My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I decided I wasn't quite finished with Beauty and the Beast. This re-telling is told from the perspective of the Beast. But, as an added twist, it set in modern-day New York City.
Kyle Kingsbury has everything. His dad is a network news anchor, he goes to an exclusive private school, and he is incredibly good-looking. He's also a total jerk. When he meets Kendra and stands her up at the dance so he can get a laugh from all of his friends, Kendra exacts her revenge. Kyle ends up in a huge brownstone in Brooklyn, abandoned by his father and his so-called friends. His only support is a blind tutor, a housekeeper, and his dad's Amex. And he's only got two years to find true love.
I thought this book was clever and I was thoroughly entertained. I like that I got to see the progression of the Beast as a character and the author did a few fun things with the plot in this book that I wasn't expecting. I would recommend this book for high school readers and up. I didn't realize that the movie version of this book is slated to be released this summer. You can catch the trailer here.
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- The Book Nest
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Book 33 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge, Book 15 of 50 for the RYOB Challenge, Book 19 of 50 for the YA Reading Challenge, Book 4 for the Once Upon a Time Challenge, Book 21 of 50 for the New Author Challenge, Book 31 of 50 for the Countdown Challenge (2007)