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The Beast and the Bethany, By Jack Meggitt-Philips

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The Beast and the Bethany
by Jack Meggitt-Phillips
Published byAladdin on 12/08/2020 
Pages: 240 

Lemony Snicket meets Roald Dahl in this riotously funny, deliciously macabre, and highly illustrated tale of a hungry beast, a vain immortal man, and a not-so-charming little girl who doesn’t know she’s about to be eaten.

Beauty comes at a price. And no one knows that better than Ebenezer Tweezer, who has stayed beautiful for 511 years.

How you may wonder?

Ebenezer simply has to feed the beast in the attic of his mansion. In return for meals of performing monkeys, statues of Winston Churchill, and the occasional cactus, Ebenezer gets potions that keep him young and beautiful, as well as other presents.

But the beast grows ever greedier with each meal, and one day he announces that he’d like to eat a nice, juicy child next. Ebenezer has never done anything quite this terrible to hold onto his wonderful life. Still, he finds the absolutely snottiest, naughtiest, and most frankly unpleasant child he can and prepares to feed her to the beast.

The child, Bethany, may just be more than Ebenezer bargained for. She’s certainly a really rather rude houseguest, but Ebenezer still finds himself wishing she didn’t have to be gobbled up after all.

Could it be Bethany is less meal-worthy and more…friend-worthy?


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This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. All included quotes have been taken from an ARC and may not match the finished publication. 

This book had me hooked from start to finish – I literally couldn’t put it down. One fabulous tongue-in-cheek humorous tale, with some thought provoking messages.

The plot is so unique and insatiable, featuring an outlandish cast of characters that I throughly loved them all.. even the Beast, and his terrifying appetite.

Ebenezer Tweezer is a narcissistic, vain man who wants to retain his youth and has lived an extremely long time. He is fast approaching his 512 birthday. He lives a treacherous, magical Beast, who has an insatiable appetite for all sorts of things. 

The Beasts gives Ebenezer a life extending potion for return Ebenezer seeks out all sorts of things for the Beast to gobble up. With only a few days away from Ebenezer birthday, the Beast has put in a special request this year. Ebenezer will definitely have a challenging time year, the Beast has requested a Child, in return for the magic elixir. 

Bethany is a precocious child living in an orphanage. This snarky wayward little girl is just the child to be fed to the Beast. Or so Ebenezer thinks, and what comes next is an hilarious.

Jack Meggitt-Philips delivers an exceptional written storyline with well developed three dimensional characters, that I enjoyed reading about. Wonderful rich atmospheric imagery, this delightful book is sure to become a classic. It’s written for a middle school audience, but will appease a large range.

A well-written, unique and twisty tale, a highly absorbing, compulsive read. 

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Jack Meggitt-Phillips

Jack Meggitt Phillips is an incredibly exciting new talent. He is an author, scriptwriter, and playwright whose work has been performed at The Roundhouse and featured on Radio 4. He is a scriptwriter and presenter of The History of Advertising podcast.

In his mind, Jack is an enormously talented ballroom dancer, however, his enthusiasm far surpasses his actual talent.

Jack lives in north London where he spends most of his time drinking peculiar teas and reading PG Wodehouse novels.j

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