I have read and watched many different versions of Beauty and the Beast. This is the first one that I have come across that isfrom the perspective of the Beast.
Author: Alex Finn
Mass Market Paperback: 310
Publisher: Harper Teen of HarperCollins Publishers
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
I love this book. There is nothing bad about the book, there really isn't. For me to say this especially since this is basically the story of Beauty and the Beast, but from the Beast point of view.
For a long time I had been wanting a book from the Beast's point of view (I was actually thinking of writing before I came across this book). This story is the tale of Beauty and the Beast, but it starts a little before he becomes the Beast, you see him go through his like as the Beast and than you see him when he meets his Beauty. I'm not going to give any details away.
The setting is modern day, he is in high school popular jock, has a great girlfriend, rich life, etc. Typical douche bag. A spell is cast on him, he gets all furry and looks like he has that rare wolf man disease, except he was a cross between bear, wolf, gorilla, dog, etc. Fangs, claws, the works.
He learns his lesson, falls in love, saves the one he loves, and it ends well. It's a great read.
No I have not seen the movie yet and just looking at the movie poster, I can tell they have Beast totally wrong, he didn't have these weird looking tattoos on him. Also from reviews that I have read about the movie from those that have read the book, they were not happy.
Well this book is definitely worth reading and I hope everyone enjoys it.