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A Beauty So Beastly

(Beastly #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  314 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Book 1 in the Beastly Series

***** A Beauty So Beastly is a novel that takes place in the BLOOD AND SNOW world. Characters from Blood and Snow show up in this story. You don't have to read the Blood and Snow series first to enjoy A Beauty So Beastly, but it is fun. *****

“For your vanity, your cruelty, and your cold unfeeling heart, a curse I leave upon you . . .”

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Paperback, 228 pages
Published July 3rd 2014 by Polished Pen Press Corp
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Lala_Loopsie [fire breathing B!tch Queen]
I expected more of this one. I thought it was a retelling, but it wasn't.

It was nothing at all what i expected. I mean, it started of okay, but afterwards i was wondering what was wrong. The blurb promised one thing, but delivered another, somehow.

The story was original, an original retelling of Beauty and the Best. But it didn't wow me enough.

The characters were fine, great in some cases, but that was it.

No more to it.
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm not trying to be a hater. I applaud the author's creativity, but I also have to say that this is no Beauty and the Beast retelling in my eyes. It's more of a separate entity. I'm pretty happy with it, despite the instalove, and it has a great cover. I believe this is a great original idea not a retelling. ...more
RaShelle Workman
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A Beauty and the Beast retelling that is like no other. =D

Cover coming soon.

Merged review:

What if the beauty is also the beast?
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not for me.

I couldn’t get into this book. The story was too similar to the Disney beauty and the beast with the names just changed by one letter. Mrs. Potts was Ms. Dotts. Not very original.

And she was so mean that I found her irredeemable by 19% in. So I had no interest in seeing her succeed. Just wasn’t for me.
Jul 20, 2014 rated it liked it
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Beatrice is cold and unfeeling. She has a problem with entitlement. She feels because she is rich and beautiful that everyone should cater to her whim.

On her 18 birthday she is cursed that unless that her true nature will become permanent if she doesn't correct her ways within a year. She begins a transformation that is painful, but necessary to fulfill her destiny.

This was an interesting book to read. It was great to see RaShelle Workman's unique take on the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the
Roza Dimka
Aug 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014-reads
I don't know why I do this to myself. Argh. ...more
Mel (Daily Prophecy)

Really disappointing. The writing felt a bit off and immature. The love is way too unbelievable and I did not enjoy what the author did with the Beauty and the Beast aspect.

Not for me.
Ashley Ferguson
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness, this book was amazing! I've never read any of RaShelle's other books, but if they are anywhere near as good as A Beauty So Beastly, I might just have to add them to the top of my TBR pile. This was such a unique, interesting take on the classic Beauty and the Beast story and I can't wait for more!

Beatrice Cavanaugh is, in the beginning of this book, not a girl I would ever want to be friends with. She's mean to everyone (even her friends) because she has no ability to feel. Like,
I found this book on a whim when cruising through the kindle unlimited catalog. I'm kind of a sucker for anything that is a fairy tale retelling. Especially Beauty and the Beast. And with this one being the GIRL that is the beauty AND the beast I had to grab it up and give it a read.

I have to admit that the story hooks you right in from the very beginning. It is a chase scene with high drama that sets you right into the world that the author wants you to exist in for the remainder of your readi
Erin Lee
Aug 07, 2016 rated it liked it
This series would be good for fans of Out of the Past, Shadow of the Queen, or Aileen Erin. I liked the fantastic elements, but I was a little concerned by the glaring errors in spelling and punctuation. Apostrophes in plurals, "you're" instead of "your," and misspellings of 'intact?' Maybe another editing pass before its next printing. Would be good for older middle-school or high school readers. Very safe, a la "We kissed and kissed and kissed and kissed." In any case, I'll probably read some ...more
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Kelsey Ketch
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Good read in terms of style and speed. Was loving the beginning. Especially Adam. But I wasn't thrilled with the Beauty and The Beast, X-Men, Twilight, and inter-species romance mix it later became. It just really complicated the plot to the point where I just could no longer get into it.
Sep 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
The first big problem with this book is that the blurb on the back tells a different story than what the book is about. I was expecting something different, a more retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but the author didn't follow through with the plot-line on the back. Besides that, the story isn't well developed, there is a ton of background information missing as well as poor character development. I nearly stopped reading it when the main guy starts tonguing the girl after only knowing her for ...more
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What a page turner! Took a day to read and I'm already moving on to the next one. I love these books. They are a fantastic escape.
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
In this somewhat strange remake of Beauty and the Beast, Beatrice Cavanaugh has everything she could ever want. Everything that is except feelings and emotions. She feels nothing. And living in a world where everyone else does is difficult. She tries to respond appropriately like her parents taught her, but she mostly acts like a spoiled, rich, brat. And most people seem to think so. Even the hired help disapproves of her behavior. Beatrice's parents buy her whatever she wants, including millio ...more
Jun 06, 2014 rated it really liked it

I am a fan of Workman’s Blood and Snow series, so I was pretty excited to see another retelling type series from her. This one happens to be a Beauty and the Beast retelling, and there was no way I was going to miss out on this one and is was soo good.

The blurb does give an idea of what this about, but there is so much more to the story. Bea isn’t the normal teenage girl, yes she is beautiful, rich, and popular. But can you cay, stone cold bitch. She doesn’t feel, anything. Every around her do
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Beatrice is American royalty, and she certainly acts it. She doesn't appreciate her friends, her relatives or her servants. She is crue lto everyone around her, selfish and vain. But this isn't the real Beatrice, and once a counter-curse is laid on her, she soon begins to feel a flood of new emotions: pain, joy, guilt... love. But her feeling are only part of the problem, and Bea soon discovers a whole new side to herself.

This modern paranormal take on Beau
Kirsty Bicknell
From the title it is easy to guess that RaShelle Workman's new novel is a reworking of Beauty and the Beast. It is true that I love RaShelle Workman's writing, particularly her Blood and Snow series, but I was sceptical about how my favourite fairytale would translate into the contemporary world, particularly if the author chose to use the standard werewolf to represent the beast. Despite my misgivings A Beauty So Beastly is a story I immediately fell in love with because not only does RaShelle ...more
Sep 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a unique retelling of beauty and the beast, the first one I read where the female was the real beast. Beatrice doesn't feel anything, pain or emotions, but it's not her fault. Her parents are on the run, and when they went to a new realm to flee danger, their feelings were left behind including Beatrice's emotions too- talk about not fair. Also, Beatrice doesn't know she and her family are not humans but Vaktare or werecats. Through a series of events, her mom and dad disappear, she's r ...more
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying I absolutely love any book that is written by this author.  She has a way of telling stories that will keep you wanting more.  This is the best fairytale retelling I have ever read of beauty and the beast. I just loved this book. Let me just say I was not a fan of Beatrice when the book first started, but in the end I just loved her.  The curse was the best thing to happen to her. The storyline defintely kept me guessing on what was going to happen next.  I would have ...more
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone to read and buy this book
Recommended to Stacey by: Rahelle Workman it was part of an ARC REVIEW
Shelves: rashelle-s-books
Bea and her family are different her parents have never told her who she is .. one day she has a birthday party and her world changed she met Will who was her boyfriend but later found out there was more to him than meets the eye .. then Adam who comes to take the place of his mother but was she his mother .. she also later meets a past character whom has been in past books as to whom and what they can do well you must buy and read the book to find out .. until next read and review read on and c ...more
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even though I am a big big fan of RaShelle's books, I'm always a little apprehensive (with any author) when I start the first book in a new series as you never know what it's going to be like! But I was not disappointed at all! :)
There is a familiarity to the world the book is set in as it's the same as the Snow books (some of the characters from the Snow series also make an appearance) Beatrice although a spoilt B word at the beginning becomes likeable and you really care about what happens to
May 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most of us have grown up reading/watching all those classic fairytales. Well RaShelle Workman takes that childhood love and gives it a whole new twist by introducing paranormal. Beatrice is the most popular and richest kid in school and anyone who wants to be her friend has to win, and maintain, her approval. Her personality is lacking though; her family has been cursed with a lack of emotions. When her parents mysteriously dissapear, her life begins to fall apart. Strange things are happening t ...more
Tanya Johnson
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a huge fan of RaShelle's, I always look forward to reading her books and this one was no different. I loved her take on Beauty & the Beast and couldn't stop reading it once I started. Beatrice the main character in the novel starts out as a beastly brat...spoiled rotten and could care less what anyone else thinks. I personally hated her to start with, I mean who wouldn't?? but as the story progresses and Bea learns more about the curse, you find yourself softening up to her. I enjoyed reading ...more
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a good and unexpected retelling of Beauty and the Beast in a great way. There was a lot of thought put into this story and it wasn't an ordinary retelling like some fairytales. Beauty is also the beast in this story which I thought was a nice little spin on the tale. It was a deliciously dark story with a touch of a bittersweet ending. I loved that this books ending was bittersweet because I feel like the book would've lost a part of it's true self if it was all rainbows and butterflies ...more
Tara Broadwater
Jul 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book for my honest review; And let me say this book is amazing! When I was growing up Disney's Beauty and the Beast was my all time favorite movie, and still is to this day... Well this book is so much better. RaShelle Workman did an amazing job, Beatrice is likable after the curse. I love how we meet all different kinds of characters and im already patiently waiting the following books in this series. ★ ...more
Jul 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am always a sucker for a good fairy tale retelling and one of the best at that is RaShelle Workman. This was an interesting page turning take on Beauty and the Beast. I was utterly hooked. Beatrice is not a character easily liked in the beginning but for reasons unknown to her. The twists and the sneaky similarities mixed in with a previous beloved character made me one happy reader. Can't wait to see what's in store next for these new favorite characters. ...more
Oct 19, 2014 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
This is the first book I have read from this writer. I am a sucker for fairytales and this didn't disappoint! This was a good retelling of beauty and the beast. I like that she added a lot of supernatural creatures werewolves, vampires,etc. I also like that the beauty and the beast is the same character. At first I didn't like Bea, but she grew to be more mature. ...more
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RaShelle Workman is an international bestselling author of reimagined fairy tales, science fiction, time travel, and romantic suspense. All of her novels have been listed on multiple bestseller lists, including her Blood and Snow series (now Seven Magics Academy), which has sold more than a million copies worldwide. Three of her books have been translated into Turkish.

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