Beastly by Alex Flinn
I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog, but a horrible new creature who walks upright – a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.
You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever – ruined – unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and a perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly beastly.
Parts of the book are told in chat format, which I found amusing. It is a support group and you will recognize other fairy tale characters as well. I really enjoyed this book. If you are a fan of fairy tale retellings, this one is worth a read.
My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !
I also found out that there is a movie version that came out last year: