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Beast Within, The: A Tale of Beauty's Prince (Villains Book 2) summary Beast Within, The: A Tale of Beauty's Prince (Villains Book 2), series Beast Within, The: A Tale of Beauty's Prince (Villains Book 2), book Beast Within, The: A Tale of Beauty's Prince (Villains Book 2), pdf Beast Within, The: A Tale of Beauty's Prince (Villains Book 2), Beast Within, The: A Tale of Beauty's Prince (Villains Book 2) 98abd7b89d Gr Many Children Grow Up With Some Familiarity With The Story Of Beauty And The Beast, Particularly The Walt Disney Version Readers Often Admire The Beautiful And Smart Belle, A Devoted Daughter And Booklover, Who Is As Lovely On The Inside As The Outside That She Could Come To Love Such A Horrific Looking And Reclusive Creature Is Testament To Her Kind Nature And Yet, Readers Know So Little Of This Mysterious Beast And Of The Spell That Caused Him To Become An Outcast Within His Own Kingdom In This Spin Off From Disney S Retelling Of The Old Tale, Valentino Does Her Best To Expand Upon The Beast S Side Of Things What Was It That Transformed The Handsome And Charming Prince Into A Beast Gaston Plays A Big Role In This Story, As Does A Competing Love Interest Of Both Male Characters, Tulip Belle Doesn T Appear Until Toward The End, As This Book Operates As A Prelude To The Film Some New Characters Add Interest, Such As The Odd Sisters, A Trio Of Witches Spurred By A Broken Heart And A Zeal For Revenge As Interesting As That Premise Is, The Book Is Weighted Down By Clunky Writing, Shallow Character Development, A Lack Of Depth And Nuance It Will Likely Appeal To Only The Most Die Hard Fans Of The Disney FilmMeg Allison, The Moretown School, VTQ P M This Prequel To Beauty And The Beast Is Presented As A Young Adult Title, Yet Its Layout And Format Might Attract A Middle Grade Population The Writing Is Polished And Appealing To Young Teens, With Just Enough Spin On The Old Tale To Encourage Young Readers To Stay With The Story Valentino Brings Back The Macbethian Odd Sisters Young Witches With A Definite Nod To Shakespeare S Weird Sisters Who First Appeared In Her Retelling Of Snow White, Fairest Of All Disney In Which We Can See The Villain S Point Of View The Author Knows The Structure Of Fairy Tales And Enhances This One With Some New Characters Who Bring Life To The Tale As Old As Time She Also Weaves In A Few Threads From The Old Film Version By Cocteau And Hints At Oscar Wilde S Picture Of Dorian Gray Readers Learn How The Beast Came To Be Cursed Witness Quite A Bit Of His Backstory, As Well As Those Of The Other Familiar Faces, Like Belle S Father And Feel Satisfied By The Conclusion And The Hopeful Message That Beauty Comes From Within The Popularity Of Television Series Such As Once Upon A Time And Grimm Make This Book Even Appealing To Contemporary Young Readers This Volume Will Do Well In Middle School Library Collections, As Well As Medium Sized Public Libraries With Solid Tween Collections Jane Murphy VOYAThe Tale Of A Beautiful Girl Transforming A Beast To His Original Princely Form Is A Familiar And Often Retold One, But The Story Of How Exactly The Prince Initially Came To Be Cursed And Why Is Less Well Known Valentino Sets Her Version Of The Prince S Perspective In The Disney World, With Cogsworth, Lumiere, And Even Mrs Potts All Making An Appearance The Setting And The Plot Are Far Darker Here, However, And Musical Numbers With Dancing Cutlery Are Replaced By The Internal Contemplations Of An Increasingly Melancholic And Occasionally Violent Beast As He Transforms From Human To Monster It Begins With The Prince S Betrayal Of Circe, A Young Maiden Whom He Initially Woos For Her Beauty And Then Rejects When He Discovers She Is Merely A Pig Farmer S Daughter Her Older Sisters, A Trio Of Magical Witches, Vengefully Cast A Spell On The Prince, And The Spoiled, Selfish Man Futilely Tries To Outrun His Fate, Losing His Human Form And Almost His Mind In The Process Valentino Is So Successful At Making The Prince Unlikable That He Seems Nearly Irredeemable, And A Disjointed Timeline Makes It Difficult To Identify The Chronology Of The Moral Transformation That Must Precede His Physical One The Combination Of The Disney Tie In And The Thoughtful, Folkloric Elements, Though, Makes This An Interesting Choice For Readers Who Ve Outgrown The Pink Princess Phase But Are Still Captivated By Fairy Tales KQG BCCBA Retelling Of Disney S Beauty And The Beast, Told From The Beast S Perspective The Story Opens As The Beast Contemplates Whether Belle Recently Made A Prisoner In His Castle Will Ever Come To Love Him The Timeline Then Moves Backward To The Days When The Beast Was A Human Prince, And So Begins A Story That Is Predictable When It Isn T Entirely Ridiculous And Filled With Characters As Flat As The Pages They Re Written On As A Human Prince, The Beast Spurns The Love Of Circe, Who Turn Out To Be The Younger Sister Of The Odd Sisters, Witches Whose Behavior Is So Nonsensical It S A Wonder They Stop Cackling Long Enough To Curse Him Though The Pre Beast Prince Certainly Deserves His Curse, Whether Any Actual Human Being Could Contain The Degree Of Vanity, Selfishness And Conceit The Prince Exhibits Is Questionable One Interesting Curveball Comes In The Presentation Of The Prince And Gaston The Vain Sportsman Romantically Interested In Belle As Childhood Best Friends However, The Blandness Of The Characters Negates Anything Interesting That Might Have Sprung From This Twist, Which Is Not Nearly Enough To Save The Story As A Whole With Clunky Writing, An Uninspired Plot And Unbelievably One Dimensional Characters Including Villains So Absurd No One Would Fear Them , This Spinoff Effort Is Disappointing At Best Fantasy KirkusGr Many Children Grow Up With Some Familiarity With The Story Of Beauty And The Beast, Particularly The Walt Disney Version Readers Often Admire The Beautiful And Smart Belle, A Devoted Daughter And Booklover, Who Is As Lovely On The Inside As The Outside That She Could Come To Love Such A Horrific Looking And Reclusive Creature Is Testament To Her Kind Nature And Yet, Readers Know So Little Of This Mysterious Beast And Of The Spell That Caused Him To Become An Outcast Within His Own Kingdom In This Spin Off From Disney S Retelling Of The Old Tale, Valentino Does Her Best To Expand Upon The Beast S Side Of Things What Was It That Transformed The Handsome And Charming Prince Into A Beast Gaston Plays A Big Role In This Story, As Does A Competing Love Interest Of Both Male Characters, Tulip Belle Doesn T Appear Until Toward The End, As This Book Operates As A Prelude To The Film Some New Characters Add Interest, Such As The Odd Sisters, A Trio Of Witches Spurred By A Broken Heart And A Zeal For Revenge As Interesting As That Premise Is, The Book Is Weighted Down By Clunky Writing, Shallow Character Development, A Lack Of Depth And Nuance It Will Likely Appeal To Only The Most Die Hard Fans Of The Disney Film Meg Allison, The Moretown School, VT SLJ


5 thoughts on “Beast Within, The: A Tale of Beauty's Prince (Villains Book 2)

  1. says:

    It was an interesting take in beauty and the beast and I liked it I m a huge Beauty and the beast fan and I ve read probably 10 different versions This one had some great back story on the Beast when he was human and how he became cursed But once he was cursed the wonderful character development just ended It jumped from him changing to the fight with Gaston and the end I was hoping for his side of the story, including how he fell in love with Belle This didn t have any of that, which was very disappointing for me.


  2. says:

    After having read the one about the Evil Queen from Snow White, I had such high hopes for this book but was truthfully than a little disappointed I enjoyed the majority of the backstory given on the Beast, especially the segments regarding his former love and how his gradual transformation effected their relationship It was interesting to see the contrast between this girl s character compared to what we know of Belle, but unfortunately, the story itself barely shows this contrast as Belle is hardly an active part of the story The ending covered much of the events of the film but they were so rushed, and all seen from the perspective of three eavesdropping witches which were another issue I had with this story Circe, the original enchantress, was a great character who I really enjoyed but her three meddling sisters were quite frankly just annoying They reminded me of the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus except far less loveable Plus, their presence pretty much took all of the meaning out of the story s character development Instead of things happening due to the characters own agency, these witches acted like puppetmasters pulling the strings and making things happen which was outrageously unsatisfying Another problem I had with this story was that part of the backstory involved the Beast and Gaston having grown up together and been best friends, only for the witches to cast a spell over everyone to forget any of that ever happened when the Beast begins to transform into the monster we know him as This was also outrageously unsatisfying, and left me wondering what the point of that even was if it made no difference to the story All in all, this book was decent and there were parts I did enjoy but the story in no way does justice to the original masterpiece of a film.


  3. says:

    I m going to be honest, I literally just bought this book to sit on my dresser and look amazing It definitely has an eye catching cover, so if your just looking for a pretty addition to your Beauty and The Beast collection, it gets the job done Will probably read it someday, but until then


  4. says:

    A rather short and quick adaptation of Disney s original award winning film, it does seem rather rushed About halfway through the book, it starts to delve into the original storyline, but it hurries along very quickly, skipping over Belle s arrival at the castle and hurrying to her trespass upon the West Wing to her rescue from the wolf pack that attacks her in the woods Swiftly within a few pages you find Belle fleeing to rescue her father from illness, and before you know it the book is already over with The End Most of the storyline is told from the third person perspective of three of the witches that assisted in cursing the Beast who are hellbent on driving him mad and aiding Gaston in killing him The first half is possibly the most interesting park because it s the most original and deviates from the original story the most The Prince s origins are the most elaborated, adding twists that weren t there in the film I would have loved this if it were longer, like in the book Maleficent It just feels far too rushed The second half of the book would have been far entertaining were it from the Beast s third person perspective and not the evil witches It does make some references to other Disney characters in the Disney universe, and the reader will find that enticing It really is a one time read, though I m a huge fan of the original, but I just wanted from it There seems to be a lot of missed opportunity from the author to take it to further reaches If one sits down and really dedicates their attentions to it, it can be finished within a day or two Belle s and Beast s romance could have been explored in depth much , but it s hardly touched upon and breezed through I hope someday a better adaptation is written with far reaching details and hope fulfilling content The reader will just find it lacking overall, though sometimes enjoyable here and there Don t expect a masterpiece here I wish the publisher, author, and editor had spent time dedicated to making it what the fans would appreciate they really missed a big opportunity here.


  5. says:

    This book was amazing I am normally not a fast reader because of life, but I wanted to keep reading this from start to finish I don t really know what I was expecting Definitely not a cookie cutter of the Disney movie, but I was not expecting this The Beast was definitely not easy to love in the movie, but he came off as even scary and arrogant in the book Even though I wanted him to break the curse and live happily i also found it hard to root for him in the beginning My one issue was time how long was the Beast a Beast He was old enough to marry, but not yet 21 but a apparently it has been many years He is the Prince so where are his parents they never mentioned Those are all problems laid out on the movie so it is no wonder they are here too Lastly did Gaston really deserve to die and wouldn t the Prince no name give feel remorse for his death If Circe could bring back the Beast I wonder if she brought back Gaston Thank you


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