Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Beauty and the Werewolf
Robin McKinley wrote two stories of Beauty and the Beast: Beauty and Rose Daughter. I read both. I think I once read another Beauty and the Beast book told from the point of the Beast. Other than that, I hadn't read any other Beauty and the Beast stories, or watched any Beauty and the Beast movies. Then I read Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey. It just seemed so much more satisfying than the Robin McKinley books. The reason Robin McKinley is falling out of favor with me is because her stories are too fairy tale-ish. Beauty and the Werewolf just felt more real to me.