My Rating: 3 STARS
Genre : Romance and Fantasy
Released on : 3 May 2018
Plot: I am neither monster nor man – yet I am both.
I am the Beast.
I know why I was cursed; I know the legacy of evil I carry in my tainted blood. So how could she ever love me?
My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart when I was struggling just to be human.
And now I might lose her forever.
Amazing retelling of the age old Disney Classic ‘Beauty and the Beast ‘.
The book explores the story from the perspective of the Beast . I have seen a boon in the recent times and I am a huge sucker of Disney Classics so I had to read this one as well.
The story is the same as that of Beauty and the Beast with a bit variations here and there . I liked the storyline immensely even if it was very simple . To begin with the story is a cliche , you can’t deny that fact but the overall presentation of the story is lovely. My heart goes out for the Beast and you immediately like him nevertheless. Isabeau also likes him instantly. Yeah, she is the main character very very similar to our Disney’s Bella.
The romance between the two is very limited . Also at the Beast asking her hand for marriage too many times makes the book tedious at some points.
The characters are well sketched and both Isabeu and Beast connect with the readers at once. The feelings of Beast are presented well as it is much needed , adding new perspective to the story . Coming back to the things which I didn’t liked , I feel that there was not much happening at times and my interest in the book was reduced quite a few times. The pace of the story seemed sluggish and the book stretched. I mean , the author could have shortened it by 50 pages or so.
Also I feel that the author could have done something fresh with the story but she sticks to the original story at many points thus making it a boring tale. But nevertheless as a a fan I give it 3 Stars .
This book is for Fans of Disney Classics and those who believe in True Love 😉
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with the ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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