A while back, I read this retelling of Beauty and the Beast, so I thought it was time to share a short-ish review!
It took me a while to get my thoughts straight enough to write this review, but I managed to do so eventually! Here's my review on the BEST retelling I've read so far - A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer!
It's a fact I'm not afraid to dwell in different genres than YA contemporary and fantasy, but it's not often I actually dive into anything smut-ish or steamy. Now that I think about it.. It's usually around December I start dwelling into those genres? Anyway. Since those novels are often short ones, I decided to do some mini-reviews!
I have to admit - I'm seriously late with this review and reading this story. I had some issues with the format - couldn't get the ARC on my Kindle, then it wouldn't open on my computer anymore and.. well.. Let's just say I was so intrigued by the synopsis that I ended up buying a finished copy instead! I couldn't say no to something that sounded like a Cinderella-retelling, but contemporary and with LGBTQIA+ characters. I just couldn't. Was it worth it? Wasn't it? Only one way to find out, folks!
I saw this book everywhere when it was just released and.. well.. I couldn't not get myself a copy and then neglect it for a while? I am proud to say I read it way sooner than some other releases I pre-ordered though.. Anyway - time for my review!
If it wasn’t obvious yet, this is a Beauty and the Beast-retelling. You all know I love my retellings so I could hardly pass up on this one! Did I like it? Or was it a disappointment? Let’s find out!
Can you imagine my face when I came across this? Cinderella Boy? That equals a Cinderella retelling, but LGBTQIA+? I don't even want to try and describe my reaction but there was screaming involved - and maniacally clicking the request-button. Did it live up to my expectations? Did it blow me away?