✓ Book Download Beauty and the WerewolfBy Mercedes Lackey – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Beauty and the Werewolf The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales But Bella Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant vows to escape the usual pitfalls.Anxious to avoid the traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with Granny, the local wisewoman But on the way home she s attacked by a wolf who turns out to be a cursed nobleman Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh when he isn t howling at the moon.Bella knows all too well that breaking spells is never easy But a determined beauty, a wizard after all, he s only an occasional werewolf and a little Godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending. Read Beauty and the Werewolf – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. I don t know why I m so disappointed in this book It s probably my fault for having my expectations unreasonably high It s not like Lackey s written any high quality books in years.I have so many fundamental problems with this book, it s hard to keep count Let s start with the fact it s been marketed as a fairy tale for adults, but it s really a book for young teen girls I had expected a narrative a bit less blindly following and simplistic And then there s the issue that Lackey apparently I don t know why I m so disappointed in this book It s probably my fault for having my expectations unreasonably high It s not like Lackey s written any high quality books in years.I have so many fundamental problems with this book, it s hard to keep count Let s start with the fact it s been marketed as a fairy tale for adults, but it s really a book for young teen girls I had expected a narrative a bit less blindly following and simplistic And then there s the issue that Lackey apparently used up all her good werewolf beauty and the beast ideas in her 1995 novel, The Fire Rose, and she failed to pull off inventing the same story twice Robin McKinley Lackey isn t And then there s the fact the heroine is a spoiled manipulative child with flagrant Mary Sue tendencies Everybody loves her, even the servants, except for the people who hate her because a she outsmarted them, or b she refuse...

  2. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I have started this review multiple times and I am still having trouble describing the sharp disappointment I feel after completing Beauty and the Werewolf For years I ve listened to friends gush over the magic of Lackey s pen but having finally sampled her work myself, I find the hype grossly over exaggerates reality If you don t know who the antagonist is by the end of chapter one well I don t want to make assumptions about the readers but it is blatantly obvious just the same Honestly, th I have started this review multiple times and I am still having trouble describing the sharp disappointment I feel after completing Beauty and the Werewolf For years I ve listened to friends gush over the magic of Lackey s pen but havin...

  3. You know something has gone horribly wrong with your novel when the dear reader finds herself rooting for the villain, of all people Yet that is exactly what happened with Lackey s Beauty and the Werewolf a promising but ultimately lackluster chapter in the 500 Kingdoms series.Now, I know that Lackey has a tendency to be very hit and miss Sometimes she will have sparkling novels full of life and humor and a certain something The Fairy Godmother, The Black Swan while others muddle along in t You know something has gone horribly wrong with your novel when the dear reader finds herself rooting for the villain, of all people Yet that is exactly what happened with Lackey s Beauty and the Werewolf a promising but ultimately lackluster chapter in the 500 Kingdoms series.Now, I know that Lackey has a tendency to be very hit and miss Sometimes she will have sparkling novels full of life and humor and a certain something The Fairy Godmother, The Black Swan while others muddle along in the mi...

  4. This might not be the best of the 500 Kingdoms series, but still I found it enjoyable enough to finish in two days You can tell how well I like a book by how quickly I finish it Even short, easily read books take me a long time to finish if I don t like them much Is Bella too perfect Of COURSE she is That s how 99% of fairy tale heroines are With the exception of the heroine of The Frog Prince in that one she was an insufferable brat who tried to kill the cursed prince Is the villain pr This might not be the best of the 500 Kingdoms series, but still I found it enjoyable enough to finish in two days You can tell how well I like a book by how quickly I finish it Even short, easily read books take me a long time to finish if I don t like them much Is Bella too perfect Of COURSE she is That s how 99% of fairy tale heroines are With the exception of the heroine of The Frog Prince in that one she was an insufferable brat who tried to kill the cursed prince Is the villain predictable Yes Again, that s a fairy tale tradition Villains are always predictable The only thing that bothers me about this book the cover art In the book Bella is described as a blonde On the cover she s a brunette Did the artist even READ the ...

  5. This is one of Lackey s later projects, in which a number of stories are set in a series of magical kingdoms where a strong mythic tradition tries to twist its dwellers into fairytale lives.This story contains mish mash elements of little red riding hood, beauty and the beast, Cinderella and I think a coupleThough that sounds unappealing it actually work...

  6. I found this when I was searching my library for down loadable books that were available without having to go on a waiting list This one popped up, and it looked decent, so I snagged it without really getting my hopes up.Color me shocked It was good I didn t realize that it was the 6th book in a series, but since they are pretty much stand alone stories, it didn t really matter I guess I probably missed some references to pa...

  7. Definitely better than some of the other Mercedes Lackey books I ve recently read in different series As with the other Five Hundred Kingdoms books, it incorporates elements from a number of fairy tales with little twists to tie them together The Tradition a force that manipulates people into following a typical fairy tale path is present throughout, and the main character must find ways to circumvent it Characters from previous books show up so if you haven t read The Fairy Godmother th Definitely better than some of the other Mercedes Lackey books I ve recently read in different series As with the other Five Hundred Kingdoms books, it incorporates elements from a number of fairy tales with little twists to tie them togeth...

  8. Beauty and the Werewolf was the first book that I d picked up from her set in the Five Hundred Kingdoms world I adored it Without giving too much away, the Five Hundred Kingdoms is a world where basically all fairy tales can happen and the Tradition or Trad as it s referred to in the books , is a force of magic that wants people to fulfill certain fairy tales Some fairy tales have a happy ending, others do not In this particular story, they re able to achieve a happy ending.The main charact Beauty and the Werewolf was the first book that I d picked up from her set in the Five Hundred Kingdoms world I adored it Without giving too much away, the Five Hundred Kingdoms is a world where basically all fairy tales can happen and the Tradition or Trad as it s referred to in the books , is a force of magic that wants people to fulfill certain fairy tales Some fairy tales have a happy ending, others do not In this particular story, they re able to achieve a happy ending.The main character, Bella, is extremely relatable and self ...

  9. Abandoned this at the half way point This reads like it s written for children, not adults Poorly developed characters and a plot that could ve been half as long It s just not for me.

  10. what is it about Red and the Wolf Locked as I have been into the Valdemar universe, Mercedes Lackey s Five Hundred Kingdom s series is farenjoyable than I originally anticipated I guess as writers develop and explore new avenues their fans must join them or leave I chose to stay.It seems that every time I turn around there s a new movie, book or television show that s centered on Grimm s story of Little Red Riding Hood where surprise the wolf is no mere wolf but a Were Yes and the co what is it about Red and the Wolf Locked as I have been into the Valdemar universe, Mercedes Lackey s Five Hundred Kingdom s series is farenjoyable than I originally anticipated I guess as writers develop and explore new avenues their fans must join them or leave I chose to stay.It seems that every time I turn around there s a new movie, book or television show that s centered on Grimm s story of Little Red Riding Hood where surprise the wolf is no mere wolf but a Were Yes and the cover seemed to set that up So, I wondered After reading Beauty and the Werewolf I wondered noLackey s insightful development of the Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella Bella and Beauty of the Beast variety , archetype or rather archetypes, is an excellent read The characters are strong and believable yet the story retains its fairytale fantasy essence.Isabella Beauchamp is cast in the role of Beauty Little Red Riding Hood She is also the eldest daughter of a wealthy merchant, with a stepmother and two stepsis...