Jul 25, 2012

The Curse Girl by Kate Avery Ellison

Book Description:

When Bee is imprisoned in a magical, cursed house because of her father's selfish choices, she has just one plan... escape! But she must solve a riddle and help her fellow prisoners break the curse that binds them all before she can leave, and that is proving more difficult than she originally thought thanks to the bitter young master of the house, Will.

Will wants nothing to do with Bee or her help (and he certainly isn't planning on falling in love with her), but he might have underestimated just how determined and clever--and irresistible--she can be.

Christina's BookReview 
Bee is an average high school girl, with friends, schoolwork, and a boyfriend she likes a lot. But all that changes when her father makes the mistake of entering the "hunted" house in their town. For his actions Bea will suffer the consequences. She is to about to discover that the house in its recipients are aren't what everyone makes them out to be. The house is magical. The only solace in the house is Liam, the beast imprisoned in the basement at night. The downside to the house? The owner of the house who acts like a beast. 

Will isn't looking forward to having a human in the house but doesn't have a choice. Beauty gets under his skin and he finds it hard to be nice to her when having to deal with his predicament. Will is cursed and he's about to find out that Beauty isn't what he makes her out to be. 

Will Beauty ever be able to leave the house or be a prisoner forever? Will she be able to save Will? 

The Curse Girl is a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast so I was excited to delve into it. Bee is your typical innocent girl who doesn't want to leave her life behind. She's upset and looking for a way out of the hell her father put her in. Will is an arrogant jerk and his sister is always playing referring between the two. As Will and Beauty are forced to work together they slowly grow attached to each other which makes the relationship believable. 

Why the 3.5 Stars? I felt the story was rushed and that at times the characters were boring to read about. The story had a lot of potential and I wished that there were more action and less of Bee's inner ramblings. Although the book provided a twist to the fairytale it was still bland. My rating was more because of the spunk in Bea and the sweet/mean parts in Will. 

If you want a quick light fairytale retelling you just might enjoy this.

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