, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 33
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



Sarah doesn’t have much in common with the other girls in town. She’s never even kissed a boy… until the evening Anderson walks her home. Over time, Anderson presses her for more than just kisses, and on the one-year anniversary of their first kiss Sarah might just give in to his whims. But the woods are dark at night, and there are creatures about, howling in the distance.

When Anderson is accosted by a wolf under the light of a full moon, will Sarah save her beau? Or will she be caught in the crossfire? And if she survives the attack, will life ever be the same?


Review:  If you blink, you will miss most of the details in Giselle Renarde’s paranormal story featuring wolf shapeshifters.

The Beast in Me is a quick read told from Sarah’s point of view. One minute she is losing her virginity to her boyfriend, Anderson, and the next she is waking up in a cave with the town’s former minister. Amid hazy memories of some explicit encounters, Sarah soon realizes that she is no longer the same person she once was.

Although the storyline showed promise, there is not enough development to fully connect the readers to the characters. For a paranormal story to move up my list, it has to give me enough of a back story to set the stage. This one just had too many gaps.

While the heat factor was high, there wasn’t enough of a storyline to fully support all the details. This kind of storyline begs for more development; unfortunately, it was much too short.