Beauty....Is Only Skin Deep...

Monday, March 14, 2011


I did a post on this book a while ago, making it book of the week. Like I said before, I'm a huge fan of re-tellings and Beauty and The Beast is one of my favorite fairytales.

I am a beast.
A beast!
Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. 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 really enjoyed this book. It was a lovely, quick, and fun read.

You know the author does a good job of sucking you into the story when you feel like you see the whole thing unfolding before your eyes. In the beginning, I despised Kyle. I went to school with at least a dozen of guys who were just like him. And when he turned into Adrian, that's when my dislike slowly started to fade. You see, a whole different side of him. Yes, he hated what he had become( a beast.) But, in my opinion, once he starts to accept it and change his whole outlook on life, that's where the real beauty in this story unfolds.

As for Lindy, and maybe this is because this is told from Kyle/Adrian's Pov, I felt like I could relate to Kyle/Adrian more.

Personally, I never thought looks were that big of a deal. There is so much more to a person that what they look like on the outside. To me, inner beauty is much, much, much more important.

Pick this up! I'm certain you'll enjoy it!

Cheers!

4 comments:

  1. I loved it too! Only glitch for me was I wanted out of the Beast head and for him to meet someone already! Loved the chat room.

  1. Lola7384 said...:

    I agree with your first comment and second. I thought the chatroom was a cool and fresh approach!

  1. I'm looking forward to reading this one. I completely agree with you. Beauty is on the inside. I've met some very physically attractive people who were ugly on the inside. I just can't tolerate that.

  1. Tabitha said...:

    I loved the chat room!! It was so clever.

    Flinn's books are just plain fun. I recently read her newest, Cloaked, and enjoyed it just as much as Beastly and Kiss in Time.

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