Liked It7 of 7 members found this review helpful
“Probably from the title you can tell that this is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast - but what you won't guess, I bet, is that this version is told from the Beast's point of view, not Beauty's. Not only that, but when we meet Kyle (aka the Beast) he's living in modern day New York City, perfect...”see full review » see other reviews »
Didn’t Like It4 of 4 members found this review helpful
“This book was verging on awful. I absolutely hated the main character, "Kyle" or "Adrian". He was creepy and annoying. Several times, he said things about Lindy that made me uncomfortable. He acted like a stalker! Also, a bunch of times in the book he IMed a support group for people who had...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I read this to Emily, didn't want to put it down at times and we finished fast, it's a spin on Beauty and the Beast.”jessarenway wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An interesting, modern translation of the traditional fairytale "Beauty and the Beast". Don't get discouraged at the beginning; I know its dry and the main character is a brat, but it gets better, I promise. The only things I found disappointing were the beginning and the little "chat room" pages that the author threw in between chapters. The story didn't benefit from them at all, and they were mostly just annoying. After a while I didn't even bother to read them. Maybe the author wanted to use them to tie in this book to more in a series? In any case, the rest of the book was wonderful. The characters were lovable and the story was gripping. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes teen romances or fairy tale retellings.”Maggie wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think I liked the movie more than this book. I felt like Lindy didn't come into the book until about halfway through. Kyle/Adrian was an actual beast complete with hair, fangs and claws. He had a magic mirror like in the original fairy tale that could see anyone he wanted to. One thing I didn't like was that Kendra, the witch, was actually Magda, the maid. I don't think I will read this book again, but I will definitely watch the movie. ”Courtney J wrote this review Tuesday, May 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“kyle is very popular at his school and spoiled rotten. one day he makes fun of this girl,who turns into a creature and cast a spell upon him. to end the spell he has to fall in love which he starts to with this smart girl named linda”samantha pigeon wrote this review Tuesday, April 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“great book!! ”Lucy Mcky wrote this review Saturday, April 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about a popular boy named Kyle and he was a jerk .On the night of the school dance he got his girlfriend a white rose and she got mad and didnt like it so he gave it to linda a who was taking the tickets.One day at school he was making fun of this girl named Kendra and embarresed her in fron of everybody . She cursed him and he became ugly and his dad had to send him away.he told him he could take the curse away when he finds his true love.He saw that linda was in trouble one day and he ofrered her dad that he would take care of her and he would leave him alone.she comes to live with him and if you want to find out if they fall in love you have to read the story.”Rosa Daniel wrote this review Tuesday, May 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Seen the movie. I love the book a lot better. The movie cut a lot out and substituted a lot.”Roston P. Jones wrote this review Monday, April 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book beastly is about a good looking, very popular, rich highschool boy; Kyle Kingsbury, who goes to a school separated by beautiful people, and the 'uglies'. When he tries to humiliate an 'ugly' in front of the whole school, she turns out to be a beautiful witch who turns him into his 'truer self'- a beast, and he has 2 years to find true love or else he will be stuck how he is forever. ”Vanessa Rodriguez wrote this review Thursday, April 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is one of those rare cases when the movie is better than the book. Granted, the premise is quite good, modernize the Beauty and the Beast fairytale. I do like Kendra the witch, and the characters, especially Will the blind tutor. The story itself is good, but if you compare it to how it got transformed visually in the movie, it doesn't quite seem to compare.
I did not like the whole chat room egroup thing throughout the book with the other transformed beings, it was a lot of noise and didn't really add much to the story. It's almost like it's trying really hard to be "hip".