#TheWriteReads #UltimateBlogTour Review: The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Phillips

Rating: 4 out of 5.

An enjoyable read for all ages!

Thank you so much to The Write Reads and Jack Meggitt-Phillips for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary digital copy!


Book CWs

For a list of warnings (and tropes) for this book, check out its page on BookTriggerWarnings.com.


The most exciting new children’s book of 2020 and a modern classic in the making.The Beast and the Bethany has all the classic macabre humour of Roald Dahl with the warmth and charm of Despicable Me, finished off with a gleeful bite of Little Shop of Horrors! This book should be on every little monster’s birthday and Christmas list.

Ebenezer Tweezer is a youthful 511-year-old. He keeps a beast in the attic of his mansion, who he feeds all manner of things (including performing monkeys, his pet cat and the occasional cactus) and in return the beast vomits out presents for Ebenezer, as well as potions which keep him young and beautiful. But the beast grows ever greedier, and soon only a nice, juicy child will do. So when Ebenezer encounters orphan Bethany, it seems like (everlasting) life will go on as normal. But Bethany is not your average orphan…

Review (No Spoilers)

This book was a hoot from start to finish! As an adult I never quite know what to expect when reading children’s/middle grade books, but this one really knew how to appeal to multiple ages.

The premise is pretty dark–so keep that in mind if you want your kids to enjoy this–but each issue is tackled with a never-ending sense of humor that made it light and easy to read. I laughed several times while reading this book and I can easily imagine that it will be a 5-star hit with adults, teens, and pre-teens alike. (Just check out how many 5-star reviews are on this tour alone!)

If you’re interested in reading The Beast and the Bethany (coming out October 1st), preorder your copy now!

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