Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Beastly by Alex Flinn - Book Review
Author: Alex Flinn
Publication: October 2, 2007
My Rating: ♥♥♥
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.
“... I was just... thinking."
"That must have been quite an experience for you.”
I didn't love this book but at the same time I didn't quite hate it. I got annoyed in the beginning because Kyle was just too annoying. I mean I know he's supposed to be a jerk but he was just annoying. I couldn't really picture a lot of things, like him as a beast. Half the time I was picturing Beast from Beauty and The Beast (Disney version) and other times I was thinking of a Lycan from Underworld...
I can't say I liked him. I mean he was alright. But towards the end I just cringed when he kept saying things formal. Like whenever he would talk like an old man. I know it was supposed to be romantic but I mean eh..
I loved Lindy's character. I thought she was the best thing in the book. I do like the movie version better when she is played as Vanessa Hudgens but she was really cool.
Overall, I did enjoy this book don't get me wrong. But I just didn't love it like I was expecting to. I loved the movie but the book didn't quite do it for me. But it is a good book overall. It was a nice retelling of Beauty and The Beast with modern day teenagers in New York City.