by Alex Flinn
Series: Kendra Chronicles #1
Published: October 2, 2007
Genres: Fairy Tale, Retelling, Young Adult
Format: eBook (304 pages)
I am a beast.
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.
It was cute, fun, and entertaining, but it reminded me a lot of Disney’s version of Beauty and the Beast. It went back and forth between teen-angst and old-fashioned which made it feel a little inconsistent sometimes. Honestly, it veered a little into the sappy and over-the-top. The characters were good, though, and it was fun to watch them grow.
I’m excited to see the movie because I can tell you right now without even seeing it that it’s very different from the book.
Content Rating: Medium, for swearing and crude teen humor.