Monday, February 24, 2014

The Beast by Astrid 'Artistikem' Cruz - Review

This is book 3 in a series so the review might contain spoilers for the prevoius books.
Thanks to the author for the copy.  Here my reviews for BOOK 1 and BOOK 2.

The Beast (The Caregiver, #3) Title: The Beast
Author: Astrid 'Artistikem' Cruz
The Caregiver #3
Release Date:
January 7th 2014
Format: E-book
Publisher: Artistikem

The trip to Puerto Rico proves to be even worse than the nightmare Scarlett thought it would. Adrian's assassination starts what becomes a series of revelations that will bring her face to face with demons from her past.

Stakes get higher as she learns this is more than a government conspiracy but a personal vendetta led by a man scarred by the same two people who made Scarlett's early years a living hell.

Everyone she loves is in danger and she's vowed to protect them no matter what. And they've vowed to fight by her side in return. What she isn't counting on is that in love and war, sacrifices must be made.




My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After reading The Beast, book three in The Caregiver series, I can say I’m a loyal fan of the books and the author. This world of secret agencies, spies, confidential projects, mob, drug lords and strong values as loyalty, friendship, bravery and more, is the perfect scenario for an outstanding story with splendid characters.

The Beast is part of a series set on a world where violence and love coexist to frame a tangled and complex history. It’s a fast story, with revelations in every page and new info to have in account when decisions are made. Full of excitement, adrenaline and intrigue, the book has almost no low points.

The book starts right after the events on book two, in the middle of complications Scarlett continues with the wedding plans and with the mission to disarm the project that threats her happiness and the ones she loves.

Scarlett is really one of my favorite heroines but not because she is perfect or all goody-goody. She is real and human, with flaws and a personality you don't always love. Her relationship with Armand is so well put together, is described in an excellent way. The author makes an incredible work creating and writing about the relationships in this book, everything is well thought and despite the great amount of names, is easy to catch up with everyone.

One thing that got my attention was that in this book BDSM is present like something of her past and a common characteristic between her and some of her acquaintances. However, in the previous one this wasn’t so clear (or at least I don’t remember being so specific about it) there were hints about it but not much.

I could write a lot more about all the good things in this book but I don’t want to spoil anything. The Beast is definitely my favorite in the series because all the action and the love in this book. We can read Armand’s point of view (which is great) and Scarlett is better than never.

Overall, The Beast is the best book in the series. It has the violence, the danger and the evil people I enjoyed in the preceding books. A must if you have read the other two books.


  1. I tweeted. Hopefully, more people will hear about what a great series this is. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  2. ah... mobs.. drugs.. spies? How have I never heard of this one? It's right up my alley.

  3. Hey, girl!

    Ohhhhhh! How could I have missed this series??? I just clicked over to your review of book 1 because I never heard of the The Caregiver Series and it sounds awesome! And Armand sounds sexy :) I can definitely tell you like these books, so I'll be adding this to my summer reading list which is already starting to get ridiculously long!

    Thanks for the recommendation! :)

    Mia @ The Muses Circle


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