Beastly by Alex Flinn
Kyle Kingsbury is one good looking guy. And… he knows it. He is that guy that looks amazing, has a way with words, and has the money to back it up thanks to daddy. Kyle can have any girl he wants and has her…. but one girl annoys him, the class freak Kendra. She calls out Kyle every chance she gets and he makes a decision to get even.
At a school dance he sets Kendra up for an epic fail and humiliates her. Feeling good about himself, as Kyle usually does, he goes home only to find that Kendra has also come to his home and curses him by telling him he will be just as ugly on the outside as he is on the inside. Instantly, Kyle turns into a scarred, tattooed beast.
The cure, Kendra tells Kyle is to find someone who loves him for who he is on the inside. And well…. good luck with that.
Even the family money can not find a way to return Kyles looks and his father embarrassed now by his son sends him away to a home with his maid to live out his days out of the public spotlight.
Will Kyle ever be able to find someone who could love him as hideous as he is when he can not even stand to look at himself?
Honestly? I had no intention of reading this book. I think I seen the movie cover before I seen the book cover and it just screamed “Teen angst!”
But then, as occasionally happens I read a review of this book over at my friend Reagan’s blog, Miss Remmers Reviews. It was enough to make me curious and so I found a copy and poked my head inside. This is one of those books that even though you know that you know that you know the outcome – how it will all come together, even who the characters will be that makes it happen… it was still…
Yes – I too was surprised by my enjoyment of this book, so much in fact that after the read – I rented the movie and really enjoyed that as well. Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer do an amazing job together and it just made me fall more in love with this modern day retelling of Beauty and The Beast.
You may recall that I read and reviewed Cloaked, also by this author. Alex Flinn has a way with putting a pretty interesting twist on the fairy tales of our past, and I enjoyed the modern day recap.
The 2011 WHERE Are You reading Map has been updated to include Beastly
I borrowed this book from my local library!