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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Programs and Genres; Deluxe ed edition (Jan. 23 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062113917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062113917
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #409,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Teens will race to see if the beast get his kiss, lifts the curse, and lives happily ever after.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“[An] engrossing tale that will have appeal for fans of fantasy and realistic fiction” -- VOYA. (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

“a must-read for fairy-tale fans.” (School Library Journal)

About the Author

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Beastly, a spin on Beauty and the Beast that was named a VOYA Editor's Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Beastly is also a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wrote A Kiss in Time, a modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty; Cloaked, a humorous fairy tale mash-up; and Bewitching, a reimagining of fairy tale favorites, including Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Princess and the Pea, and The Little Mermaid, all told by Kendra—the witch from Beastly. Her other books for teens include Breathing Underwater, Breaking Point, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and Diva. She lives in Miami with her family.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Beastly April 11 2014
By Haley Keller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'd been wanting to read this book since I learned about it back when the film was coming out. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie, and I was excited to read an adaptation of it. I have to say, that this book is really similar to the Disney version of the fairy tale except more modern. There are differences, but once Kyle had been cursed, I could easily follow along with what was happening and it seemed to follow the plot of the Disney version fairly closely.

It took me a bit to get into the book because of it being told from Kyle's perspective. Since he is the beast, it is no surprise that Kyle is not at all a likeable character at the beginning of the book. I'm not someone who thinks characters always have to be likeable, but he was someone very frustrating to read about for quite a while. I stuck with it because I knew that was the point of the book and he was likely to grow over the course of the novel. And he did. I actually think the author did a great job with that. The progression happened at a nice pace, and it was gradual. He wasn't suddenly a better person. He gradually realized how horrible he had been and it was a process in order for him to become a better person.

I have two somewhat negative things to say. The first is that there were occasional parts of the book where there would be awkward wording. A lot of it was in how Kyle talked after becoming the beast, and that was even acknowledged at one point when Kyle said something about how Lindy made him talk like a romantic lead from one of her favorite books. I didn't like that at all. It felt extremely out of place and unrealistic. I think it might have been an attempt to make things more fairytale-esque, but it didn't work for me. Most of it just seemed off, and I don't think it gave off whatever feeling the author was trying to create.

The other part I didn't like that much was the random chat room sections. I didn't think they were necessary, and the book would have been better off without them. They didn't connect to the rest of the story, and you would never know Kyle was visiting a chat room if it weren't for the actual chat room sections of the book. It felt like they were just there to throw in other fairy tales to the story, and I didn't like it at all.

Overall, I did enjoy the book. It definitely gave off a similar feel to the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast. I'm not familiar enough with other Beauty and the Beast stories to say how it compared to those. It was a cute story though. It wasn't realistic, but I was expecting that going into a book based on a fairy tale. I thought it was fun and enjoyable.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Deluxe edition is...more than I hoped Feb. 18 2012
By Annette Nenn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
When I heard that the Beastly deluxe edition would include Lindy's Diary-it was a must have for me. I already had the original book, and to hear there was more to the story, I jumped at the chance to get it. I enjoy reading Lindy's thoughts/views in juxtaposition to Kyle/Adrian's view. It gives me more of the story from both perspectives and I just love it.

Unfortunately, there was a glitch in publishing. A few books, mine included, were missing manuscript lines. The fix-I got a replacement from Amazon (where I got it from). I am returning my defective copy and they will be sending me the corrected and complete book.

Meanwhile, I'm rereading my regular edition, in anticipation of the deluxe edition.
Missing line on every page July 2 2014
By Sherry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The quality of the book wasn't bad. However, I noticed that the last line was missing on many of the pages. I don't really appreciate spending money on this book when it's not even complete.
Loved it! April 18 2014
By Xavier Neal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Great read if....you enjoy fairytale remakes, romance, young adult novels, drama, magic elements, easy read, and a happily ever after!
beastly deluxe edition July 23 2013
By jody dinger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
because instead of having her point of view that was great it was false advertising because it had the whole book beastly @ beginning so I wouldn't have bought both books had I known


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