Beauty a retelling of the story beauty and the beast

Beauty and the Beast Retelling.... ACOMAF?

In the first book they told us that ACOTAR was a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story but we don’t know what retelling is ACPMAF….

I’ve been thinking that perhaps both books create the complete retelling, here I live you what I would think the characters are:

Feyre - Belle
Rhys - Beast
Tamlin - Gaston
The inner cycle - members of the castle (lumier, potts, etc)
Lucien - LeFou


If you give it a chance you can see Rhys we thought he was the bad guy at the beginning as we do with the beast in Beauty and the Beast story and Tamlin in ACOMAF acts exactly like Gaston; The inner circle supports Rhys as all the dishes and stuff do with the beast as LeFou and Lucien to Gaston and Tamlin, and well Feyre is exactly like Belle. I know is an Hades an Persephone retelling but beauty and the beast fits perfectly. Theories by my best friend @aagalathynius and me @feyrearcheron-nightcourt.

Harvey / Mike ; Fairy tale AU + Beauty and the Beast

“As I have said, you have no reason to trust me, and an excellent reason not to.”  
 ― Robin McKinley, Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

5 fantastic Beauty and the Beast adaptations that go beyond Disney
The fairy tale of “Beauty and the Beast” lends itself gorgeously to adaptation: The set pieces are lavish and iconic (the enchanted castle! the rose!), the beats are familiar but always compelling, and the central love story can shade into redemptive joy or pitch darkness with minimal disruption either way. Robin McKinley sometimes says that all of her books are “Beauty and the Beast” stories on one level or another — most of them are about a person falling in love with someone who is in some way ugly or monstrous, and using love to bridge the gap between them. Beauty and Rose Daughter are the only two of her books to be explicit retellings of “Beauty and the Beast,” and they are two of her loveliest. Read more
Beauty and The Beast

This week’s prompt for the 52 Short Stories in 52 Weeks is:

A retelling of a fairytale.

This is a belated birthday present to my dear friend Amy( @thebreakingillusion), I hope you enjoy this story love! This kind of got away from me and it’s not even really like Beauty and The Beast at all, but it kind of is so… 

Ship: Derek/Lydia

Tags: canon divergent, mentions of canon typical violence

Rating: Mature (for the violence and kind of heavy themes)

Words: 9K

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wolves and girls are made of the same stuff. we are fiercer and stronger than we look, our teeth sharp and white and ready to bite. our nails long and threatening; digging into pink flesh or a pink dress, it’s all the same. our pack mentality, our unwillingness to give up, our deathly beauty, a fine line between queen and killer.

whether i run with diamonds around my neck or blood in my mouth, i’m nature’s creature, a predator with a grin. (x)

They say the forest on the north side of Beacon Hills is haunted, rumors of glowing red eyes and wolf men and unearthly howls on the full moon. They say there’s a beast that lives there, out in the burned out husk of a mansion. They say that a family used to live there, a family bursting with life and love and laughter. Some say that it’s the family’s ghosts that haunt the mansion, but others swear they’ve seen something, a bear, a wolf, a monster.

Lydia thinks it’s all a load of crap.

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Beauty and the Beast Review.

Okay, I should start by saying that I have been waiting for a live action remake of this movie back when Maleficent came out. Beauty and the Beast is my uncontested favorite and has been since I was young. So going in I was going to be picky and I had high expectations about what it needed to do.

And god did they deliver.

It’s hard to retell the same story in a new enough way that it isn’t boring. And that was one thing this movie did very well was rebelling the story but changing just enough to make it different. To keep you on your toes. New musical numbers, changes to some old musical numbers, new dialogue…you could quote from the original until you couldn’t and it was lovely.

I had reservation of Emma Watson as Belle but it was….surprisingly very good. She lent a slightly different attitude to Belle. She was still a dreamer but it was different…As the movie said, she was presented more as a girl ahead of her time and less a day dreamer (though there was that too). And she was more informed throughout the whole movie than the original so it allowed people to see more of her, more of what you saw in the original (which I know makes no sense but it’s hard to explain).

Dan Stevens as the Beast, though, was phenomenal. I think I actually liked him better than the original. He was charming, frightening, funny, and devastating at all the right times. His voice when singing was incredible and the new song “Evermore” was fantastic. My breath actually caught in the theater listening to it. I cannot rave enough about this mans portrayal of the beast. Had every other part of this movie been utter trash (which it wasn’t), even if I had hated everything else, his portrayal would’ve saved it. I don’t say this lightly, he was incredible.

The growth of their friendship, then their love, was so much more sensible in this movie as well. We see more of them connecting, talking…you get to see more of how Belle begins to see beyond the ferocity and loneliness and how Beast opens up to her.

Luke Evans was also wonderful as Gaston. His character was probably the most drastically changed besides Lefou (more on that later). Rather than a more 1 dimensional narcissist like in the first movie this one….it gave him depth. And that almost made him worse. Most of us have met facets of the original Gaston but, for the most part, he’s a little bit of a caricature of that sort of asshole. This Gaston? He’s what the caricature would be made of and it makes him so much worse and so much more terrible a villain.

Lefou, for all the hooplah about the gay thing, very much changed. He got depth too, a personality beyond the idiot sidekick. Don’t get me wrong, he was still the side kick, but he had a brain. His quips were funny but not in a way that made him look like an idiot. An the gay part was really not that big of a deal. I think most people genuinely would not’ve even noticed it, especially not kids.

Maurice was another welcome change. Far from the bumbling, space case in the original he was thoughtful, brave, and emotional. They kept his charm without sacrificing his seriousness. Much like Lefou, he had the same basic part but went under a change that sort of gave him more depth.

Another amazing thing about this movie was it actually explained shit that made no sense in the original movie. Why did the Enchantress pick him? Why did she punish his servants as well? How can entire kingdom forget that they had a ruler…and a castle…in just a few years? Finally answers! And for those of you who know the original story, La Belle et le Bete, you might appreciate the rose garden scene quite a bit. I know I found that slight change quite nice given the original source material.

I highly recommend this movie, especially if you were a fan of the original. I was a bit critical of it going in but Disney impressed me with this one.

MLM Books I’ve Read

These all explicitly have mlm romance involving the main characters in them. (It is NOT just heavily implied.) I believe these books have handled their LGBT characters well and respectfully. This list is meant for mlm.

  1. The Beauty’s Brother by Leon Hart (☆☆☆; sexual assault): This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It’s from the perspective of one of the beast’s servants, all of whom have been turned into animals with only a few of them being able to turn back into humans. The beauty and her brother are held captive in the castle. I wouldn’t say the book is very well written, but it’s a unique take on the story of Beauty and the Beast. The story leaves a lot to be desired, from the characters to the worldbuilding to the plot. It’s a pretty simple romance.
  2. Dragon Slayer by Isabella Carter (☆☆☆☆): I enjoyed this one quite a bit. It’s an arranged marriage story between a prince, whose father views him as weak and worthless, and a dragon slayer. The prince’s father allows the marriage because he wants his son to spy on his husband. I liked to character development in the story, and consent was greatly stressed in the romance. The plot was enjoyable too. However, the story leaves off on a cliffhanger and the series appears to be abandoned.
  3. The Errant Prince by Sarah L. Miller (☆☆☆): The story was about a soldier, who happens to be a trans man, and a runaway prince. The soldier located the prince and intended to bring him back to his family, which he does, but the prince agrees to come. Choice seemed to be a large theme in the story. The story is very short so it didn’t get very complex. It was a basic romance and I was hoping to enjoy it more than I did, seeing as it features a trans male character.
  4. The High King’s Golden Tongue by Megan Derr (☆☆☆☆): Another book involving arranged marriage. It is between a prince and the high king, as he’s called. The prince is initially humiliated and rejected by the high king, who is still grieving after the death of his first husband. The high king views the prince as weak and doesn’t want to take another husband. Basically everyone in this story is in some way LGBT. There is reference to male pregnancy but I read on the author’s blog that she intended for some characters to be trans, and those are the characters I’m assuming she was referring to. It is not explicitly stated in the book however. The romance is very mutual and the changes of heart that the characters had were nice to read. At times, the characters seem to be really trope-y. All in all, I enjoyed the story very much. The book is followed by The Pirate of Fathoms Deep, which I have not had the chance to read.
  5. Luck in the Shadows (☆☆☆☆☆); Stalking Darkness (☆☆☆☆☆); Traitor’s Moon (☆☆☆☆☆); Shadows Return (☆☆☆☆; slavery, torture, sexual assault); The White Road (☆☆☆☆); Casket of Souls (☆☆☆☆); Shards Of Time (☆☆☆☆☆) by Lynn Flewelling: This is my all-time favorite series. It’s about a pair of bisexual spies who are in a relationship. The relationship begins in the second book because the characters had a mentor and protégé relationship at the beginning. They are on equal footing by the time the relationship happens. The books are full of action, fantasy, and political intrigue, and all of the characters are very well-written. The stories are interconnected and involve the same characters, but do not follow the same plot line. I would recommend reading them all in order, though, because they’re consecutive and you miss vital information when you skip them.  I enjoyed all of the books, but books four through six were not as good as the first, second, third, and seventh. I highly recommend these books. I was so sad to reach the ending of the books; I just wanted to keep reading them forever.
  6. Magic’s Pawn (☆☆☆☆; major character death, suicide) by Mercedes Lackey: This story was just… so sad. I didn’t initially like the main character, but I couldn’t help but feel very sympathetic towards him. He grows a lot during the book because of the many adversities he faces. The main character is a noble who is sent away by his father to live with his aunt, who is a Herald-Mage (basically a wizard). He hopes to become a Bard while he lives with aunt and he develops a relationship with a one of his aunt’s trainees. The main character’s abilities are awakened in the story, but I won’t say more than that. The dialogue often didn’t feel realistic, but I enjoyed the story a lot other than that. It kind of put me in a funk because of how sad it was, but I’ve started the next book, Magic’s Promise, which takes place 12 years after the end of the first one. The final book is Magic’s Price.
  7. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (☆☆☆☆☆; major character death): Basically everyone who is into gay books knows about this one, but I’ll explain it anyway. It’s a retelling of the Iliad. In this book, the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus is explicitly romantic. I greatly enjoyed this book and thought it was very well-written. I read it quite awhile ago, so I can’t remember if I had any complaints with it. 

If you’d like more recommendations for mlm books, please be directed to the list I compiled that includes books I have not yet read!

Non-Spoilery Section: When I first heard about this book, I had just started reading the ‘Throne of Glass’ series in 2014. Though this book sparked my interest, I never did pick it up until last month during the Sarah J Maas signing I attended.  Even after I picked it up, I didn’t start reading it until last week. And let me tell you, I completely regret not reading this amazing book sooner. Sarah J Maas has done it again. She has created a fantasy series with a strong female lead, a beautiful and intricate world, and gorgeous male characters you can’t help falling in love with.

So this book is actually a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ retelling but in my opinion, ACOTAR is better off described as ‘based off’ Beauty and the Beast rather than ‘retold’ because while this book takes certain concepts from the story of Beauty and the Beast, it’s too unique and ‘it’s own’ to actually be considered a retelling.
This story is in first-person point of view and a huntress named Feyre is the narrator. One day, while hunting for food for her starving family, she comes across a wolf and shoots him. What she doesn’t know is that the wolf she killed was actually a faerie. In Feyre’s world, a treaty exists between humans and faeries and because of that treaty, Feyre is forced to leave her home and her family to live in the fae lands of Prythian for the rest of her life.

If you were to ask me which series I like better, Throne of Glass or this one, I’d say Throne of Glass. This series is great and everything, but to me the Throne of Glass world seems more colorful and enticing than this one.
I do however give this book a five out five stars and then some. If you tell me you’re in the mood for an epic fantasy read with magic, gorgeous faeries, a bitchy villain, and hot sex, I would thrust this book into your hands and whisper ‘Rhyasnd’ in your ear before disappearing into the shadows.

Spoilery Section:  One of the things I loved the most about this book was seeing the world through Feyre’s artist eyes. Sarah J Maas is able to describe things so beautifully. Personally, a beautiful and detailed description in a book does a lot for me.

So let’s talk about Feyre for a minute. She’s cold and prickly, stubborn and prideful, frustrating and kinda stupid at times. I understand her coldness, I do. Her world was literal hell, how else would she be able to cool herself down in a hellish world unless she built an ice wall around herself? But her stubbornness and her stupidity really got under my nerves at times. I mean c’mon Feyre! Wasn’t she at least a little bit suspicious when she saw her lame father in Prythian? Well, at least she knows that she should shut the hell up, even if she doesn’t. Also, why did she have to be so damn stubborn when Tamlin offered to teach her to read? C’MON FEYRE LEARNING TO READ WILL BE A VALUABLE THING. IF RHYSAND HADN’T HELPED YOU DURING THE SECOND TRIAL YOU’D BE SPLATTERED AGAINST AMARANTHA’S WALL. STUPID FEYRE. I also damn near through this book at wall in frustration when Feyre didn’t say ‘I love you’ to Tamlin sooner. But then again, no drama, no story.

So concerning Tamlin…. What can I say? He’s a sexy flower puppy who rules over flower land. He’s clueless about flirting and is overall just this cute, loving, sexy fae High Lord who Feyre and Amarantha want to bang. During the story, it’s evident that there is something wrong with Tamlin’s magic, he tells Feyre that the magic is malfunctioning or something but the truth is, he’s been cursed by Amarantha. All the High Lords have been stripped of most of their powers and put under her control. I mean, Amarantha sucks but Tamlin really shouldn’t have said what he did about Amarantha’s sister. That was below the belt, mate. Who else pictures him with like, Wolverine claws though?
Out of all the characters in ACOTAR, Lucien is probably my favorite. Lucien is like the Kenji Kishimoto, Leo Valdez, Uriah Pedrad, Finnick Odair, etc. of this story. In short, he is the unappreciated sidekick character everybody loves. He exists to provide comic relief, great advice, and hella comebacks. The conversations between Lucien and Feyre fill me with joy. I just wish Feyre was as good as Celeana when it comes to comebacks, it would do wonders for this book.

I tend to do that quite a lot actually. I tend to wonder what it would be like if Celaena was in Feyre’s place. I’d like to think Celaena would’ve been able to sneak Under the Mountain without getting caught. She also would’ve murdered Amarantha without waiting for riddles or tasks. And speaking of which, CELEANA WOULD’VE SOLVED THAT GODAMN RIDDLE IN 0.5 SECONDS FLAT. I skipped a little bit forward so I knew that the answer to the riddle was love, but dammit Feyre, the riddle isn’t that hard.
Another thing I tend to do while reading this book is forget that the faeries of the Spring Court wear masks. But that’s not important.
Okay so can we talk about how spring comes through the power of hot sex? And also can we talk about how stupid it was for Tamlin and Lucien to not tall Feyre about what exactly happens during Fire Night? I mean, A NATRUALLY STUBBORN HUMAN IS LIVING WITH YOU AND YOU DON’T TELL HER ABOUT FIRE NIGHT?  YOUDON’T TELL HER THAT IF SHE STEPPED FOOT OUTDOORS SHE COULD POSSIBLY GET RAPED? DAMMIT LUCIEN. DAMMIT TAMLIN.

So yeah, stubborn Feyre goes out during Fire Night or as I like to call it, ‘Weird faerie orgy ritual thing’ and she nearly gets raped until our prince Charming swoops in to save the day. Before reading ACOTAR, I already knew about the much-loved character of Rhysand. And of course Rhys is the beautiful bad boy who doesn’t wanna accept his feelings and issues. Why is it that these asshole, trashbag characters are the ones to always capture our hearts? WHY? So Rhys is the High Lord of the Night Court, and I love him. To be honest, I didn’t understand why people liked him. He was an asshole! I was so pissed at him for drugging Feyre and making her give him lap dances and whatnot. Even if he thought he was helping, he still pissed me off.

But then I found myself wondering about Rhys, after all, he’s an interesting character. And then when that scene came when Amarantha was murdering Feyre and Rhys just cried out for her as if he cared, my heart cracked. And Rhysand, that son of a bitch, waltzed into that crack in my heart and dominated my life. Now I am obsessed with him. And it’s all his fault.

Sarah J Maas is driving me mad with Rhys’ mystery. WHY DID HE LOOK SO SHOCKED WHEN HE BEHELD NEWLY-FAE FEYRE’S FACE? The first thing that came into my head is, ‘they’re mates, aren’t they?’ but then again ,Sarah could just be playing games with us. Maybe she wants us to think Rhys and Feyre are mates to confuse us. Maybe Nesta is Rhys’ mate. Maybe that’s what Rhys saw in Feyre’s face. Nesta. They have the same eyes right? Nesta and Feyre? I know it’s a little unlikely but I’m desperate for answers.
Speaking of Nesta though, there is definitely something up with her. She has the power to resist the glamour of a High Lord…. I wouldn’t be surprised if she turns out be something special.

I hope Feyre, Elaine, and Nesta all get fae husbands. That would be so cool. I REALLY SHIP LUCIEN AND ELAIN OKAY. IDK WHY I JUST DO. PLEASE TELL ME I’M NOT ALONE.
Speaking of ships, you may be wondering, who do I ship Feyre with? Well the answer to that is, I DON”T KNOW. On one hand, the fact that Feyre went Under the Mountain for Tam and endured all that torture for him should be a deal sealer. They’re in love and that’s that. But on the other hand, it’s obvious that there is definitely some kind of bond or connection between Feyre and Rhys. If they’re mates thenthat should be a deal sealer too. SO I JUST DON’T KNOW OKAY.

Okay lastly, I need to discuss my expectations, and wants for the next book, A Court of Mist and Fury. IT’S OUT NEXT MONTH GUYS.
1. I need to see Rhys teach Feyre to read. He said that he would.
2. I need to see Nesta walk into Prythian and just be a total QUEEN. She’d slay everyone, I know she would.
3. I need Elain to secretly be good at kicking ass.
4. I wanna a sexy scene with Rhys. Sarah promised 400% more sexy in ACOMAF, and I demand to have one with Rhys
5. There is also something fishy going on with Feyre’s mom. Probably
6. I NEED TO KNOW WHY RHYS WAS SO SHOCKED WHEN HE LOOKED AT FEYRE, DAMN IT
7.  I wanna explore the rest of the fae lands
8. MORE RHYSANDDDDDD
9. RHYSSSSSS
10. RHYSAND.

Yeah so that’s it for this review: I think? If you think I missed something, tell me.
PS: Who else noticed that after Rhys and Feyre kissed, she started calling him ‘Rhys’ instead of ‘Rhysand’? Because I did.

“Only my prisoners and my enemies call me that – Rhysand, page 234

I’m probably overthinking but yeah. She did call him Rhysand again anyway after awhile…. BUT STILL.
PPS: I really need ACOMAF before the overthinking and the wondering drives me mad.

spicedtruffle asked: Do you know of books that are Beauty and the Beast themed? Like A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas and Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, but less like The Beast Within by Serena Valentino.

I haven’t read the last one you mention, so if I do end up giving you a book like that let me know! I loveee Beauty and the Beast, though…more so the Disney movie, but it’s the reason why I love when people retell the story! I haven’t read as many as I thought I would have, though, and two of those are ones you already mentioned. I did some research and here are some that I have read or heard of and want to read myself!

On a side note, I just saw the musical version of it that came through my time, and it was amazing! Love it so much! OHHH I just realized what The Beast Within was! I saw a copy of that when I went to Disney world! Haven’t read it, though!

1. Beauty by Robin McKinley

2. Beastly by Alex Flinn

3. East by Edith Pattou

4. The Cold King by Amber Jaeger

5. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

6. Entreat Me by Grace Draven

Thanks for the question! Happy reading!

Lauren