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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Beauty in the Beast *Christine Danse*

Publication Date: March 3, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Historical/ Steampunk/Fairy Tale
Series: N/A
List Price: $3.43
Sensuality Rating: G
Stars: 2/5

Journeying by steam-powered sled to London's Frost Fair to perform, Tara and three friends are trapped in a blizzard in the woods. A gruff, handsome stranger offers them shelter—and wants one thing in return. Stories.
The travellers are glad to oblige. Their host, Rolph, is especially captivated by Tara's story of an orphaned girl raised by the Fae in the world of the spirits. Equally intrigued by Rolph, and aware of an electric pull between them, Tara encourages him to share a story of his own. When Rolph weaves a tale of a man who is doomed by his own folly to turn into a wolf at the full moon, Tara suspects there is more than a grain of truth in his words.
When the veil between the mortal and spiritual worlds is parted, and danger threatens, will Tara make the ultimate sacrifice to save Rolph?

My Opinion:

There isn't a lot of nice things I can say about this book. First I want to tell you the good things, though. I very much enjoy books that are spin offs of other famous works. Now, this spin off is pretty disappointing, but I'll get into that a bit later.

Ms. Denise wrote a very descriptive novel. I could clearly see the characters, setting, ect.

I did not enjoy this novel. I found that it progression of evens far to slow. Everything moved at a snail's pace and the character's talked bunches of topics to death. I do not mind a long discussion on important issues in a novel, but if every topic is an hour long, sorry, but I start to yawn.

The scene where each story teller told a story took too much time. Ms. Danse should have told one or two, then faded out. I know Rolph and Tara's stories are the most important, use those.

There was something missing from this story. I'm not sure what. It was descriptive, creative (mostly), charming...And what else should it have been? No idea. Something was off. I personally liked the original Beauty and the Beast way better.  All I know is I was frustrated at the end, but kinda glad it was over.


Hmm..fairy tale lovers, Beauty in the Beast fans, steampunk fanatics, THIS IS YOUR BOOK! Give it a try, you might think differently.

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