Friday, December 23, 2011

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Author:Alex Flinn

Pages: 304

Genre: Fantasy, romance

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Release Date: October 1st 2007

Kyle Kingsbury is the perfect guy, tall, blond and rich. Any girl would kill to be with him, but his life has always been based on looks, for Kyle everything he needs to be happy is beauty. He was mean to people, and he was stupid enough to be mean to a witch. This witch turned him into a beast to teach him a lesson, as ugly on the outside as he was on the inside…
Because of his new looks Kyle is forced by his father to leave the city and live in a big apartment house in Brooklyn with his maid and his blind teacher Will; Kyle has two years to find someone to love him. But how will he do that when he is isolated from the whole world, with only a magic mirror to show him the people he thought were his friends.
“You are ugly on the inside, where it matters the most”
-Kendra (the witch)

My Opinion
I bought this book because I love the movie (I’ll leave a link bellow to the trailer). The cover of this book absolutely beautiful, simple but amazing, and the white rose represents so much in the story that I couldn't think of anything  better. The book is very different from the movie in so many ways, that this is probably the first time I have seen a movie take such a different direction from the original story but I love them both so much!!
Flinn’s writing is amazing, for two reasons, first she brilliantly expressed Kyle’s loneliness that I actually found myself feeling so sorry for him, and second because the change in Kyle’s personality was so great, it wasn't rushed or fake; Alex Flinn was able to create believable and lovable characters…
I recommend you pick up this book and also watch the movie because both are a work of art ;)…


  1. I have seen the movie but I haven't read the book yet. I've heard some pretty great things about Alex but I'm sad to say that I've yet to read any of her books. I'm going to get on that. :)

  2. I listened to this on audiobook. I really liked it. I saw the movie first so this was very different but I really enjoyed both.

  3. I agree with the whole movie and book thing. Personally I liked the book better;)


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