{Favorite Fairytale Retelling} Beauty and the Beast

Posted August 12, 2016 by Bee, Liza & Leah in Memes & Features / 12 Comments


Hi gorgeous readers!  We love fairy tales and we thought it would be awesome to share our favorites with you.  There is just something special about fairy tales, princesses, princes, kingdoms, conquering evil and happily ever afters 🙂


I love, love, love the Beauty & the Beast.  I adore the idea that love surpasses appearances and conquers all. I’ve read many versions of it and here are my favorites:

court of thorns and roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses is like B&B, but with fairies and a a quest/trial to boot. SO good.


So, if you saw Beastly, the movie, please know that it’s not like the book (when is it, right?) The book is a modern retelling and it’s so sweet.

when beauty tamed beast

This is an adult retelling and a historical romance. Our protagonists are a beautiful and witty lady and “House” like physician and Earl.  LOVED it!


This is technically not a retelling, buy it can be considered as such.  If you’ve read this blog before, you’ve probably seen me raving about Radiance before.  Radiance is a story about impossible love, political machinations, incredible evil, and the ability to see beyond appearances.


I actually haven’t read a lot of BatB retellings that I truly loved. I did love A Court of Thorns and Roses when I read it, though I’m not very keen on reading the sequel after stopping the Throne of Glass series. So yeah, if I had to choose, I’d pick A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

court of thorns and roses

Have you read any of these? What is your favorite Beauty & the Beast retelling?


Bee, Liza & Leah

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12 responses to “{Favorite Fairytale Retelling} Beauty and the Beast

  1. Ha, this doesn’t happen often, but I’ve actually READ all the books I’ve heard of on this list! I’m used to being all “Ooh, I keep meaning to get around to that” when it comes to lists like this 😉

    My love for ACOTAR and that series kind of goes without saying.

    I honestly didn’t expect it, but I LOVED Radiance! I’ve got a review of it going up in the next couple of weeks 🙂 I need to remember to go grab the second one. Have you read it?

  2. Nathan

    I am reading the Beastly Tales which is a B&B retelling in trilogy Depravity, Deceit and Devastation by M.J. Haag. It is an adult Beauty & the Beast retelling.

  3. I definitely agree with Beastly since I adored that book too. I’m itching to read When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James (love her stuff!) but I haven’t gotten around to it.

    I can’t even think of any other retellings of Beauty and the Beast right now but I love the story. I’ll have to add the books listed here though.

    Great post, ladies!

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