The book was good but readers want to see the beast meet Belle and it's literally halfway through the book before he even THINKS of going to France. That is an awfully long read to get to the parts we're all waiting for. And then, as others have complained...
...the book just ends after he's cured. Abruptly. We get pages and pages and PAGES of him in Persia, him wandering to India, him evading the hunt and him preparing for Belle's arrival...and then when she arrives, it's in the last quarter of the book. It's a whirlwind with an abrupt end. No denouement to give us a satisfying ending. A long drawn out build up and then an unsatisfying cut-off.
Additionally, one chunk of the book had a number of typos that took me out of the story. I'd read 'Shell' when I know they meant 'she'll'. The worst was '111' which I think was supposed to be 'I'll'. Who beta-read this book?
This was an expensive kindle book and I felt that it was over-priced, given these issues...the typoes, the loooong build up an then the cut off. We don't get him telling his story or returning to his people. We get him mating with a lion but not making love to Belle.
Well-written but ends way too soon. Hopefully the author will write a continuation that will satisfy previous readers. And for less money this time.
- Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (15 September 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0689870051
- ISBN-13: 978-0689870057
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 40.8 g
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