Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Book Review: Beastly by Alex Flinn
By Alex Flinn
Release Date: December 29th, 2009
Number of Pages: 300
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Blurb from Goodreads:
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.
I was hooked the moment I started reading it. The chat group was and still is very unexpected. I totally love it. Reading about the fairy tale characters I grew up loving. Alex Flinn did a great job in the modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Her descriptions of things, people and places are so descriptive and beautiful.
I felt one with the characters. I couldn't put it down. Finished it within a few hours. Hmmmmm...Adrian. Kyle. I love how Alex personified him - before and after. I totally love the pretentious and prettified way he began to speak. "Who dares disturb my roses?", "I'm here, my love."
I'm in love with this book. I'm in love with the world and story. Totally worth every cent and penny.