Gina’s Review: The Beast Within by Serena Valentino

The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's PrinceThe Beast Within
written by Serena Valentino
published by Disney Press, 2014

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Did I enjoy this book: 
This book was definitely entertaining. I am a huge Disney fan, and Beauty and the Beast always sticks in my mind as one of my favorites. Who doesn’t fantasize about a prince gifting a huge library to them? Anyway, I knew the prince was going to carry the story and was going to be the one telling the story, but little did I know how dark and magical this short book would be. The prince in this story is not the handsome prince we all picture in the fairy tales. He’s flawed and not all that charming in the beginning. This makes him all the more human and fascinating. I couldn’t put this book down and I easily finished it in a day.



“Women learned of the world through their fathers, their brothers, and, if they were lucky, their husbands. It didn’t seem quite fair.”


5 stars


Would I recommend it: If you like Disney and Beauty and the Beast, I think this would be a perfect little book for you.



About the book – from Goodreads: A cursed prince sits alone in a secluded castle. Few have seen him, but those who claim they have say his hair is wild and nails are sharp–like a beast’s! But how did this prince, once jovial and beloved by the people, come to be a reclusive and bitter monster? And is it possible that he can ever find true love and break the curse that has been placed upon him?


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