Monday, 25 June 2012

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Summary:  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 a perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly beastly.

  • Rating:  ★ ★ ★ ☆ 
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2007
  • Review:  This review may be long, may be short, with me you never know :) I would like to start off by saying I am guilty of watching the movie before the book in this case. The movie was amazing [ especially Alex Pettyfer ;)].  I honestly loved the movie, so when I watched it I had to find the book. They are so different! The movie he is more tattooed as opposed to hairy like in the book. This book never bored me! Whether it was his ego, or his disguises, or the twisted love story, it kept me interested. It shows that love is not with your eyes, but with your heart. This book switches from the main character, Kyle, struggling with what he has become, to Lindy who is less popular, more the type to want to be alone. Sadly, this book is like any predictable love story. It is obvious, and reminds me of many books I have read before. If you want to read something unique, I do NOT recommend this novel
My favourite part of this novel would have to be when the witch changes him into the hairy beast. I believe that he deserved it and it shows that there are consequences for your actions.

Overall, this book was a good novel to read in between others. It gave me a break from the longer books, and I think it's worth reading, especially if you are a sucker for romance.

* By the way, Alex Flinn is a female, for years I have been thinking a male wrote this novel*

Since there is a movie, there aren't very imaginative book trailers, so here is the movie trailer! Enjoy!

- The Elite Book Queen x