Review: Beautiful Beast

Babbling Books

Rating: ★★★★☆


“They wanted to see a beast, so that is what they saw.”

Fairytale retellings are something I love, but they’re hard to get right. After all most of us come into the stories already knowing the basics of what’s supposed to happen so coming up with something original to add to the tales can be difficult. Having said that, I applaud E.J. Hill for bringing something new to the table while still holding on to elements that made us love the originals to begin with. However, I’m not so sure you could call this a fairytale retelling, since to me it’s more reminiscent of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast than it is of the original fairytale.

I won’t give too much away for fear of spoilers but there are certain things that happen in the book that are too close, or even exact copies of, the animated…

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