My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale so it would be impossible for me to not like a novel based on it. The plot was as lovely as the original tale.
The characters in this story were very creatively constructed. The world of the fae as engaging as any other magical world.
The prose was ok, not as lyrical or beautifully conceived as most of the famous epic fantasies, but it was able to deliver the intricacies of the plot.
Although I felt that the revelation of the curse could’ve been shown more than told in one long explanation from Mrs. Potts, I mean, Alice.
I was tempted to count how many times the author used the word, handsome, to describe most of the high lords of the different courts – it made me wonder if Feyre had been attracted to all of them and not just Tamlin.
The ending was crafted well, even though this is the first book of a series, the main issues of the story had been resolved in the end. And just like Beauty and the Beast, there was a happy ending.
I enjoyed reading this. It’s a feel-good chick flick that made me smile, almost cry, and fan myself at times.