Beauty and the Werewolf
The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella—Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant—vows to escape the usual pitfalls.Anxious to avoid the Traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with "Granny," the local... show more
The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella—Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant—vows to escape the usual pitfalls.Anxious to avoid the Traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with "Granny," the local wisewoman.But on the way home she's attacked by a wolf—who turns out to be a cursed nobleman! Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh—when he isn't howling at the moon.Breaking spells is never easy. But a determined beauty, a wizard (after all, he's only an occasional werewolf) and a little godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending.…
Publish date: October 18th 2011
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
, Fairy Tales
Series: Five Hundred Kingdoms (#6)
This was certainly not the best of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series, but (in my opinion) it was one of the better ones (even though it is the last one). As it stands, the previous book in the series The Sleeping Beauty is still my favorite. This one would come as a not-so-close second. Bella Beau...
A shockingly adequate middle-of-the-road book. I enjoyed it, but don't have the desire to even really think about it again. The pros: I'd read in advance that this was one of the weakest of Mercedes Lackey's Five Hundred Kingdoms books, and proceeded anyway--it was a mash-up of Beauty and the Beas...
It's almost like the further the author gets into the series, the worse the stories are. This was a lot smoother than her other stories, only for the fact that the characters were purposely isolated from everyone and everything. You had to focus on the main characters and stay in the same location. ...
BlechUnlikable heroine, boring hero. As with the first book of the series - so much potential for an exciting story and pretty much all of it wasted!
Read like a YA amalgamation of Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, and Howl's Moving Castle, though I don't know if it's supposed to be YA or not.I haven't read any others in this series, but this one stands on its own well enough. The plot was pretty see-through from the beginning, so do...