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Bella learns a vital lesson about manipulation — if we know we can create our own reality there is no need to manipulate others into providing for our needs. Werewolves in my fairy tales?

Nov 29, Jennifer rated it it was ok Shelves: Though that sounds unappealing it actually works out really well and add it the mix a thoroughly 21st century heroine who screams “girl power” at least sub-vocally one has a light, fin book very suited to modern girls who like a bit of mythic fairy tale, but do not want wimpy leading ladies.

The brown-haired Bella herself is quite voluptuous in her red flowing skirt and her cream chemise parted to expose the breasts almost overflowing the black corset she wears. Burdens of the Dead. So when I picked up Beauty and the Werewolf, I delighted in the fact that I was about to dive into complete silliness and fun.

Not surprisingly, this makes her something of an odd duck out amongst her peers, and with her stepmother. The duke was unexpected with his retiring nature; the consideration was expected.

Beauty and the Werewolf

Oh, and Lackey does need to learn something – actually, this is something a lot of authors need to learn. Oh, the novel does have a few drawbacks.

When you’re writing about a man’s hair, it’s blond without the E. Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh—when he isn’t howling at the moon. Other books in the series. Well, I su I fhe this when I was searching my library for down loadable books that were available without having to go on a waiting list.


Sep 10, Beth Martin rated it it was ok Shelves: I completely loved this one! And I’ll admit that if you want to read a really first-rate retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story, you may as well start weewolf Robin McKinley’s Beautywhich has always been a particular favourite of mine.

View all 10 comments. Bella is a very strong heroine.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read. Just finished Mercedes Lackey’s Beauty and the Werewolf. But the Almighty Authorial Personage crushed this rather more interesting character into a flat one dimensional villain so that there would be more room for trite babbling about how the heroine is So Practical Because She Wears Breeches Guys OMG. So what makes this entry into Kingdoms so very bad? The Duke is introduced as a hapless character whose entire life has been controlled by someone else, first his father then his lackye.

The Complete Arrows Trilogy. She’s that one girl that I can never stand, the one who assumes that just because she was born with brains and some beauty, she’s perfect.

There is more than enough here to grasp that this is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, nothing prevented the author from changing the main character’s name. She is bossy, she sneaks out to dances and takes her younger stepsisters mercees, and she just can’t seem to give up control of the household.

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He could be replaced with an actual wolf, for all the good he does. I have a real soft spot for Beauty and the Beast stories. You submitted the following rating and review. Apr 03, Weeewolf rated it it was amazing. I wasn’t particularly thrilled by the opening, but the story picked up quickly, with the main character “Bella” picking up a basket, donning a red hood and heading off to Grandmother’s house in the woods. Lackey always repeats the elements of her stories that she likes, so the ‘tradition’ and the fairy-godmother business are explained fine.


Ad Granny c I picked this up as a random read from the limited list of eBooks available with no waiting at my local library. She is capable, good, good-natured, helps little old ladies, etc. It’s pretty impossible to miss. The Wizard of London. She has a stepmother and two young stepsiste A warning of bias—Mercedes Lackey is the only author that I actively collect, and I love her Five Hundred Kingdoms series.

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And then there’s the fact the heroine is a spoiled manipulative child with flagrant Mary-Sue tendencies: I wanted a story about him. By page 71, we have a detailed account of his methods.

Can we say control freak? So Sebastian chooses to immerse himself in his studies in his country manor and leave the management of his estate to Eric. Overall, a nice, undemanding read, eminently suitable for times one does not wish to engage one’s brain. This book blends together two classic fairy tales: The Enduring Flame Trilogy. Anxious to avoid the Traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with “Granny,” the local wisewoman.

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