- File Size: 1059 KB
- Print Length: 343 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ticka C. Bates; 3 edition (January 28, 2013)
- Publication Date: January 28, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00B7KAWK0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,353,120 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Beast (Fairytales in History) Kindle Edition
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After that point however, the author seems to find her groove and the story comes alive in a beautiful way, but it fizzled a bit for me at the ending which is underdeveloped imo and left me feeling a little meh. I've never read this author before and while there are what appears to be "first book" hiccoughs in the writing, the meat and potatoes of the story is very well done. For lovers of Beauty and the Beast, push past the first 100 pages and you will be rewarded.
The witch's continued presence also creates an added element to the story, and it easily follows that there should be some form of helping counterbalance guiding Beauty in her steps. The idea that many of the servants would be enemies of the Beast for having also been cursed made me smack myself in the forehead for not having considered it sooner, even though every other tale they simply do whatever the Beast wishes and their thoughts or concerns don't seem to matter.
It ended up being quite a page turner, and rather than fall asleep with book in hand, I chugged caffeinated drinks one after another so I could stay up all night and part of the next day until it was done.
This is a new favorite of the retelling. I will keep coming back to this story for the pleasure of rereading it.