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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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I do, however, like the way the wolf’s silhouette has him howling at the moon in front of a beautiful, seeming-abandoned castle rising out of the fog. It was enjoyable to read. I think this series is really good and it is explicitly feminist and Lackey is doing some interesting things with it and it’s not nearly as self-indulgent as some of her other series and I think the Luna folks are editing her pretty vigorously and it shows.

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And yet it takes until page for the heroine to clue in to the villain’s villainousness and her heartrending proclamation, ‘It was you! Would you like us to take another look at this review? Also available to view on my blog – Jera’s Jamboree http: This is a great series to give, or to read, or both! One of the reasons I write song lyrics is because I see songs as a kind of ‘story pill’ — they reduce a story to the barest essentials beuaty encapsulate a particular crucial moment in wdrewolf.

It’s a good thing Bella isn’t real. There is more than enough here to grasp that this is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, nothing prevented the author from changing the main character’s name. It’s not my favourite of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series, but I took to Bella right away, and I liked her “take charge” attitude. Quotes from Beauty and the We Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey.

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But Bella—Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant—vows to escape the usual pitfalls. Once Upon A Kiss. And that means I tend to pick her books up when I am in the mood for exactly that.

Brandileigh Blkosiners Book Blog April 19, at 9: Granny — every fairy tale has to have a wise woman — one who is a healer and holder of wisdom. I’ve always been interested in retellings of the “Beauty and the Beast” storyhave read several of them over the yearsso I was happy to give this one a try. Much Fall of Blood. Where have I heard this before?

Unfortunately, for me, the latest installment in her series was quite disappointing. Anxious to avoid the Traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with “Granny,” the local wisewoman. Duke Sebastian is rather self-effacing and just wants to please but as the story unfolds, we see his character blossom into the man he really is!

This story does not have the evil stepmother and stepsisters that many tales have, letting us know right away that Lackey is going to do something different. See 1 question about Beauty and the Werewolf….

These are people formally employed maintaining the manor and the grounds but they have no idea how to organize and maintain a still room? Hardcoverpages. First of all, the name ticks me off. Oct 29, S. And it has Lackey’s usual attention to the details of how her characters live, which is one of the things I like best about her writing, and she’s reined in her tendency to costume porn though without sacrificing it altogether. Most definitely, and for fun, I think I’ll have to pick up another book from the series too.


Feb 06, Mary rated it really liked it.

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But really, my biggest problem was the villain. Which sounds easier than it actually is. They have never attempted to reveal themselves to their beloved employer?

Not to mention, I felt like magic was It’s kind of fun what a rollercoaster ride this werewolt was. His bite is more than just a flesh wound though and she’s quickly carted off to a castle where she’s forced into seclusion for three moons. Enough that in a real person, it would be very irritating very fast. View all 3 comments. She is capable, good, good-natured, helps little old ladies, wefewolf.

So stick that in your juice box and suck on it. 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 eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales.

Yes, she meets some interesting characters on the trek, and the story takes off from there. Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this lacley man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh—when he isn’t howling at the moon. Sebastian is the wolf, the Duke, and a heauty Eric is the half-brother, the Gamekeeper, and a rake.

The love between the characters, at first glance, seems to have happened suddenly, but they are together two months and more before declaring their interest.