Friday, April 15, 2011

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Kyle Kingsbury is every young girls dream, rich with a famous dad, outstanding good looks and cutting wit.  He is also spoiled, shallow, vendictive and downright mean.  The perfect combination for a hoity toity private school in New York City.

Kyle who can have whatever he wants likes to draw attention to himself by being mean to the peons of his school.  He goes to far though when he ask a strange coed to the dance with no intentions of honoring his request. 

Unfortunately or is it fortunately, this is not a student but an actual witch.  She cast a spell that turns him into a beast.  If he can find love within two years he will gain back his human body, if not, he will remain a beast the rest of his life.

A modern beauty and the beast set in New York City this retelling of a familiar tale is well done with a very modern feel without losing the point of the original.  I will look for other novels by Alex Flinn as this was a page turning adventure.