Curses by Lish McBride
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Beauty and the Beast retelling, but the princess is the beast? Sigh me up!
I was hooked from the first two chapters! The author created such a Pixar fairy mood!
BUT speaking of Pixar this book should have been described as a Shrek retelling not a Beauty and the Beast retelling. I mean . . . the beast can take an elixir to turn human for a few hours? Sounds like Fiona to me. Then the male “Belle” gets to bring his brother and cousin with him to the castle? What kind of punishment is that? I think Shrek was more annoyed with bringing Donkey on his quest.
Last, we have the spoiled Prince Latimer and his wicked mother who reminded me so much of Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2.
Tevin was my favorite character. He has the gift of charm, and he reminded me so much of Flynn Ryder from Tangled. I loved the build up of romance between Tevin and Merit
What I didn’t like about the book was probably that because it was character driven, there ended up being too many characters so at times the plot got lost while trying to memorize a ton of minor characters. The book was about 50-100 pages long too. Some of the dating scenes were dragged out so I lost interest. Also, the author problem could have skipped over the scene of how Tevin broke into Latmer’s castle. At that point I was ready for the story to be wrapped up with a nice bow.
*Thank you Penguin Teen for an E-arc in exchange for my honest review.