Read “Belle A Retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”” by Cameron Dokey with Rakuten Kobo. The story of Beauty and the Beast finds new life in this magical and. The story of Beauty and the Beast finds new life in this magical and imaginative retelling that’s filled with romance and the time her sixteenth. Belle by Cameron Dokey. Book Summary: Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters’ awe-inspiring beauty. So she.

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To date, this has been my least favorite retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast story. Cameron was born in the Central Valley of California.

Then at pageBelle belld to meet the Beast. A Retelling of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. It was on just such a day as this that I was born.

You might be wondering why I used like instead of love. Page 1 of 1 Blele over Page 1 of 1. I found myself falling for her words and enjoying the way she wields them in her story.

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When I cameroh out about this retelling, I was so eager to get my hands on it! That gives the term bestiality a whole new meaning, doesn’t it?

The details were to a certain point perfect. She takes a long time to set up her main charachter and the majority of the book is more about Belle and her family than anything else. I’m sorry but that is just one of my peeves. As for the story I enjoyed the good writing, the descriptions, I even liked all the characters.


It would be hard for anyone who’s ready “Beauty” by Robin McKinley to not compare the two books. You don’t see a lot of the beast at all until near the end. At noon, on a day in September that could have been either spring or autumn, judging by the blueness of the sky. The book spends barely any time in the Beast’s castle, which was always my favorite part of this story.

The ending was really pretty lame–the tale of why the I’m having a little fairy tale phase here. Shortly after the constable arrived, and with his permission, Papa offered the unsuccessful thief, who had the extremely un-thief-like name of Dominic Boudreaux, a choice: Belle and the Beast, during a mere 40 pages not a lot because this is a very small bookhave a couple of conversations.

No hint, no plot build up- kind of like the way Cinderella and Prince Charming end up together in the Disney movie. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Of course, I want background. Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Secretly, Belle longs to find the fabled Heartwood Tree. I honestly couldn’t tell if the beast liked beauty or not.

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In fact I don’t see where the beast will come from until half the book is through. Princess of the Midnight Ball. Character development plays a huge role in books as it gives a story life. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Just not an extraordinary face.

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Ratings and Reviews 1 13 star ratings 1 reviews. Mass Market Paperback eBook. Dokey stays fairly close to the original plot of the fairy tale, while adding back-story and fleshing out the characters to make the story her own. At least there, I’d meet the hero in the first ten pages.


However, early on, Dokey sets this up as a tale about Belle being Not As Pretty as her sisters dlkey her Issues With That god, why the hell are heroines clearly described as beautiful always considered “plain”?

You are commenting using your WordPress. Aftran’s YA Book Reviews. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! One, she’s described as “plain”, but evidence is to the contrary because the actual description of her is of a pretty girl.


For one whose very name means “beauty,” not living up to the expectations set by such a name is a heavy burden indeed. She lives in SeattleWashington with her three cats and her husband.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: And when this attempt also failed to produce a name, she tried a third time. Don’t have a Kindle?

Views Read Edit View history. I’ll definitely hang on to bellle book and not only for its beautiful cover–there were some beautiful sentences I highlighted as well. This is so funny though. I hope it’s going to be good. A Retelling of “Rapunzel” Once upon a Time. I enjoyed reading it despite all the ‘bad’.