Book Review: A Bad Breed by Kat Ross

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Published: May 31, 2019 by Acorn Publishing
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Retelling
Edition: Ebook
Pages: 289
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Description: Pricolici.

A creature out of folklore. And nightmare.

January 1889. When a Romanian village suffers a series of brutal attacks, occult investigator Anne Lawrence is dispatched to the forests of the Old Country to hunt the killer – only to vanish without a trace.

The trail leads her mentor Vivienne Cumberland deep into the Carpathians to a remote monastery. As a blizzard rages outside, trapping them all with the pricolici, Vivienne risks sharing the fate of the woman she came to find. But is the culprit truly a werewolf … or something even more dangerous?

A man bent on revenge. And a love that was never meant to be.

Imprisoned in a decaying castle, Anne finds herself ensnared in a web of dark enchantment, at the mercy of a mysterious captor with a beast inside – and a memory as old as the ancient legends.

As the weeks pass, Anne learns his real identity, and slowly uncovers a complex and deeply passionate man. But is she willing to pay the price for falling under his spell?

Note: This darkly magical reimagining of Beauty and the Beast is the third book in the Gaslamp Gothic series, but can be read as a standalone with no need to start with Book #1, The Daemoniac.

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Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She’s the author of the Fourth Element and Fourth Talisman fantasy series, the Gaslamp Gothic paranormal mysteries, and the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Check out Kat’s Pinterest page for the people, places and things that inspire her books.

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International Giveaway!!
This giveaway runs until July 11th and the prizes are: one $20 Amazon gift card and signed copies of the first two Gaslight Gothic novels!

Final Thoughts

While reading this book, it took me back to my middle school years reading fantasy, young adult series like Vampire Academy. I have not read the first two books in this series, but as noted above you can read this one without having read the previous books. I did not have any trouble following the plot. I felt like the author had the perfect balance of fantasy, romance, mystery, and action to keep me entertained; this book is not very lengthy, so readers will have no trouble reading it in a timely manner. I hope others give this book a chance and enjoy it as much as I did!