Sunday, January 20, 2019

Off the Bookshelf: ENCHANTED, by Demelza Carlton


Beauty and the Beast Retold: And it's kind of Beauty's fault ....

This Beauty had me hooked from the moment I met her. Smart, tough, aching for adventure, full of common sense -- and humble enough to admit when she messes up big-time. She's gonna fix the mess she made, even if it kills her...

The king sends for Beauty's mother, to make a curse for an enemy. Problem: Mama is dead, and the king is the kind of guy who won't let that be an acceptable excuse. So our heroine goes to the palace in her mother's place. She creates a curse for an enemy of the king ... but doesn't know who exactly she is cursing. When she meets up with the cursed hero years later, the story is enchanting and engrossing and picks up all the plot points of the traditional story, but in new and clever ways.

Loved it. Looking forward to reading more in this series of faerie tales retold.




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