Monday, December 24, 2012


I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog, but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. 

I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and a perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly beastly.

Lindy’s Diary captures all the romance and edgy mystery of the original!

3.5 stars, approximately 4 stars!

I actually watched the movie first before reading the book. I didn’t know that Beastly was a book before came the movie. Seriously. However, i’d still prefer the book to movie. More detailed and got me a couple of laughter here and there between Will and Kyle. But still I wish I hadn’t watched the movie because all along while reading, I imagined Lindy as Vanessa Hudgens which I didn’t get it why she kept popping up in my imaginations though she’s not what I really imagined Lindy looked like.

I love how both characters loved sharing their interests in English Lit (believe me I’m not good in English Lit—I only got a chance to get an A just because we did a drama. I like acting. I did well. Surprise, surprise to English teacher).

Anyways, it’s nice that the author wrote this fairytale retelling. It’s nice and I really enjoyed it! I LOVE it!! The memory of me, first time watching Beauty and the Beast Disney movie when I was young kept rushing through my head…a good, cheerful, hopeful, magical, memory. All those flashbacks, I love Beauty and the Beast. It’s one of my favorite Disney movies. And now my head is stuck with the song Beauty and the Beast as well though it’s not a bad thing—I’ve always wanted to watch it again. I hope I can have the time to.

I love Kyle’s tutor, Will, so much that he kind of reminds me of my English teacher—Mr A. Will is wise and helpful. Funny man too! Pretty much the exact English teacher I have.

I’m glad too that I read this Beastly edition that includes Lindy’s diary—her diary described much more of what happened between her and Kyle and from her diary I understood more of their experiences and some of the events I think I missed—like Adrian and Lindy sent gifts to 2 kids. I won’t spoil it for you though. And yeah, you’ll find more interesting extras to read in this edition of the book! It’s fun, adorable to read!

Definitely a read for anyone! Fantasy, romance, fairytale lovers/fairytale retelling lovers whoever you may be of lovers…it’s amazingly magical!!! I’d love to reread it if I have a handful of time again with me.

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