Description: (From book jacket)
"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."
I have always enjoyed a good fairy-tale, especially a now-a-days re-imagining of old classics! Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favorites, so it is no surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed Alex Flinn's Beastly and its "up-to-date" fantastic storyline. I felt that I could identify with the plights of all the characters, especially Kyle. It was refreshing to hear the tale in a whole new way!
Rating: Bounty's Out (3.5/5)