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Beauty: A Beauty and the Beast Retelling -Review

It’s official. Mismatched Socks now has a whole separate category for reviews of books based on Beauty and the Beast. In addition, I formally announce my quest to find the best retelling. I’ve already said how much I love Beauty and the Beast, and I figured it’s only fair that I give it the attention it deserves. Also, an avid Beauty and the Beast fan I have a duty to warn other Beauty and the Beast fans against all the TERRIBLE retellings out there, and bring good ones to their attention. Therefore, I formally announce my quest for the best Beauty and the Beast retelling. May the best retelling win. (And may the odds be ever in your favor.)

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As Old as Time: Beauty and the Beast Retelling

Another retelling review! (I should just give these a separate category.)

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As Old as Time retells the story of Beauty and the Beast, except this time it’s Beauty’s mother who cursed the Beast. The story features a kingdom full of magical creatures, a conceited and insipid Gaston, and an insane asylum. Add the classic castle full of talking furniture, a cute tea service, and a wonderful love story, and this book should be a smashing success.

Unfortunately, it’s not. Continue reading “As Old as Time: Beauty and the Beast Retelling”