It’s #fairytalefridays! I am so excited because today we are going to look at one of my absolute favorite stories, Beauty & the Beast. As a child, I was obsessed with Belle and loved the movie, even though I was petrified that the Beast would hop out of the VHS and kidnap me. For this reason, I refused to use the bathroom at night because I had to walk by the VHS shelf. Moving on from that embarrassing anecdote, let’s take a look at some of my favorite Beauty & the Beast retellings.
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer: When she tries to stop a kidnapping in D.C. one night, Harper finds herself transported to a world where she meets a cursed prince in this fast-paced, romantic story.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: After killing a wolf, Feyre is dragged off to a magical land by an immortal faerie where her feelings for him slowly change in this steamy, action-packed tale.
Hunted by Meagan Spooner: When her father goes missing in the woods, Beauty goes after him and finds herself the prisoner of a cursed beast in this compelling, emotional fantasy.
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge: Infusing fairytale and Greek mythology, this is an engaging, complex story following Nyx, a girl betrothed since birth to the evil ruler of her kingdom whose situation transforms when she discovers that the man she must marry is actually a charming being with a secret.
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones: After her sister is kidnapped by the Goblin King, Liesl travels to the Underground and finds herself captivated by the strange world and its ruler in this lush, lyrical novel.
What are your favorite Beauty & the Beat retellings? What fairytale should be next?