Books I've Read:
Belle by Cameron Dokey ~ Included in the Once Upon a Time series by Simon & Schuster, this is a simple retelling with one hitch: Belle lacks the beauty of her sisters. She feels her name is inappropriate. It's by Cameron Dokey; therefore, it is definitely well-written and worth a read.
Beauty by Robin McKinley: This is Disney's version fleshed out and minus the singing and talking furniture. Robin McKinley is an excellent author, and this novel is definitely a classic.
Beauty and the Beast (1991) ~ Is there a fairy tale fan that hasn't seen this movie? It's a beautiful version of the story, but . . . I'm even more excited about the upcoming live-action version!
Beastly (2011) ~ This is a modern retelling of the story. Frankly, I thought it was rather cheesy. However, I do want to read the novel that inspired it.
Once Upon a Time (ABC) ~ Yes, I am once again including the television series. I love the Beauty and the Beast storyline. It is ingenious to make the Beast and Rumplestiltskin one and the same.
Beastly by Alex Flinn ~ As mentioned above, this is definitely a retelling I want to read. I'm certain I'll enjoy it more than the movie.
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George ~ This has been on my TBR list for a while; I already own it on my Kindle. Hailed a mix of the Nordic legend East of the Sun, West of the Moon and Beauty and the Beast, it promises to be an interesting read.
Next Sunday: Snow White