(The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino

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The Beast Within Villains #2

review The Beast Within Villains #2 × eBook or Kindle ePUB summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB º Serena Valentino A cursed prince sits alone in a secluded castle Few have seen him but those who claim they have say his hair is wild and nails are sharp like a beast's But how did this prince once jovial and beloved by the people come to be a reclusive. So Disney is now writing their own fan fiction This wouldn t bother me if only the fan fiction in uestion were consistent with the films that they themselves release The Beast Within is an entry in a series by Serena Valentino examining how the iconic Disney villains turned bad Given this information the book already has a strike against it the villain of Disney s Beauty and the Beast isn t the Beast it s Gaston But the Beast is the interesting of the two characters being the only Disney Prince who s an antihero At least the only animated one Allowing for characters from their live action franchises he s joined by Edmund Pevensie Loki Odinson and Kylo Ren And I totally bring them up because they re relevant definitely not because I m infatuated with any of those characters What do you take me for a fangirl clears throatAnywaywhat was I saying Oh yes the Beast is an antihero of sorts he starts out a rotten pretty person loses his looks and status becomes a decent chap when a girl is kind to him in spite of his ugliness and temper and finally transforms into a hero when said girl and his loyal servants are threatened with violence and death He s one of the most dynamic characters in the Disney animated canon Whereas a book about Gaston would have consisted solely of hunting and killing things So even though the BeastPrince technically does not belong in the lineup with Maleficent and Ursula I was than willing to read his story anyway And Valentino has some promising ideas There s a lot of evocative imagery in this little book I especially liked those creepy statues that move through the gardens when the Prince s back is turned This is a nod to the original tale by Gabrielle de Villeneuve and I salute Valentino for putting it in She did her homework But I don t think she was given much time or freedom for this project The pieces never seem to coalesce and the mood is all over the place ranging from deliciously spooky and mature to kiddie table slapstick Don t take this as a slight to slapstick comedy I love the stuff when it s done well But it s never been a strong point of Disney s and it really does not mesh with the story or vibe that this book was going for The metamorphosis of the Prince happens in an instant in most versions of this story including the original Disney s 1991 version and then the 2017 live action remake of the 91 animated film In this book it takes a few months and the Prince starts to lose his mind along with his handsome body He starts avoiding mirrors but his official state portraits still show his evolution into a hideous beast perhaps this plot point is a nod to The Picture of Dorian Grey This is effective characterization It made me pity him even as I rooted for him to learn his lesson the narcissistic swineUnfortunately the application of the curse is pretty silly The Enchantress in this version is the Prince s old girlfriend Circe whom he publically abandons when he finds out she s a farmer s daughter Um Disney Farmer s daughters didn t have a whole lot of free time for hanging out with royalty This is kind of far fetched Circe has three older sisters Lucinda Martha and Ruby who then show up at the castle and lay the famous curse upon the Prince cackling that he ll never break it in time These three are exactly what I meant earlier about the uneven tone They can be menacing occasionally but mostly they re a trio of silly cartoon characters They suawk rhyming incantations while clobbering each other with household objects and falling out of their chairs Like a production of Macbeth where the role of the Three Witches is played by the Three Stooges They don t belong in the same story with a cruel beautiful young man who thinks his garden statuary is trying to kill himA few other problems in brief1 Gaston is here portrayed as the son of the Prince father s steward or butler or something and the Prince s best friend from early childhood He actually tries to help the Prince on several occasions While I think this is a nod to Darcy and Wickham in Pride Prejudice and therefore enjoyed it and there s a great scene when the Beast finally transforms and tries to kill his friend it s not in character for Gaston AT ALL The thing about narcissists is that they repulse each other They can only be friends with docile enabling persons2 Once Belle shows up the whole story feels like it s on fast forward with occasional inane commentary from those three goofy witches The writing in these scenes is patchy at best especially compared to those fun creepy passages in the earlier half of the book This makes me think that Valentino just ran out of time There is zero development of Belle s character or her relationship to the Beast3 The book insists that the story takes place not in France but in an imaginary kingdom that has contact with France The narrator even refers to Lumiere as the flirty fellow with the French accent even though we know that in universe they all have French accents They can sing they can danceAfter all miss this is France state the lyrics in Be Our Guest Circe and her sisters make references to a mad ueen who flung herself off a cliff to her death many years ago implying that this is the same kingdom where Snow White and the Seven Dwarves took place The shared universe idea is cute but there s nothing in the movies themselves to suggest that it s the same country 4 Finally can we get this poor man a name He is referred to in this book solely as the Prince or the Beast even in the passages narrated from his perspective I can understand if he forgot his name after years of enchantment but then he and Belle should have figured it out at the end On the interwebs this character is sometimes referred to as Adam Adam is not a particularly 18th century French aristocrat type name but it is a very nice name that might be a literary reference in this context Frankenstein s Creature was also occasionally called Adam So I ll continue to call him Adam but ANY NAME AT ALL IN CANON WOULD BE NICEAt any rate this isn t horrible for a media tie in but it doesn t uite reach its potential either A short and harmless read perfectly appropriate for ages ten and up The flaws in the book appear to come from Disney rather than the author I would happily read of Serena Valentino s work

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review The Beast Within Villains #2 × eBook or Kindle ePUB summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB º Serena Valentino Ale of Beauty's Prince Book 2Poor Unfortunate Soul A Tale of the Sea Witch Book 3Mistress of All Evil A Tale of the Dark Fairy Book 4Mother Knows Best A Tale of the Old Witch Book 5The Odd Sisters A Villains Novel Book 6Evil Thing Book. It s pretty common knowledge for people that know me that I m a rather big fan of Beauty and the Beast I love the film the songs are wonderful and it just doesn t get old Plus that AMAZING library scene I could just put on replay When I spotted this book in the bookstore I was unaware that this is in fact the second book in the series Well I went ahead and read it anywayThis book was uniue and there was a different perspective shown on the Beast I thought the story was interesting and definitely had that fairytale feel to it I think the new characters that were added to this especially the witches were very much needed It added individuality to the book and kept me intrigued The issue that I had with the book was the ending I felt like I was reading the original I think I could have enjoyed this if the ending was different and didn t seem as rushed Trivial Complaints rather big fan of Beauty and the Beast I love the film the songs are wonderful and it just doesn t get old Plus that AMAZING library scene I could just put on My Philadelphia Father replay When I spotted this book in the bookstore I was unaware that this is in fact the second book in the series Well I went ahead and Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier read it anywayThis book was uniue and there was a different perspective shown on the Beast I thought the story was interesting and definitely had that fairytale feel to it I think the new characters that were added to this especially the witches were very much needed It added individuality to the book and kept me intrigued The issue that I had with the book was the ending I felt like I was De Munich à la Libération. 1938-1944 reading the original I think I could have enjoyed this if the ending was different and didn t seem as Essays Biographical Critical and Historical IIlustrative of the Rambler Adventurer Idler and of the Various Periodical Papers Volume 1 rushed

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review The Beast Within Villains #2 × eBook or Kindle ePUB summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB º Serena Valentino And bitter monster And is it possible that he can ever find true love and break the curse that has been placed upon him Enjoy Serena Valentino's entire Villain's seriesFairest of All A Tale of the Wicked ueen Book 1The Beast Within A T. This is the second instalment in the Villains series which rework the original tales from the initial villain s perspectiveOf the series this is the title I was both the most eager and hesitant to get to Eager as the Beauty and the Beast films are so beloved to me Hesitant as I had never viewed the Beast as the story line s villain and had instead reserved that spot for Gaston I feared Valentino would approach the Beast from a less sensitive viewpoint than he deservedMy fears were uickly assuaged and this allowed the Beast s uirks personality and characteristics to remains much like the original An understanding and prior knowledge of how his present predicament had befallen him was provided and it was in perfect keeping with everything already known about himThere were also exciting additional characters that added some much needed individuality It made for an entertaining reading experience seeing former character from this series reintroduced and particulars of future titles already hinted atThe only downfall was the plot s finale This adhered almost too much to the original and felt a bit like it rushed through its predecessor s plot points to finish the book For me I would have greatly preferred a protracted ending that saw this book close as the original opened


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  1. says: (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino Serena Valentino º 3 summary summary The Beast Within Villains #2

    (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino This one was rough guys awkward pauseThere's not a lot here and what is wasn't great Please know this hurts my heart to write this I have all the books in this series and love how they look on my shelves butI have read the first book in the series Fairest of All and gave it 3 stars It was good not spectacular but interesti

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    summary The Beast Within Villains #2 (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB º Serena Valentino I decided to spend my entire rainy Sunday reading nothing but Beauty and the Beast After finishing Lost in a Book I was still hungry for This review may contain some spoilers so read at your own risk The Beast Within begins with the Prince who’s sickened with the fact that he's been transformed into a beast He's tormented by the three evil sister witches who have cast a spell on him At this point Beast unders

  3. says: (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino Serena Valentino º 3 summary summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB º Serena Valentino

    (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino So Disney is now writing their own fan fiction This wouldn’t bother me if only the fan fiction in uestion were consistent

  4. says: Serena Valentino º 3 summary summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB º Serena Valentino (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino

    (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino This is the second instalment in the Villains series which rework the original tales from the initial villain's perspectiveOf the series this is the title I was both the most eager and hesitant to get to Eager as the Beauty and the Beast films are so beloved to me Hesitant as I had never viewed the Beast as the story line's villain and had instead reserved that spot for Gaston I feared Valentino would approach the Beast from a less sensi

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    (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino summary The Beast Within Villains #2 What an utter disappointmentRight off the bat they are changing the story that we know from the movie replacing the enchantress with three obnoxious villainous witches that freuent the castle to torture the Beast Who thought that was a good idea?This is a huge letdown the Beast should start off unlikable and then change and grow through the love of Belle instead they've made him immediately sympatheticYou are ruining the origina

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    Serena Valentino º 3 summary (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino I was so disappointed with this I had read Valentino's previous Disney villain novel Fairest of All and enjoyed it immensely I'd also read previous works of Valentino's and enjoyed those as well So when I saw this new story

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    Serena Valentino º 3 summary (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino Despite the fact that this tale diverges from the original Disney movie I loved it This is from Beast's point of

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    (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino It's pretty common knowledge for people that know me that I'm a rather big fan of Beauty and the Beast I love the film the songs are

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    Serena Valentino º 3 summary summary ¹ eBook or Kindle ePUB º Serena Valentino summary The Beast Within Villains #2 The beast within tells the story of how Prince Adam becomes cursed how the curse takes place and what he is like before he meets Belle It continues on to the bit where Belle and Beast fall in love beast transfor

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    summary The Beast Within Villains #2 (The Beast Within Villains #2) [PDF/EBOOK] · Serena Valentino Serena Valentino º 3 summary I think this may be where I jump off of this series I don't think it works for meHere's my unsolicited advice to the author If you are enad of these three bird like witches then by all means write their story Write a whole bunch of them Original stories Write their history and all the terrible things they've done Enjoy doing that as it appears you thoroughly enjoy writing about them but don't shoehorn them in

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  • Hardcover
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  • The Beast Within Villains #2
  • Serena Valentino
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  • 12 June 2018
  • 9781423159124