Sunday, November 16, 2014
In this imaginative retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Bella is a spoiled brat who’s sent to the Beast’s castle as punishment for her selfishness. More than just their personalities clash! As Bella improves the Beast’s manners, she also finds herself changing for the better. Bella must choose whether to follow the path she’s always dreamed of—or risk it all for something even greater.
My thoughts: I love a good re-telling of a fairy tale, especially of my favorite one: Beauty and the Beast! I was quite thrilled to get this in my mail the other day, and couldn't help starting it.;) Bella was not at all how I would of pictured her, as she sacrifices those she loves in order to obtain the things she thinks will help her secure a wealthy husband who will rescue her from her humble home. When her selfish nature causes her father to owe a debt he cannot pay, her siblings offer Bella as a servant to the Beast. As Bella grows up and learns the meaning of true beauty, it is easy to start to like her and enjoy her journey. I love the characters in this story! It is filled with unexpected twists and is one that I would love to revisit in the future!
About the author: Sarah E. Boucher spends her days instilling young children with the same love of literature she has known since childhood. After hours, she pens her own stories and nurses an unhealthy obsession for handbags, high heels, baking, and British television. Sarah is a graduate of Brigham Young University. She lives and teaches in Ogden, Utah. Becoming Beauty is her first novel.