Beauty and the Beast (Young Adult Fantasy Romance)

Beauty and the Beast (Young Adult Fantasy Romance)

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by Jenni James
     
 
Beauty and the Beast is the first in a new series of fairy tales for young adult readers. Fans of Disney, fairy tales, and fantasy will love the Faerie Tale Collection by Jenni James.

BOOK DESCRIPTION
A prince by day and a wolf by night--

Prince Alexander has been turned into a werewolf and has one year to find someone to love the beast and break

Overview

Beauty and the Beast is the first in a new series of fairy tales for young adult readers. Fans of Disney, fairy tales, and fantasy will love the Faerie Tale Collection by Jenni James.

BOOK DESCRIPTION
A prince by day and a wolf by night--

Prince Alexander has been turned into a werewolf and has one year to find someone to love the beast and break the spell, or he will be a wolf forever. He has nearly given up achieving the impossible, knowing no girl would ever fall in love with such a monster.

Just when he is about to abdicate the throne to his cousin, he meets Cecelia Hammerstein-Smythe, while a wolf, and begins to hope for the first time in months. Can he balance both worlds as a human and beast, gaining the love and trust of a girl who has every reason to despise him?

Cecelia detests the prince. She only knows Alexander as the arrogant monarch--the tyrant who has made her life miserable--though perhaps he's changed right before her eyes. He's not as full of himself as he once was. The prince is gentle now... but then again, so is the beast.

REVIEWS FOR NORTHANGER ALIBI (THE JANE AUSTEN DIARIES), ALSO BY JENNI JAMES:

"Twilight obsessed teens (and their moms) will relate to Claire's longing for the fantastical but will be surprised when they find the hero is even better than a vampire or werewolf. Hilarious, fun and romantic!"
-TwilightMOMS.com

"Stephenie Meyer meets Jane Austen in this humorous, romantic tale of a girl on a mission to find her very own Edward Cullen. I didn't want it to end!"
--Mandy Hubbard, author of Prada & Prejudice

"We often speak of Jane Austen's satiric wit, her social commentary, her invention of the domestic novel. But Jenni James, in this delicious retelling of Northanger Abbey, casts new light on Austen's genius in portraying relationships and the foibles of human nature--in this case, the projection of our literary fantasies onto our daily experience."
--M.M. Bennetts, author of May 1812.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014755917
Publisher:
StoneHouse Ink
Publication date:
05/07/2012
Series:
Faerie Tale Collection , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
143,571
File size:
759 KB

Meet the Author

Beauty and the Beast is the first in a new series of fairy tales for young adult readers. Fans of Disney, fairy tales, and fantasy will love the Faerie Tale Collection by Jenni James.

BOOK DESCRIPTION
A prince by day and a wolf by night—
Prince Alexander has been turned into a werewolf and has one year to find someone to love the beast and break the spell, or he will be a wolf forever. He has nearly given up achieving the impossible, knowing no girl would ever fall in love with such a monster.

Just when he is about to abdicate the throne to his cousin, he meets Cecelia Hammerstein-Smythe, while a wolf, and begins to hope for the first time in months. Can he balance both worlds as a human and beast, gaining the love and trust of a girl who has every reason to despise him?

Cecelia detests the prince. She only knows Alexander as the arrogant monarch—the tyrant who has made her life miserable—though perhaps he's changed right before her eyes. He's not as full of himself as he once was. The prince is gentle now... but then again, so is the beast.

ABOUT AUTHOR JENNI JAMES
Jenni James is the happy mother of seven boisterous children and the author of several book babies that include: Pride & Popularity, Northanger Alibi and Persuaded from The Jane Austen Diaries for teens and Prince Tennyson an inspirational novel. She enjoys writing clean literature for children, teens and adults. Look out for more of her Faerie Tale Collection!

MORE BOOKS BY JENNI JAMES

Faerie Tale Collection:
Beauty and the Beast
Sleeping Beauty
Rumplestiltskin
Hansel and Gretel
Snow White
Frog Prince

The Jane Austen Diaries:
Pride & Popularity
Persuaded
Northanger Alibi
Emmalee
Mansfield Ranch
Sensible & Sensational

Prince Tennyson
Revitalizing Jane

The Eternal Realm Series:
Eternity

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Beauty and the Beast 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really great retelling of an old tale! Loved everything about it except the size. I didn't realize it was a short story. So guys, if you're looking for a good book for a long trip, don't buy just this one book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the reviews for this book and I thought it would be longer but as it turns out it felt more like a short story of 200 plus pages. Overall not bad at all, I like the characters and the back story. Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairy tale stories and this book has the fairy tale aspect of the real story in the background with the characters. The story goes as followed, the main character Prince Alexander is turned into a werewolf by a witch that curses him for one year, in which he must have a female fall for him in his wolf form. So a few months pass when the second main character Cecelia goes to her secret brook which is a pretty much a small river that's very peaceful to her and gives her solitude, but something happens during the day and she couldn't take the pressure and ran to the brook. This is where they both meet, Alexander in his wolf form and Cecelia crying her heart out. So as time passes they both speak to each and give each other compassion. Soon Alexander falls for her and because he is going to give up his throne to his cousin, he starts having second thoughts. His cousin on the other hand, has his own To Do List for obtaining the throne. Overall I really liked the story and the characters are sorta of developed well but not enough. I just wish that she would have done more background details. For example, the Cousin who is suppose to take over the throne, he fights for it but I feel like he doesn't have a back bone until the end of the story and when it comes to the main characters, it's feels like love at first sight but I also think that everything was moving too fast and to me, I felt like there should have been more to the characters and the details around them. I think if the author prolonged the story and added some really good scenes and some better fight scenes, the story would be a 5 star right off the bat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was expecting the story line to be the traditional, but this version was pleasantly surprising. This story was perfect for tween readers. Sweet romance.
Bonnie_W More than 1 year ago
This one is the most paranormal of the series so far, since it features a werewolf of sorts.  Only...the Beast character isn't <i>really</i> a werewolf, but cursed to take on the shape unless someone can fall in love with him in that form before his thirtieth birthday.  When I first heard that he was a werewolf, I groaned, too, but it really isn't like that.  I enjoyed seeing the dynamic between Cecelia (Beauty) and Prince Alexander (Beast) as it shaped and developed.  The new twist here is the fact that Cecelia and Alexander already know one another--and they mutually dislike one another, too.  Alexander comes across Cecelia in wolf form during a rough patch in her life and begins sympathizing with her.  The two begin to meet and become friends.  Cecelia doesn't realize that he's Alexander in disguise, and when Alexander becomes nicer to her, she's confused as her affections split between two different beings.  I admit that I have a soft spot for this element in fiction; you often see it in superhero stories, etc.  I liked the additional element here and feel that I  haven't seen this take on <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> before.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet and interesting retake on the classic story of Beauty and the Beast. The beast is a werewolf, so he's human by day and wolf at night. I love how the author takes something that's popular right now and weaves it into the story. I can see this becoming a new classic version that is read many years from now because its believable, sweet, clean and funny. Unlike so many retellings that feel the need to make it smut for an adult audience this is clean for young children and enjoyable for an adult. I know that's a challenging blend and the author does it beautifully. I'm looking forward to the other books in the series and know I'll reread this one again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a cute retelling of beauty and the beast! Teen book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an o.k. read of the classic fairy tale. I neither liked it nor disliked it. I felt the characters were a little lacking in luster.
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*A sweet, short retelling of beauty and the beast..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really cute, very different retelling of Beauty and the Beast. James's writing style was easy to jump into; great vocabulary while still easy to read. He writing was also very clean as well; free of promiscuity. This would be great for tweens and teens in their younger years who aren't old enough/mature enough to experience writing with more sexuality yet. I really enjoyed this quick read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
lovely rendition of the original. recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very well written- and she actually put EFFORT into making sure the vernacular made SENSE for the time period. I cannot tell you how tired I am of YA books that don't give a crap that they're set in the 18th century or the medeival times, 'cause, gosh darn it, they're gonna say "WHATEVER" if they want to say whatever. *eye roll* Good read, pretty interesting. Just a little underdeveloped and anticlimactic for my taste. Will probably read again, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a quick fun book perfect for a rainy day and most definately a feel good book that will have you wishing for your own Prince Alexander.
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I thought at first oh yeah another princess book but it was very good. Gets very deep with relationships. Highly recomended
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I loved every word of it. Short, sweet, with a big dash of sexy. I hate to say it but the end had me shedding a tear! Lol oh and just a side note... there are a few typos.... someone needs to fire their proof reader... lol
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AMAZING
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