Author: Alex Flinn
A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog, but a horrible new creature who walks upright - a creature with fangs & claws & 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 this 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 & 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, & the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly.... beastly.
First Line: I could feel everyone looking at me, but I was used to it.
I have been blogging about the movie that is coming out & I am so excited about it... so when a friend told me the book was out, I had to read it.
First, the book doesnt look like the previews of the movie - so dont know how "much" of the book is in the movie... but its still the story of the classic Beauty & the Beast... & if you know me, that steals my heart everytime.
This book is tagged as a "YA" - Young Adult book ... I can see that when it talks about Kyle being 16 years old & in high school... but its still a fun little, quick read.
Its not the BEST book I've ever read... And if I wasnt such a Beauty & the Beast fan, I'm not sure how much I would have loved it...
It did have some great lines in it though... when Kyle, who becomes "Adrian" changes & his heart softens, its so sweet to see the words that pour out of him to Lindy. The relationship between Adrian & the witch, Kendra is very interesting too. I especially love the blind tutor that is hired to take care of Adrian, Will... which I see in the movie, Neil Patrick Harris plays (YIPEE!)
My rating: 3 skeins for everyone... (for me, being a B&B fan, 4 skeins)
Last Line: I hold my hand out to her. "May I have this dance?"