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Mrs. Beast: A Novel

2.96  ·  Rating Details ·  138 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
MRS. BEAST is an enchantingly dark story about what became of the great fairy tale beauties after they said “I Do”. The story begins with Beauty, who shortly after marrying the Prince realized she preferred her loving Beast to the vain and eccentric Prince. Leaving the comforts of the castle behind, she embarks on a quest to find Elora, the enchantress who changed the ...more
Kindle Edition, 178 pages
Published March 22nd 2009 by Stay Thirsty Press - a Division of Stay Thirsty Media, Inc.
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Dec 26, 2012 Caro rated it did not like it
Mrs Beast was an ambivalent novel for me. On the one hand, there were these incredibly good ideas the author had (the forest of mutilated animals, the lake of longing) and I was so excited to read about them. My heart raced for the potential this book held, but drooped at the same time for what it did with it.

Mrs Beast, as you can probably tell from the title, is about Beauty, now married to Prince Runyon (formerly the Beast), flees from her terrible husband. After being changed back from Beast
Sep 17, 2012 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
I'm a fairy tale nut, so this book was pretty much required reading. The story concerns poor, beleaguered Beauty (of Beauty and the Beast fame) who finds that her "happily ever after" is sorely lacking. She henceforth departs on a quest in search of the sorceress responsible for the prince's beastly transformation, in hopes that she will change him back. Along the way, she encounters a bevy of fairytale beauties such as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, who regale her with their own tales of woe. ...more
Rosalind M
Apr 11, 2012 Rosalind M rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
2.5 stars. I understand what Pamela Ditchoff was aiming for, but too frequent anachronisms and lessons that became lectures made this a bumpy ride.
Aug 07, 2014 Alex rated it really liked it
Shelves: fairy-tales, ebook
Actual Rating 4.5 Stars

By the fifth page I was in absolute love with Mrs. Beast. It is the perfect satire of fairytales, with tons of amusing pop culture thrown in with Elora and her trusty hound. I loved the twists to Grimm tales included, Beauty's quest and run ins with other fairy tale beauties kept me captivated and on the edge of my seat. The conclusion to Beauty's quest is a twist, but in my opinion a very satisfying one and it really followed the other themes uncovered in this story.

Within the alabaster walls of Palace Fleur de Coeur, alone with her husband inside the Great Hall, Princess Beauty faces away from Prince Runyon, the back of her tulle and silk gown hiked up at the waist.

Beauty finally has her Prince but yearns for the Beast he once was.

I should have stopped reading after that first sentence! Beauty's life with Prince Runyon is nothing like she expected it to be. The Prince comes across as a very bad imitation of a Monty Python royal. Beauty seeks a way to retu
Nov 12, 2014 Dani rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-like, e-book
Honestly, this was one of the strangest and weirdest things I have ever read.

Belle (or how she is called in this book Beauty) is described as naive, stupid and annoying, so the author betrays everything I loved from reading the story and yes, I admit it, watching the Disney movie. I could not believe that this novel was about sex All. The. Time! It is a fairytale, how could somebody think of that here?

I had high hopes when I started reading and all I got was a disgusting description and pervert
Anne Scott
Dec 10, 2013 Anne Scott rated it it was ok
I really just couldn't decide how to rate this book, so I settled on "it was OK". It was clever, but I struggled to buy into her presentation of different princesses (Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, etc.). Her premise seemed to be that we have culturally boxed ourselves into a place where it is impossible to respect anyone who is beautiful and/or kind. That perspective seems a both too absolute and dystopian to me. So, kudos for a clever storyline, but I just can't buy into her final ...more
Maria Mahoney
Aug 29, 2013 Maria Mahoney rated it it was amazing
This was amazing! I loved the fact that this story focused on the flaws of fairy tale princesses and how their endings probably aren't as happy as we think they will be when we read these stories as children. This is more of an adult/mature teen book though. It's funny but the humour is rather dark and adult and there are some twisted implications in the text but this book is totally worth reading.
Jun 16, 2012 Mark rated it really liked it
Pamela Ditchoff has written an entertaining romp through some of the Grimm's stories that is just plain enjoyable. I read this book with nothing more than entertainment in mind, and that's exactly what she delivered. While Runyon's lispy speech patterns were a little difficult to follow at first, once I got past the first couple episodes they just added to the world. Elora & Croesus gave great interludes - the pop-culturish references & snark were amusing.
Mar 18, 2013 Martha rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
It's like a feminist, romantic (erotica), open-up-your-eyes story and even though it was easy to grasp, it's not very easy to accept. Lol. I'm a fairy tale nut and Beauty and the Beast is my favorite tale so I had to read this. I get where she's coming from, I really do. The intent is well appreciated, the delivery is just not that ... easy to absorb.
Feb 01, 2015 Sterling rated it liked it
This book was very hard to rate. The author had some amazing original ideas. But the presentation of them was only ok. At times I was confused at what she was trying to say and when I finally understood, it just depressed me. Even with this the plot kept me reading and I was genuinely interested in storyline
Ty Barnett
Feb 13, 2013 Ty Barnett rated it it was amazing
This book was interesting. I couldn't put it down.
Because with thing going on in my life I didn't know when I would be able to finish. I finally got some free time last night and I finished it. Worth readint
Paden Moore
Jul 02, 2014 Paden Moore rated it really liked it
I bought this free on my kindle and love it. It's a different take on what happened after the happily ever after and it's amazing. Sometimes things just don't work out.
Oct 07, 2014 Sara rated it did not like it
This book is shit.
I actually think I may be dumber for reading it.
It's like bad middle school fan fiction.
Bonnie Hilligoss
Jan 17, 2016 Bonnie Hilligoss rated it it was ok
It was an OK read, but I am a die-hard Disney fan and what the author did to the prince and princesses HEA's - or lack thereof - didn't sit well with me. It wasn't a retelling in the normal sense.
Mar 30, 2015 JoAnna rated it did not like it
I love fairy tales and stories based on fairy tales, but this book is just ridiculous. Very poor writing, vulgar, no world building. It reminds me a little of Piers Anthony novels, but even worse.
Lindsey Hardwick
Lindsey Hardwick rated it really liked it
Oct 09, 2013
Kytia Neal
Kytia Neal rated it liked it
Jan 06, 2014
Excellent idea. It was a bit boring at times though. Overall, it was a pretty good story.
Kasey rated it really liked it
Dec 18, 2015
Carmella Galley
Carmella Galley rated it really liked it
Jun 07, 2013
Dana rated it really liked it
Jun 24, 2012
Lisa rated it it was amazing
Jan 15, 2013
Tsavo rated it did not like it
Dec 01, 2013
Karen M
Karen M rated it it was ok
Aug 18, 2015
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Apr 28, 2014
Jun 13, 2012 Cindi rated it it was amazing
Loved it! The premise of the book is what happens after "Happily Ever After".
Jen rated it it was ok
Feb 22, 2012
Jun 22, 2015 Kristen rated it did not like it
Great premise, but badly written.
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Pamela Ditchoff is the author of five novels, The Book Of Leaves, Princess Beast and Mrs. Beast as Kindle books by Stay Thirsty Press, Seven Days & Seven Sins, Shaye Areheart Books at Random House, and The Mirror of Monsters and Prodigies, Coffee House Press. Her short fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines, including The Chicago Review and Gargoyle. Her work has also been ...more
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