Hey everyone and welcome to my YA book blog. I love to read YA novels so I decided to create a blog and write reviews about the books I read. If anyone would like to suggest a book or wants me to do a review on a certain book please tell me. Also as I am new to the blogging world please bare with me.

...sincerely, a reader

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Beastly - Alex Flinn

Hey everyone! I read this as part of my bookclub on goodreads and really enjoyed it! So here is the review...ps sorry i havent posted in a while school started back and i got a bit sidetracked.

Plot Summary 
I am a beast.

A beast!

Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. 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 really love re-tellings of classic fairy tales. Beastly by Alex Flinn was a great modernized version of Beauty and the Beast. Which is one of my all time favourite Disney movies. At the start I hated Kyle, the main character, he was so cruel and self centered however he redeemed himself throughout the book.

Beastly was a very short novel and I think the ending was rushed and it ended so quickly that when I finished I wasn't really sure about the ending. The book was a great novel just to read and it made me angry, laugh and cry. So you guys can be the judge. The novel had many interesting aspects that I haven't encountered in a book before such as an online chat that was very funny and was well written and thought out.All in all I thought the book was short and sweet but nothing amazing.

Score 8 out of 10

...sincerely, a reader


  1. Thanks for the review. I've been on the fence rather or not to read this book. I think I'll give it a shot! :)

  2. Yeah you should it doesn't take too long to read but i wouldnt say it is an awesome read just sweet so yeah give it a try and see what you think :) and thanks for reading

  3. I loved this book, I thought it was going to be an okay book but I was wrong.

    I cant wait for the movie, it comes out on March 4 where i live.

  4. Lovely review!

    This book looks really great, and I cannot wait for the movie! It has alex pettyfer in. I Hope thats how you spell it..!

    Perhaps if you have time, would you mind stopping by my blog?

  5. I've seen the movie but I haven't read the book yet lol but I sure love it though they say it's really different compare with the book surely I'll read it one of these days.The modern fairytale twist is very lovely Oh beastly FTW!

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