Claws. Long, filthy, and dangerously sharp.
They’re the first thing Bella sees after what’s been the worst day of her life. Careful not to alert her captor to her conscious state, she glances past the matted fur-covered arms and expanse of chest to the face. If something surrounded by tangled black rattails can be called a face.
Perhaps if Bella were the quintessential Beauty—gorgeous, kindhearted, and self-sacrificing—she might have a fighting chance in transforming this monster into a man. But she’s never been the toad-kissing kind. Obsessed with landing a wealthy nobleman and escaping her humdrum life, she will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. Which is precisely what landed her here, at the mercy of the Beast.
Title: Becoming Beauty
Author: Sarah E. Boucher
Publisher: Sweetwater Books (Cedar Fort)
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Formats: 256 pages, 6×8, softcover; e-book
Genre: YA Fantasy
I love fairytale re-tellings, so I was excited to pick up a copy of this “Beauty and the Beast” tale. It took the familiar story in some unexpected directions, which is always a plus when it comes to re-tellings! I didn’t like Bella at first (which was kind of the point), but I don’t think I ever came to totally love her as a character either (although she definitely grew on me). Loved the ending!