If you have tried emailing and or contacting me within the past 6-8 months, please note that I have been battling Lyme Disease, epilepsy diagnose, chronic fatigue and a whole boatload of issues you can follow at my lyme blog.
It does not help that my computer has been unresponsive and is in a coma right now. I am using the family computer to do things. As a result, I lost a lot of my passwords before I could transfer them to a flashdrive.
I am still trying to recover and trying to remember many passwords. So in the meantime please be patient.
I can’t tell you how anxiety inducing this is.
I grew up loving Beauty and the Beast. I have read many different versions of the tale. I have read modern adaptations and I have read different cultural adaptations. I will be talking about the book in length, so there will be spoilers.
Having Read Fairest of All, and having enjoyed it a lot, I had high hopes for The Beast Within. I was disappointed. At times it felt like I was reading bad fanfiction(and I like fanfiction, there is a lot of good fanfiction out there). Page 22 is a good example of what I am talking about.
There was a character by the name of Tulip Morningstar, that made my eyes roll. Tulip Morningstar? That was the best name the author could come up with? She was supposed to be the name for one of the love interests that the Beast meets before he meets Belle. Really? It sounded so stupid, I couldn’t take it seriously.
Circe being the witch/enchantress, a pig farmer’s daughter, and having three sisters (making me think of Macbeth) was another Wtf moment.