I liken this book to roller coaster of the worst kind. One where it takes literal hours to slowly, slowly, inch up to the top of that first hill, only to find out that the drop on the other side is over in 3 or 4 seconds. Gah.
* Beauty is actually a badass here. She's strong, capable, and actually kind of easy to follow along with.
* Beast is more intriguing than normal, because he has this whole dual mind thing going on and we actually get to see from his point of view.
* Literally everything else. The romance is boring. The "action" scenes are boring. Beauty spends SO MUCH TIME contemplating things that it's obnoxious, only to turn around at some point and act drastically, leading her to something awful. Like... do you not know what middle ground is woman?
Oh well. I finished it!