Beastly by Alex Flinn (Book Review #103)

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading 14/10/16
My 18th book this year.)

Kyle is the rich, handsome, charming young teen and has all the girls falling for him. Lindy is the scholarship girl who doesn’t quite fit in. Leading a stressful young life, with a druggie for a dad, she has to make ends meet as well as take care of their basic needs. But even with a realistic head, Lindy has fallen for Kyle, just like all the others.

Lindy’s dad has finally gotten himself in the deep end and has made an exchange, leaving Lindy in the care of a rich man’s son. She must live with and accompany Adrian for 1 year so that her dad can avoid a prison sentence. However, Adrian has a terrible physical appearance. But Lindy has to put up with Adrian no matter what, in order to save her dad.

The retelling of Beauty and the Beast in the modern day.

***SPOILER ALERT***
This book had amazing potential but I guess to factor in the modern day and realism, this was always going to be a difficult one.

The book was choppy and randomly pieced together. There wasn’t really an explanation as to why Kyle was cursed and what would have happened if he didn’t complete the task in time. No explanation as to where and how Kendra keeps appearing in Lindy’s dreams.

The characters were nothing special and Lindy’s sudden change of heart for Adrian made me ask “WHY?!?!?” Over and over again. He hadn’t done anything to make their relationship progress.

I enjoyed the storyline but this book isn’t as good as some of the other books that Alex Flinn has written. Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend this book, but if someone were to tell me they want to read it, I also wouldn’t tell them not to. Nothing special. Apologies to the author.

Written by Ling Lee (15/10/16)

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