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Beastly by Alex Flinn
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it was ok
bookshelves: young-adult, 2013, fairy-tale, january-2013, ibooks

I wanted to like this more than I did.There were some interesting bits, and I liked it well enough to finish, but I spent most of the book thinking more about how I would review it, rather than getting lost in it.

This is going to sound a bit stupid, but I had trouble suspending disbelief on this one. (I know, of all of the SFF I read, I'm going to quibble about whether or not it's believable??). I guess that's what makes a book really good: convince me that your outrageous idea is not so outrageous, and I'm yours.

I think I was more interested in this from the standpoint that it will be kicking off my focus on retold stories, rather than the book itself. Something of a disappointing start, but I have high hopes for my next read.

And oddly, I went and looked at the trailer for the movie based on the book, and THAT actually looks like a more interesting update to the premise.

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Reading Progress

December 25, 2012 – Shelved
January 1, 2013 – Started Reading
January 2, 2013 – Shelved as: young-adult
January 2, 2013 – Shelved as: 2013
January 2, 2013 – Shelved as: fairy-tale
January 2, 2013 – Finished Reading
January 31, 2013 – Shelved as: january-2013
January 31, 2013 – Shelved as: ibooks

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