Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Beastly (Kendra Chronicles, #1)

Goodreads Synopsis:    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 the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

My Thoughts:

-    This was a really enjoyable twist on Beauty and the Beast.  I liked how it took place in the present, and I liked that it took place from the beast's perspective.  

-    Kyle is one piece of work!!  He is the kind of guy you love to hate.  He deserved to be taught a lesson.

-    The chat room bits weren't really needed, but I enjoyed reading them.  It was fun to read about characters from other Fairy Tales.

-    Roses, especially white ones, will never be beautiful to me again.  Thank you Hunger Games.  

-    Linda's dad is the lowest sort of scum on the planet!!!!  I can't believe he sold his daughter for drugs...TWICE!!

-    There are some lines and bits that were cheesy and a bit too sappy for me.

-    There were a lot of similarities between this and Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

-    It was a quick and fun read.  I really enjoyed it!


  1. I was never particularly interested in this just because the movie looked so cheesy, but it sounds as if it does have some good points. I might have to look into it after all! I agree that chat rooms/instant messaging/etc. can be hard to write. It's easy to include it just because it's "modern," but the scene can come across as cheesy or as if the writer is trying very hard with all the netspeak.

  2. I have read the book and the movie and I thought the movie did not do justice! :D