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Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast)

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  94 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In the classic tale, Beauty breaks the curse of the Beast with the power of her Love. Here... things aren't that simple. Herbert Edmund Richard Bastian the Third (that's Herb for short) isn't your garden variety Enchanted Beast. But that's okay, because the Enchanter Beldon (mistake him for a girl and suffer Dire Punishment) has a temper that's more Beastly than Beautiful. ...more
ebook, 69 pages
Published February 10th 2007 by Lulu

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This contains several stories (most of them are really short) but I will try to write opinion for each (or maybe at least for the longer ones)

Not-exactly-Beauty and the un-Beastly Beast: 4 stars

I thought that Herb (or Herbert Edmund Richard Bastian the Third) was ADORABLE. He was innocent and naive and at the same time very kind (I mean, he was thinking on how Witch Hilda would be so lonely in the woods by herself!). I had amazing time reading about him pretty much 'taming' the Beauty (or Enchan
Nov 19, 2014 Mandapanda rated it liked it
The edition I downloaded was a collection of several stories. The first is the story as written in the blurb. Then there's a prequel about Herb's father the king, then several short stories again about Herb and Beldon. I liked the first story and it's sequels but I was a bit put off by the reading order they were printed in. I would have enjoyed the prequel more if it was first. Anyway Herb and Beldon's story is quirky and fun and fans of Dark Lord Seeks Friendship, Maybe More would enjoy.
Li-li Smith
Aug 31, 2015 Li-li Smith rated it it was amazing
This and their Dragon islands series are my top five favorite reads. I curl up with them when I have a bad day and they cleanse me of my negativity. It is a interesting set of stories, with shifting narrators.

I noticed a lot of people complaining about Beldon's appearance issues and how he complained but wouldn't change how he looked. Which was true but as someone who has struggled with my gender and my gender presentation, I found it lovely and inspiring to find such a character, pushing be you
Oct 25, 2011 miss_chams rated it really liked it
Adorable! I would say it's too short but it's not. I want more, but if I was given more I'm sure it would seem pointlessly lengthy. As it is it's concise and adorable!
Mkia Moeller
Aug 16, 2012 Mkia Moeller rated it it was amazing
I liked it, a little slow at first, but a fabulously re thought and written tale.
Tuğçe Sevin
Oct 04, 2011 Tuğçe Sevin rated it liked it
2,5 stars...
This was a short and sweet story, but I have to admit I never liked the fairy tale beauty and the beast so I can't say I am too fond of this one either. I liked the smart-mouthed replies or thoughts Beldon had also I liked the naivity of too citified Herb and that made me smile but apart from those I can't say I'd care for them. And mistaken a man (a strong enchanter!)for a girl? What was that about? How come that could happen, it is even more absurd than a young prince turning into
Aug 12, 2012 Charming rated it it was ok
- Read for an MMR Bingo Challenge: fairy tales -

This was a cheerful and inoffensive story, but it didn't have much in the way of conflict, The MC sorcerer, Beldon, was more powerful than God, and the relationship didn't convince me. And it really bugged me that Beldon was continually infuriated by being mistaken for a girl but couldn't be bothered to change his appearance (hello; all powerful sorcerer here!) or even cut his hair or wear clothing that looked more male.

I should mention that retold
Jan 07, 2013 blub rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm-fairytale, mm
A bit of a comical perspective on Beauty and the Beast. I love Beauty and the Beast and try to read as many different versions as I can but this one fell a bit under expectations. I found that it was a bit lacking in the romance department.
Dec 09, 2010 Deanna rated it really liked it
I read this story on fictionpress ( under the title Beauty? And the Not So Beastly Beast. It was very funny & quirky. loved it :D
Sep 15, 2011 Kat rated it really liked it
This is sooooooooo cute :)
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