Review: Savage Beasts by Rani Selvarajah

Title: Savage Beasts

Author: Rani Selvarajah

Pages: 385 Pages

Publisher: Harper Collins

The Blurb

A propulsive retelling inspired by the Greek myth of Medea 

Calcutta, 1757.

Bengal is on the brink of war. The East India Company, led by the fearsome Sir Peter Chilcott, are advancing and nobody is safe. Meena, the Nawab’s neglected and abused daughter, finds herself falling under the spell of James Chilcott, nephew of Sir Peter, who claims he wants to betray the company . . . for a price.

Caught between friend and foe, Meena and James escape Calcutta, their hands stained in blood and pockets filled with gold. In Ceylon, they’re cleansed of their sins by Meena’s beloved aunt Kiran, before the young lovers set sail for the Dutch controlled Cape of Good Hope, with the promise of a new life.

Yet past resentments and present betrayals begin to pile up as they struggle to overcome their differences. And as Meena yet again finds herself in a foreign land without anyone to turn to, she is forced to find out what she is willing to sacrifice when love turns to hate.

The perfect read for fans of The Song of Achilles, Ariadne and Pandora

The Review

Sadly a DNF for me. I think it may have been a case of right book wrong time but I didn’t get lost in the story straight away and life is too short for books that don’t hook you straight away.

Savage Beasts by Rani Selvarajah is available now.

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