Friday, 22 June 2012

Beastly- Alex Flinn

Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: Oct 2, 2007
304 pages
Goodreads page
I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

So this book is obviously a retelling of beauty and the beast, which has always been my favorite Disney movie ever. I was unsure if a retelling of this story would be any good and was pleasantly surprised. It was amazing. It kept so close to the real story while being original and modern. I couldn't help but compare everything i read to the Disney movie but that wasn't a bad thing because i loved all the similarities and differences.
The characters where well written and lovable. The love story was everything it should be.
I was just so impressed with this book i cant even think what more to say about it. Its weird how you find it easier to say things about a book you didn't like than a book you did.
I highly recommend this book for fairy tale lovers or Disney lovers it was just great.
This book was made into a movie and i have only seen about half of it but it didn't capture me half as much as the book did but after reading it i may give the movie another go.

Five stars


  1. I absolutely loved this novel as well as the movie. I'm glad to hear that you liked it as well.

    Thanks for the review! :)

    1. Thanks for reading :)
      you were my first ever comment haha