"You think you have it all figured out, Max, but this isn't your game anymore."
Max Weston knows that life is a game: Turn on the charm, say what people want to hear, and whatever you want is yours for the taking. What do a few lies matter if everyone ends up happy? His best friend, Davey, can't look a cute girl in the eye and barely scrapes by in school, so yeah, Max hassles him sometimes. But he always has the guy's back—even when a strange beast attacks Davey in the woods.
As Davey heals, something awakens inside him. Something with razor-sharp teeth, vicious reflexes, and no patience for Max's ploys. Suddenly Davey is challenging Max, getting smarter, stronger, faster—and harder to control. Max plunges into a series of schemes to save his friend, but with each move he makes, Davey lashes back twice as hard. The monster inside him is calling the shots now, and the game it wants to play has deadly consequences for everyone Max loves.
If Max forfeits, he's giving up on his best friend. But winning might mean losing even more.
Teen Wolf meets Pretty Little Liars in this edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Beast by Megan Crewe caught my interest immediately! The opening of the story sets the tone of suspense and the tale is refreshingly told entirely from a male point of view. Max has been best friends with Davey since kindergarten. They throw a party at the lake with a bunch of friends and then Davey is horribly gouged by a beast that defies description. Davey's external wounds heal miraculously fast while they speed to the hospital. He stays with Max and while Davey looks fine on the outside, he has violent flu symptoms. Eventually the symptoms stop and Davey feels better but he's changed. His friends try to help every way they possibly can but they grow frightened of Davey as he becomes violent and erratic. This thriller kept me riveted and I read it straight through because of the suspense. 5 stars for a young adult supernatural horror!
Beast was a YA horror/ fantasy novel. It was interesting, mysterious and suspenseful. Max and Davey are best friends, but one accident will change everything. When Davey is attacked by something unknown in woods, he starts becoming a different and dangerous person. It is up to Max and his friends to help Davey and cure him. Beast had a well written plot filled with twist and turns that were very unexpected. It was thrilling and hard to put down. It had all the right elements of mystery that kept readers on the edge of their seat eager to see what will happen next. I also liked the drawings in the novel that made it feel like I was seeing Davey's drawings for real. The characters were also very interesting. I liked the sibling relationship between Max and his sister Ash. He was very protective of her and was always looking out for her. Vicky had a good heart and Jena was smart as well as brave. I would recommend Beast to fans of ya fantasy and horror!