Review: Beauty by Robin McKinley

Posted December 22, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 5 Comments

Review: Beauty by Robin McKinley
Beauty
by Robin McKinley

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 30, 1993
Series: Folktales #1
Published by HarperTeen
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback
 

This was a beautiful tale of love and family and I enjoyed every word and I am sure I will be rereading it in the future~ Under the Covers

Beauty Huston has always hated her nickname, it seems at total odds with her skinny and plain appearance and with sister as fair as she is plain it seems a cruel joke. But despite their differing looks the Huston family are close and loving and when their fortunes change for the worse they stick together and make a life in the country. But, one night Beauty’s father gets lost in the forest only to come upon a mysterious castle where he makes a terrible mistake and must repay steeply with one of his daughters…

I have been meaning to read this book for a while and I am so glad I did, I quickly devoured the tale of family and loose and love and it left me hungering for more. What I found fascinating about this book was the way it was written, it felt like an oral tale that had finally been written down, ready for some one to pick up and read a loud.

But, I am a huge romance junkie and I loved the parts where Beauty and the Beast were together and Beauty slowly overcomes her fear of him and starts to see beyond just his terrifying appearance and to the lonely man beneath.

This was a beautiful tale of love and family and I enjoyed every word and I am sure I will be rereading it in the future!

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Sounds good-thanks Suz!

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Sophia Rose

Love fairy tale retellings especially Beauty and the Beast ones.

Thanks for sharing about this one.

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Maria D.

Thanks for the review – this sounds like an interesting take on this story:)

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Thanks for the review.

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Ashley Prince

I have wanted to read this one for awhile, I just have not done so yet. I definitely will be adding this to my list.