Beautiful Beast

Beautiful Beast Calli is cursed by her beauty Though she knows it s cruel Calli agrees to accompany her friends to Monster House where it is rud the beast howls at the moon each sunset When she hears him for the fir

Calli is cursed by her beauty.Though she knows it s cruel, Calli agrees to accompany her friends to Monster House where it is rud the beast howls at the moon each sunset When she hears him for the first time, her heart is wrenched by the anguish she hears in the sound Facing trespassing charges for her folly, Calli is forced to move into Monster House where she is toCalli is cursed by her beauty.Though she knows it s cruel, Calli agrees to accompany her friends to Monster House where it is rud the beast howls at the moon each sunset When she hears him for the first time, her heart is wrenched by the anguish she hears in the sound Facing trespassing charges for her folly, Calli is forced to move into Monster House where she is to befriend the beast Using the bribery offered by his father to gain some desperately needed money for her father, Calli accepts his terms Horrified but trapped by her circumstance, Calli steps inside the doors of the great house to face the unknown.Alex is cursed by his beastliness.Alex believes Calli has bribed her way into his home in order to get a look at the beast of Monster House, and is determined to hate her He isn t prepared as she batters down the hard walls of his soul with her kindness and humor.Alex allows Calli into his inner sanctum, sharing with her the most private parts of his heart But when he finds out the truth, will her love be enough to convince him of her true feelings, or will she lose him forever Note From the Author Beautiful Beast is the first short story for Enchanted Fairytales, an anthology of modern day fairytales told as if the original fairytale does not exist Beautiful Beast is the contemporary story of Beauty and the Beast I have long been fascinated by fairytales, and have wanted to write re tellings of some o

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  1. Cindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains She lives with two daughters, and three dogs She also has two sons and two daughters in law She volunteers her time working with teen girls between the ages of 12 18, all of whom she finds to be beautiful, fascinating creatures When she s not writing, reading or answering emails she can often times be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home yes, she rides a Harley and no, you d never know it to look at her.Please visit the author s website at cindycbennett

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  1. Amo a Cindy A pesar de ser una historia Corta es realmente bella y me encanta, ademas creo que siempre que leo solo refuerza mi opinion de que lo que verdaderamente importa es el corazon no el fisico El amor lo puede todo lo se soy una romantica xD

  2. T tulo Beautiful Beast Enchanted Fairytales 1 Autor Cindy C BennettSinopsis Calli est maldecida por su belleza.A pesar de que sabe que es cruel, Calli se compromete a acompa ar a sus amigos a la Casa del Monstruo donde se rua que la bestia ruge a la luna cada puesta de sol Cuando ella lo oye por primera vez, su coraz n se retuerce por la angustia que escucha en el sonido.Traspasando los l mites de propiedad por su locura, Calli es forzada a mudarse en la Casa del Monstruo donde se hace amiga de [...]

  3. It s official nobody does broken souls finding redemption quite like Cindy Bennett You know why Because she invokes love and hope, which is exactly what broken souls need, and let s be honest we re all broken at some point or another See, that s what I dislike about so many art house films and lots of intellectual literature that blatantly pessimistic view that life sucks and will always suck so just reconstruct your naive illusions of happiness and be satisfied with awful being the best anyone [...]

  4. I love these fairly tale inspired tales that Cindy is currently writing This one is really good I like how it is real life and not a fairy tale Some times bad things happen to good people Good story.

  5. Me and this story just didn t go well together It didn t keep me interested in reading it even though I finished it I didn t even want to finish it.

  6. Primero que nada, leyendo la sinopsis esperaba algo paranormal o cosas de ese estilo Pero me sucedi algo extra o, l no es monstruo con todas las letras, es solo un joven atormentado por as decirlo Ella es bella, s , pero pens que habr a m s detr s de todo eso, digo me imagin algo m s con respecto a esa menci n O sea, por qu lo menciona si el que sea bella no influye en nada el curso de la historia Es otro caso de sinopsis que no son tal como lo pintan De todas formas, me gust S , lo hizo No pasa [...]

  7. For a short novella, I loved this book I read it during my breaks at work and keep wanting to go back and read and I wished it was longer but I almost always wish that of my novellas There was a little disconnect about her friend Eli He was to come to the party but we do not know if he showed up and he appears distant at the end I would love to have seen Eli explode at Alex for kissing Calli and for her to defend Alex To me that would have explained the distance at the end What happened to Jen [...]

  8. 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4.Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale and I enjoy reading every retelling I can get Some are wonderful Others not so much Fortunately, Beautiful Beast is a version I am happy I took the time to read.Bennett s story is a cross between Beastly by Alex Flinn and an adult paperback No, no sex or anything inappropriate the main characaters are teenagers , but it reminded me of a paperback in the sense that there is no magical happenings just unfortunate, real life [...]

  9. At first I didn t understand what this monster thing all about is Since the story is modern and normal.Alexander is human He had an accident hence the disfigurement.I honestly thought there s some sort of magic involved here I was kinda expecting Calli to kiss Alex and make him handsome again That sort.Why all the dramatics Really Even I wasn t gripped with sadness when I learned about Alex s story How come Calli seemed to want to cry for him Every freaking time At mundane reasons Pathetic.The r [...]

  10. A very good remake of Beauty and the Beast I was surprised with the length of this novel it s pretty darn short but it captured my attention I finished this within two hours, actually I love how truthful the story is I mean, truthful in a way that the beast doesn t really become handsome again in the end but still, the beauty accepted him as he was I know some would say that this one s pretty predictable but that s the thing about fairy tales or in this case, a remake of a fairy tale we are guar [...]

  11. 4.5 starsBeautiful Beast was a really great read Cindy C Bennett is a talented writer who based her story on Beauty and the Beast, but in my opinion she made it her own I really like the way the characters change from beginning to end The characterization is really great in this story and the setting descriptions made it a delight to read I found myself caring for the two main characters very quickly and found them to be very interesting and dynamic I also like the constant conflict between the [...]

  12. O MY GOSH THAT WAS SO SWEET I just couldn t put it down Just finished it in one sitting Such a sweet emotional and humorous story, I m so sorry it ended.

  13. If you ve read or watched Beastly , skip this Because this is just a less stellar re write.I love Beauty and the Beast stories, so when I saw this at any rate, I really got angry at this book Because it PISSES ME OFF so badly when only half of the disfigured dude s face is messed up Because obviously, in literature, one can only be scarred burned on half of one s face It s the sign of a rotten, lousy writer, IMO, when I see that crap Stupid, stoopid, StOopid And they always do that C mon Fire do [...]

  14. This was a sweet short story, even if it did remind me of Beastly way too much But I guess that is unavoidable when they are both adapted from the same story In this Calli and her friends sneak up to the mansion of the local freak to get a peak at him, but she gets caught, and in exchange for not pressing charges, the owner of the house wants her to stay and become friends with his son Turns out that Alex is just a regular 17 year old guy who was badly scarred in a fire So Calli lives with them [...]

  15. A lovely re imagination for Beauty and the Beast , the book was so short yet it had so much emotions and beautiful people in it , I ve read longer books that failed to deliver depth but this very short book was able to tell a beautiful story that had a lot of depth and real characters Calli is a sweet heart , she wasn t one of those unrealistic perfect heroines , she acted like a real person , she s not the beautiful girl who either loves herself too much or who doesn t think she s pretty while [...]

  16. Let me be honest In my childhood I was one of those girly girls completely in love with fairytales Pocahontas, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and yep you guessed it Beauty and the Beast were among my favorites So you can already imagine my joy in being able to snuggle up to a modern interpretation of one of these fairytales So here s my take on Beautiful Beast it is a short story that somehow manages not to feel like one It has great character development and the storyline is also well set up a [...]

  17. The nice thing about this book is it s short so you can finish it in one day The sad thing about this book is it s short so you can finish it in one day.So this was a recommendation from a friend What got me interested was that their take on this was to make the beast a burn victim It s a modern retelling and of a novella that is about 80 pages What bothered me was that because it was so short I couldn t really experience it as much as I wanted to.But dang it I totally loved Alex by the end.The [...]

  18. This review is also on my blog Books for KidsGenerally I m not that fond of self published titles, but I ve read some of Cindy Bennett s traditionally published work before and so I figured this was a pretty safe bet I really enjoyed the contemporary take on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast It was very short and I read it in one sitting.There were some elements to the story that I didn t find believable, but chose to overlook them There were some grammatical issues that drove me a bit cr [...]

  19. My rating for this book is 3.9 stars.Es un poco cursi, pero es una historia que enamora.Es una historia que le a y ve a cuando era peque a, disfrutando de castillos, un hombre condenado a ser una bestia muy mona y una chica pobre que termina convirti ndose en princesa y vivieron felices para siempre.Eventualmente crec y me enoje con estas historias porque me hicieron creer en cuentos para nada reales, pero Cindy toma esta historias llenas de fantas a y lo lleva a la realidad.Alexander es un mons [...]

  20. Incredibly clunky start to the point where I wondered whether I actually wanted to read this It starts with Calli complaining about how beautiful she is, claiming it is her curse, but there is nothing given that would start to explain why this is a curse She just had to be beautiful and aware of it.The clunkiness carries on for a while, but when Calli moves into the house on this hill things start to improve The slow growth of the friendship between the two characters was nice to read about, tho [...]

  21. 3.5 stars.This was such a nice novella I was really impressed at how well developed it was A lot of times novellas feel rushed, but this one had well thought out characters and it didn t feel rushed.I thought it was a bit unrealistic to start, with the way that Winston gets Calli to come be Alex s friend That s pretty much the only weak part of the book, though Calli and Alex s relationship is believable and very sweet Alex in particular is a very well thought out character, and I thought that t [...]

  22. Beauty and the beast is one of my favorite fairy tales This is not a bad retelling but it wasn t the greatest Maybe because it was a short novella it didn t seem to capture the story in depth I ve read another book by the author and know she s capable of so much but this book felt like a book written by a new writer Right from the beginning I felt hesitation in continuing but since it was so short I had to finish I don t like books where the author continues to TELL me how beautiful the heroine [...]

  23. He knew her kiss that night meant nothing to her, that for her it was nothing than a friend kissing a friend But to Alex, it had sent him reeling Beautiful Beast is an original retelling of Beauty and the Beast , depicting an unlikely happily ever after Though Beauty and the Beast is not my favorite fairytale, it was the title that drew me into reading this versionThroughout the story Calli and Alex share kisses and cuddles that foreshadow an unlikely happily ever after They start out as enimie [...]

  24. I still cant comprehend how such a short book can hold so much meaning.The narrative was beautiful and humorous Calli is such a simple character but is very wise and easy going and isnt vain or self centered because of her beauty, I really loved that about her Alex is a beautiful person if one looked deep enough, which really isn t that deep But people sadly care an awful lot about looks, and made him believe that he is a monster Winston Alex s father may seem like a bad guy at first But he s si [...]

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