- Beastly - Alex Flinn
- A Kiss in Time - Alex Flinn
(The book covers look awesome side by side, btw)
I love modern retelling of classic fairytales. I’ve never read other retellings of Beauty & the Beast and The Sleeping Beauty, all I knew about were the Disney versions of these stories.
I don’t remember much anymore (I’ve read the book like a month ago) but I’m certain that Alex Flinn’s Beastly was worth the read. The characters had depth and I like the progress of the plot. I love how Adrian cares about his roses. I love the witch, the blind tutor, and the girl. Now I just realized that the frog prince in the chatroom might actually be the one in Cloaked, still by Alex Flinn. (I’m on it!)
So A Kiss in Time - I read it just recently so I remember more about it. The book made me think about what I really wanted to do with my life, since Talia had encouraged Jack to stand up to his father to pursue his dream of becoming a landscape designer. I adore their characters, they contrast each other so much. Jack also reminded me of someone and seeing that he could change for the better, I’m looking forward for the person to go into a process of maturing as well. Destiny also played a key role in the story. Do I believe in it now? Sometimes I do.
It wasn’t also just a fairytale now, where the Prince just kisses the sleeping Princess and it’s happily-ever-after. There’s a realistic twist that makes it… believable (but of course minus the sleeping for 300 years and a whole town never decomposes - they could have been saints!). Still, it’s an enjoyable book.
Yeah. I recommend these books for those who love fairy tales. Beastly may have haad a darker mood than A Kiss in Time but all the same, they’re awesome.