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review 2019-03-22 14:25
The Beast's Beauty (Beauty and the Beast #2)
The Beauty's Beast (The Beauty and the Beast #2) - R. Phoenix

I have to say I knew nothing about this book or series but just bought it for the cover. LOL. I gobbled up these two books and while it is so wrong...it was so right. I loved the mental play happening here. There is no physical torture and no penetrative rape, but there is humiliation, puppy/kitty play and just an interesting exploration into the mindset of a kidnapper and his victim...into submission and needing to become someone else in order to survive.

 

This series may not work for everyone but it totally worked for me.

 

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review 2019-03-22 14:16
The Beast's Beauty (Beauty and the Beast #1)
The Beast's Beauty (The Beauty and the Beast #1) - R. Phoenix

This is totally working for me in all it's wrongness.

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review 2019-03-12 15:16
ARC REVIEW The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross
The Beast's HeartThe classic version of Beauty and the Beast as told from the Beast's perspective. What I love about this book, because I do love it, is that this is more like the traditional version of the fairy tale and not Disney's version. Instead of their being an overall villian with an exciting fight scene at the end it's more man vs. self. The internal struggle of Beast fighting with who he perceives himself to be and who he wants to be and adding Beauty (in this case Isabeau) to the mix he wants to be a better person for her all the while trying to show her he's worthy of her love.


The story starts off with Beast in the woods living as an animal would until he's led back to his home and the iron gates lock behind him. Slowly he starts to remember thing and the magic slowly starts to repair the house and gardens. Beast is there so long he loses track of time the enchantment keeping the grounds in an eternal summer. Beast relearns how to dress and act like a man. The details of his curse still remain foggy in his mind all he knows is that a fairy cursed him to be the beast he is inside.

Isabeau comes along quite like she always does, to save her father after he tries to steal a single rose from Beast's gardens after everything else was given freely. In this we see Beast's side of it, when he allowed her father in he was longing for company but changed his mind at the last moment, but he saw into her father's dream a had vision of his youngest daughter. Beast manipulated the situation to bring her to his home; as soon as he did it he felt bad and after she got there he admitted what he did and told her she was free to leave but he was so lonely. So they struck up a deal she stays for a year and keeps Beast company and she will be free to leave after that. Everything else plays out Isabeau has her dreams she keeps to herself but the Beast when he's not with Isabeau is watching her family through his mirror, first out of guilt for what he took from them but then he started to care about them.

Overall, the slow and steady narration of the Beast is wonderful. I loved this version of the original story and I love how she didn't just end it after the curse was broken. Another thing I liked was how Beast didn't know until almost half the year was over that there was a way to break the curse, the details and the why of the curse slowly get revealed to him as he remembers more about his life before the curse. I loved the small details the descriptive narrative was spellbinding, I didn't want to put this book down.

 
 
 

 

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review 2019-02-16 02:21
THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villenueve
The Beauty and the Beast - Minalima Ltd.,Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve,James Robinson Planché

Beautiful illustrations, pop-ups. and 3D art telling the story of Beauty and the Beast by the first published author the tale.  I enjoyed it.  There are not as many villains in this version but Beauty agrees to take her father's place at the Beast's palace for the rose.  Beauty must fall for the Beast to break the curse on him. His story is told and so is hers.  I was a bit confused at times as no one has a name.  Each person has a description of who she or he is but no names.  This is my favorite fairy tale.

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review 2018-12-11 04:32
Beauty and Beastly by Melanie Karsak
Beauty and Beastly: Steampunk Beauty and the Beast (Steampunk Fairy Tales) - Melanie Karsak

A beautifully written steampunk retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

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