The Beast Within by Serena Valentino *Stephanie’s Mini-Review*

Posted February 7th, 2015 by in *Review / 6 comments

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The Beast Within by Serena Valentino *Stephanie’s Mini-Review*The Beast Within by Serena Valentino
Published by Disney Press
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover
Source: Public Library
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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? - via GoodReads

3.5 Stars

The Beast Within was a fun look into what happened before The Beast became the Beast and was just a Prince. Valentino covers everything the Disney movie sort of glossed over. Who was the Enchantress and why did she have such a beef with the Prince? What did the Prince do to end up a Beast?

Valentino’s The Beast Within is a quick and light read but it is rich in detail. While I’m glad I read the book, I am glad I used my library instead of coughing up the $9.99 Kindle price.

Stephanie

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6 Responses to “The Beast Within by Serena Valentino *Stephanie’s Mini-Review*”

    • Stephanie

      Exactly! It is a gorgeous hardcover. I would have purchased the Kindle book so it would have been a waste of money. If I had a nice shiny thing to look at it wouldn’t be so bad. 😉 I am very excited to read Fairest which is about the Evil Queen from Snow White. 😀

    • Stephanie

      Thanks! It was good and really went into his story instead of just expecting you to take it at face value. I enjoyed the book and I’m glad I found it. I didn’t even know this author was writing “villain” Disney books.

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