Beastly is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast from the Beast’s viewpoint. In this case, Adrain/Kyle. He’s used to getting practically everything he’s ever wanted. The kind of guy you probably hate, but still somehow wish you could be who he is. And he knows it.
All the girls at school have a crush on him. He uses that fact to his advantage. One night, though, his actions come back to haunt him, proving that karma really can be a bitch. His one solitary good deed on that fateful night garners him a second chance. One that will lead him on an emotional roller coaster like he’s never been on.
I confess. I originally picked up this novel because of the upcoming movie. I simply hadn’t heard of it before then. While I may be a bit uncertain of the movie, the book was amazing.
Kyle was an intriguing character. He’s so arrogant at the beginning of the novel, but even then, he has his weak spots, making him truly human. After the curse, watching him become immersed in classic literature was great. His speech even ended up being affected by it. That was a bit humorous, but since he knew it was a little silly, it turned out to be pretty cool.
The romance in this novel was just right. It’s beautiful.
Even though you know basically how this story will end before you begin, Flinn manages to make the fairy tale completely captivating all over again. I recommend.