New York Times best-selling author Robin McKinley has won numerous awards for her writing, including the prestigious Newbery Medal. Though her two sisters are beautiful, Beauty, despite her name, is thin and awkward--but she's also courageous. So when her father makes a terrible promise to a Beast living in an enchanted castle, Beauty knows she must volunteer to be the Beast's prisoner.
One of the Best Versions of Beauty and the Beast
This is one of my all-time favorite books. I have read it at least a dozen times, and the audio version is just as good as it has always been in my head. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes fairy tales, fantasy stories, or clean romances.
Highly recommend this book
Why isn't this book a movie??
This has been my favorite book since it came out! Ms. McKinley has the gift of pulling you in and immersing you into her created world of romance and fantasy. This is the original paranormal romance book that is so popular today. She was way ahead of her time when she wrote this and if you read it over and again, you find more nuances that you may have missed. That is the gift of a deeply layered story and a truly gifted writer.