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by Robin McKinley
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 4 months ago
This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The human characters were beautifully written and the story enjoyable. However, the rose-gardening sections got a bit tedious and the Beast was a bit dull. I like roses and gardening, but not that much. Using manure from a unicorn was definately an in...
Posh Dresses, Hot Men and Heaving Bosoms
Frankly, I didn't like it as much as 'Beauty'. Still a solid 3 star book though
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings rated it 6 years ago
Well, this is unsurprising. Yet another McKinley novel fails to enchant me. As always, these 3 Stars are for her writing alone - beautiful, melodic, and practically hypnotic. Sadly, the story is dull, lacking any real conflict and falling back on much of the same dialogue and plot lines from McKinle...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
After Beauty I didn't think that Robin McKinley could do a comparable retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story, I was wrong, it's not better, it's as good, slightly different, more mature but still a good yarn.
Sarina's Book Palace.
Sarina's Book Palace. rated it 7 years ago
Dear author,I loved "Beauty" when I read it many months ago; I thought nothing could ever take its place in my heart. Now, after reading "Rose Daughter", I can't decide which one is dearer to me. Robin McKinley, can you decide for me? Which one I like better? Which one I have to love less? Clearly, ...
Reading with AngelaRenea
Reading with AngelaRenea rated it 8 years ago
Loved this book, but I felt like I've read it before, oh that's right it's almost exactly the same as Beauty. Down to certain passages being almost identical. But I love this story and this book! I did notice differences and I liked them too!
ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it 9 years ago
Hmm… I’m not quite sure how to rate this book. Indeed, some parts were rather good—inventive—but as I finished, I couldn’t help feeling a little unsatisfied. Though, I first must give McKinley credit for being able to rewrite the story and make it seem fresh and original. It doesn’t read like it’s j...
Emily S
Emily S rated it 10 years ago
I didn't like this one as much as I liked "Beauty." I can't put my finger on what it was, but it just wasn't as good to me. Didn't really speak like "Beauty" did.
Genosha is for lovers
Genosha is for lovers rated it 10 years ago
A charming take on Beauty and the Beast but too tedious a book.
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 10 years ago
"Rose Daughter" is an unusual and interesting re-telling of Charles Perault's "Beauty and the Beast." As with the original, Beauty's father takes a rose from the Beast's garden and is made to send his daughter to live at the castle.Beauty's widowed father is a successful merchant who loses his busi...
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