Friday, March 18, 2011

Beastly by: Alex Finn

Publication Date: February 2011

Synopsis: A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

My thoughts: I started reading this book 2 weeks ago...I've felt like I was stuck in a rut....Manly due to the fact I really wanted to read this book, but just couldn't get into it. I did read until the end tho and I'm disappointed. To a book that has a lot of publicity because of a movie, it's a major let down.
I thought they would be more...? of what I don't know! But, adventure, anything would have been more appealing.
Instead the beast is hairy unlike the cover and the girl is abused by her father, and sold to the beast to clear himself from trouble...such a loser. She has no friends or true family, even her sisters have run out on her. The only thing this girl has going for her is the fact that she is smart and can count on a great future, if and only if, she can let go of her dad.
Kyle is another story, rich kid who has the looks and no smarts. Whose father spent little to no time with him and he has fake friends and no other family. I don't know who to feel more sorry for really. These characters have nothing until Kyle turns into Adrian...his beast name. He takes in the girl and woos her. Giving her everything he knows she has never had.
After months of living together the girl decides to go home to her father, where she can help this sick man...only to realize her father is still a loser, and Adrian is the answer to her every prayer...
So, Adrian saves her from another evil man, they confess their love for one another, and Adrain returns to Kyle....They live happily ever after!!!!
I have to say that I hope the movie is better than the book!!!!

My rating: 3 stars

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I have been hesitant about this book and from your review I feel as if my hesitation is justified. Just because they turned it into a movie doesn't always mean the book was good and from the sounds of it, this book wasn't very good.

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