Thursday, October 21, 2010

Review: Beastly

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Published: October 1st 2007 by HarperTeen
Paperback, 304 pages
sbn:  0060874163

"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 a perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly beastly."



What I have learned throughout this book is that Fairytales still rock! Yes I said it :)
This book was thoroughly enjoyable, with little twists and turns I didn't see coming.

Alex Flinn did a very good job making me believe that Kyle really is a beast and that magic does exists.

I love how the character developed and that he didn't just wake up one day and was now a better person.

Definitely a book to read if you don't mind some romance and a good fairytale.

“Who dares disturb my roses?”

I cannot wait!

None :(


anjohnston said...

Thanks for the review! This is one I need to read because I love Beauty And The Beast and I'm rather excited for the movie version. So glad you enjoyed it.

Black Disaster Fairy said...

That trailer and your review just bumped up that book on my list.

Thanks, Lu!

Black Disaster Fairy

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I really enjoyed this one too! I have not seen the trailer yet but am about to watch it...thanks!

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

Just watched the trailer...I was surprised that he is "that" kind of beast, but I think it will work well. :)


I have been dying to read Beastly! What a great trailer. I will definitely read it before the movie comes out. I know they always differ so much. But that looks so good. I love that actor that plays the cute guy. Is it the same guy? The cute guy played Alex Rider in the Stormbreaker movie that was made. Wasn't a big hit here, but didn't get publicized here much.


Hey Lu hope you're having a great weekend! My mom's here for the weekend. I haven't seen her since Christmas so it's good to see her. Lot's to do in a day and a half.

Lu said...

@Kelli - Yea a very strange adaption of the beast, but curious to see how it turns out :)

@Heather - I think its the same guy! Oh i hope you had a wonderful weekend with your mom!!

Bella said...

I loved this book, and can't wait for the film! Kyle's a completely different kind of beast to how I would have imagined him though... Well, I still think the movie will be good =] Good review!

Bella -

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