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Beastia | Zoe Cruz




What if Beauty became the beast?

Zoe Cruz's newest release, Beastia, comes at an opportune time with Emma Watson's modern adaptation of Beauty and the Beast capturing the hearts of Disney fans all around the world. In a refreshing contrast, Cruz provides a grittier, more realistic version of how the beast could live in the hearts of those closest to us. In fact, with this new release, Mean Girls meets Beauty and the Beast as Chicago scream queen Rebekah Austin rules her school with an iron fist. Although her facade of perfectly manicured hair, nails and outfit might say otherwise, beneath it Rebekah feels ugly, repulsive and even...beastly. 

This is so refreshing from the typical retelling of the story, because Cruz flips the script and challenges the notion that conventionally beautiful women must fall in love with not-so-cute guys (like maybe, quite literally, a beast), when the opposite can occur. Join writer Zoe Cruz in redefining important lessons about beauty, self-worth, and love all the while challenging our own assumptions and prejudices. Cruz writes, “Going through life alone is impossible, especially when dealing with heavy things like depression and/or anxiety. I think everyone needs and deserves to have people in their lives that are present through difficult times and that allow them to see life in a different way, more positively regardless of external signifiers.”

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Connect with Zoe Cruz on twitter.com/zoe_rogue and at https://zoecruzblog.wordpress.com.
Beastia [Createspace] will be released March 17, 2017, and will be available via Amazon.
Arcs available upon request!


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