Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Beastly by Alex Flinn - Book Review

Title: Beastly
Author: Alex Flinn 

Publication: October 2, 2007 
Series: None. 
Format: Ebook 
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.

My Review:

“... 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...

- Kyle
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..  

- Lindy
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.


  1. Interesting story. If done right, modern retellings of classics can be quite fun. I may have to check out the movie.

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