This week is another book by Alex Flinn – Beastly. After reading Bewitching, I was intrigued enough to try one more of Flinn’s books. Once again, she takes a fairy tale and retells it in modern terms. This one was turned into a film in 2011.
I have to say that I found the same issues in this book as I did Bewitching. Beauty and the Beast themes were there. Kendra was absent for most of the book, which I found to be okay for the most part. The characters were good, nothing special, but not completely flat either. I think that most of the problem I had was that the book was predictable in more than just the Beauty and the Beast theme.
I would say that this is one to add to a guilty pleasures list for a quick, fun read. But, don’t have high expectations for it. Maybe it’s better from the eyes of a teenager, but I gave it 3 of 5 stars.