This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Book Review: Mercedes Lackey’s Beauty and the Werewolf. Beauty and the Werewolf (Five Hundred Kingdoms, book 6) by Mercedes Lackey – book cover, description, publication history. Information on Beauty and the Werewolf by fantasy author Mercedes Lackey. Part of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series.
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The true story of the Haven Sisters. It’s kind of fun what a rollercoaster ride this book was. 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 werewolf story line and having enjoyed books by Mercedes Lackey in the past were the tipping points for my decision to revisit this type of novel. A first rate read!
Consider this your spoiler alert. It’s pretty impossible to miss. View all 5 comments. I like this because it mercedess a little more mystery to the villain’s identity than many of Lackey’s other books, where we can see into the mind of the villain and know who it is all along. I enjoyed the slow pace, the sudden spark of interest, and the general decision to proceed with the romance.
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And lavkey relationship she strikes up with Sebastian, while convivial, isn’t exactly romantic in naturethe give-and-take these two have strikes me more as the sort of relationship a brother and sister would have, rather than lovers.
After reading Beauty and the Werewolf I wondered no more.
In The Fairy Godmotherwe’re introduced to the concept of the Tradition, and learn a little more about it in One Good Knightwhereas in Fortune’s FoolThe Snow Queenand The Sleeping Beautywe have protagonists who know about the Tradition to megcedes point where they attempt to manipulate it to their own ends, each in their own situations.
The invisible servants are a nice touch as well, since they all have distinct personalities and add some background characters without overwhelming the story. Issue 26, May Picture a huge web of fairy tales that are all interconnected and your choices direct meredes towards either a happily ever after ending or a life of hardship. Sep 10, Kira rated it really liked it Shelves: I do like Bella.
I didn’t merrcedes that it was the 6th book in a series, but since they are pretty much stand-alone stories, it didn’t really matter. Lackey means “comfort reading” for me, so I mercsdes losing myself in the pages of this admittedly unchallenging fantasy.
And I’ll admit that if you want to read a really first-rate retelling of the Beauty and the Beast anc, you may as well start with Robin McKinley’s Beautywhich has always been a particular favourite of mine.
Jul 20, Gerrie rated it liked it Shelves: By page 60, we have his goals and motivation. Music is very important to medieval peoples; bards are the chief newsbringers.
Still, apart from t I thought this was one of the better installments in the ” Kingdoms” series. Bella knows all too well that breaking spells is never easy.
In this series View all. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. When Granny came up and the red riding cloak, I kept waiting for that story to fit, and while there were hints at it in never really did. 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.
Sometimes she will have sparkling novels full of life and humor and a certain something The Fairy GodmotherThe 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.
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Ajd January 6, by Kathy Davie in Book ReviewsYoung Adult readers I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. Villains are always predictable. I hate Bella because she is annoying. Hecknow I’m in the mood to re-read it myself In the book Bella is described as a blonde.
This was a fun quick read. On the cover she’s a brunette. It is one thing to revisit a book you are familiar with but it is another to pick up a new book and know werewollf ending before you are a quarter through the reading. Although I truly enjoy Mercedes Lackey’s writing, I’d been avoiding this series. Bella is a strong, female character.
Sep 15, mwrcedes. The story takes place over a month or so, and surely her stepmother, stepsisters, servants, and other acquaintances would have been wondering.
The ending is somewhat bittersweet, and fitting. It is on the way back from one of these visits that she is bitten by the werewolf, who by day is Duke Sebastian. Sign In Don’t have an account?
Mercedes Lackey: Beauty and the Werewolf
I read complaints on Goodreads even before I started reading the book, and many of them centered on how obvious the villain was. And then there’s the issue that Lackey apparently I don’t know why I’m so disappointed thf this book. Lackey has created a lovely twist for this series with her interpretation of Tradition.
Bella is trekking through the woods coming home from granny’s house when she gets attacked by the big bad wolf.