{Beauty and the Beast: Jenni James}Beauty and the Beast by Jenni James
Series: Faerie Tale Collection
Published by StoneHouse Ink on May 20, 2013
Genres: Fairy Tales, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 260
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon Purchase
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{Synopsis} –A prince by day and a wolf by night—

Prince Alexander has been turned into a werewolf and has one year to find someone to love the beast and break the spell, or he will be a wolf forever. He has nearly given up achieving the impossible, knowing no girl would ever fall in love with such a monster.

Just when he is about to abdicate the throne to his cousin, he meets Cecelia Hammerstein-Smythe, while a wolf, and begins to hope for the first time in months. Can he balance both worlds as a human and beast, gaining the love and trust of a girl who has every reason to despise him?

Cecelia detests the prince. She only knows Alexander as the arrogant monarch—the tyrant who has made her life miserable—though perhaps he's changed right before her eyes. He's not as full of himself as he once was. The prince is gentle now… but then again, so is the beast.

{My Thoughts} – This book is absolutely one of the nicer fairytale rellings I have read in quite awhile. It is of a princess named Cecelia and a beast named Alexander/ Apollo. It portrays a unique twist on just what the beast is and how hard it is to fight your feelings for someone when you believe them to be wrong. However, your heart is telling you they are right. This was a really fast read and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I am certainly going to read more of this series.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.