Beastly Movie Tie-in Edition by Alex FlinnBeastly Movie Tie-in Edition by Alex Flinn

Beastly Movie Tie-in Edition

byAlex Flinn

Paperback | February 8, 2011

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With a new Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theaters in Spring 2017, it’s time to catch up on all things Beastly. Find out what it was like for the beast in Alex Flinn’s contemporary retelling of the classic tale. This edition features cover art from the 2011 movie starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer.

I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1New York TimesbestsellingBeastly, a spin onBeauty and the Beastthat was named aVOYAEditor's Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.Beastlyis now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wroteA Kiss in Time, a modern retelling ofSleeping Be...
Title:Beastly Movie Tie-in EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:February 8, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061963283

ISBN - 13:9780061963285

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too much like Beauty and the Beast This book was Meh. It was too much of a rip off from Beauty and the Beast, which makes writtin books easier, right :/
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute This was such a good Beauty and the Best retelling. So wonderful to read.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! As a child I absolutely loved Beauty and the Beast and this is a very unique spin off of this story. It brings a modern spin on such a classic story
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute i really enjoyed this but but im not sure i enjoyed it enough to read the other books in this series
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Good! I love Disney's Beauty and the Beast. I feel like this novel has a unique, modern spin that doesn't taint the tale. An authentic take on the ever-present chemistry between Beauty and the Beast..
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A superb fairytale retelling! Loved it!! I love fairytale retellings, and Alex Flinn’s books have been on my TBR list for a long time! I was a little bit worried when I started the book because I just hated the main character, Kyle Kingsbury. What a jerk! I soon learned that he is supposed to come across that way, and his attitude is the reason why he’s been cursed. Kyle is a 16 year-old teenage boy that every girl swoons over: He’s rich and good-looking. Unfortunately, he feels that this gives him the right to act like a Class A jerk. The sad news is that he usually gets away with it. This time, however, Kyle has picked the wrong girl to mess with: A goth girl named Kendra Hilferty. He acts as though he likes her and invites her to the dance, telling her that he will buy the tickets and meet her there. All the while, his intention is to take the prettiest snob in the school, Sloane Hagen. News spreads like wildfire all over the school that Kyle is taking Kendra to the dance, and he lets Sloane in on his secret plan. At the dance, Kendra is waiting for Kyle in the lobby. He sees her, and he kisses Sloane in front of her. Kyle and Sloane laugh at Kendra’s expense, humiliating her. Kendra doesn’t seem shocked, however. That night, Kendra appears in Kyle’s bedroom and morphs into a gorgeous girl. She puts a curse on Kyle, telling him that he will become as ugly on the outside as he is in the inside and that he has two years to break the curse or remain a beast forever. He must fall in love, his beloved must fall in love with him, and their kiss will break the curse. Kyle’s father, a news anchorman, is too consumed with own looks (the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!) to care much about what has happened to Kyle. After taking Kyle to the obligatory meetings with specialists to see if plastic surgery or other treatments can revert him back to the way he looked before, he realizes that any attempt will fail and ultimately dumps him off with a maid and a blind tutor in a five-story brownstone. Talk about cold-hearted! Wow, I loved this Beauty and the Beast retelling! I really hated Kyle in the beginning and was glad to see his comeuppance. As time went on and his personality began to change, I really started to feel sad for him. This just shows how brilliant Flinn is, when she can make someone first loathe and then love the protagonist! The unconventional romance built slowly with first a foundation of trust and friendship. This book has turned me into a huge Flinn fan, and I will definitely be reading more of her books! I can’t wait to start on the next book in the series, Beastly: Lindy’s Diary, which was released in 2012.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT ! This was my 2nd time reading Beastly and I remember loving it back then, and I still love it now!! If you don't know already, it's an adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, one of my favourite Disney movies. Now that I read it again, I can see how much it actually is like the movie, but also how it's different. Kyle Kingsbury was turned into a beast because he was a cold, cruel and rude person. He had the perfect looks and everything, but he would pick out every flaw about someone and make fun of them for it. To say the least, he was a jerk. It was why Kendra, the witch, turned him into a beast. However, through his love for Lindy he became a different person, and I absolutely loved him. Kyle cared so much for Lindy, and he did everything he could just to make her feel happy. There were chats that Kyle participated in after he became a beast. It was supposed to help them cope with his transformation, and also hear about others transformations as well. I loved it because they were other obvious Disney characters. I also liked the way it was told from Kyle's point of view. There aren't a lot of books, especially romantic ones told from the guy's point of view. Well, few of which I've come across anyways. The lesson here is what I loved: Don't judge someone for their looks. Look past that and see them for who they really are. Kyle was a cold person with good looks, but the beast version of him (Adrian, because he renamed himself) became a caring, loving person/beast(?). He may have been ugly, but he was such a romantic and really swoon-worthy. Beastly made me laugh and even though it was my second time through and I knew everything that was going to happen, I still cried. I absolutely loved this adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. (It even had a library full of books from floor to ceiling, like the one Belle had which was the size of a ballroom.)
Date published: 2012-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I liked it! I feel that the overall concept of this book was awesome. You can definatly tell that it is Beauty and the Beast. defiantly wasn't cheesy. the characters were well developed and detailed, However in the beginning Kyle was not a very "likable" character. As the book progressed my feelings lightened and i started to like him more however there was still that little bit of hate for him when the book was over. the pacing of the story was slow. I don't know how to explain this without sounding confusing. There were twists to the story but it was pretty bland. I felt/wanted there to be more to the story then what it was. I rated this book 3/5 stars. it was good but it wasn't great. If your looking for an action packed fairy tale re-telling then this isn't the book for you.
Date published: 2012-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet!! This book was very cute. I opened it up and got right into it. It was just very easy to read. Remind me a lot of Beauty and The Beast. Just very modern. I don't really know what else to say. Just as I said before it was cute, sweet. of made me cry a little.
Date published: 2012-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I read this before the movie came out and although the movie was great and true to the story I found more in depth feelings in the book and more in depth thought. This book is something I borrowed from the Library then bought it when I was done reading it. Its something I know I will read again. I loved the story and the characters and even more I loved the modern twist on the classic tale. Great stuff!
Date published: 2011-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing! The movie has nothing on the book. The movie change a lot of things that were good points in the book. I would recommend the book to my friends. I just started reading "Cloaked", can't wait to really get into it!
Date published: 2011-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beastly i loves this book could not put it down it was the first book i have read in about 2 years it was so ugly but beatiful at the same time romanic was great in it as well
Date published: 2011-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Adorable I've always been a big fan of fairytales. This retelling delighted me. It's a quick easy read that just makes you smile. The characters are well thought out and easy to like.
Date published: 2011-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Liked it - it was cute! It's a modern version of the Beauty and the Beast story and I enjoyed it. It was a quick and light read.
Date published: 2011-03-07

Editorial Reviews

Beastly has romance, true love, tragic circumstances, magic, action adventure, and hope. It’s a must-read for all fairy-tale fans, and has a knockout cover to boot.