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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Book Review - Beastly: Lindy's Diary by Alex Flinn


TITLE: Beastly: Lindy's Diary
SERIES: Kendra Chronicles, Book #1.5
AUTHOR: Alex Flinn 
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen
PUBLICATION DATE: January 31, 2012
FORMAT: E-book, 144 pages
GENRE: Fantasy, Young Adult
ISBN: 9780062117427
See the #1 New York Times bestselling story Beastly through Lindy's eyes! This is her diary, kept while living in captivity with the beast. Lindy's Diary captures all the romance and edgy mystery of the original!

Diary,

I am locked away . . . with no one to confide in but you . . . and him. His fur, those claws—they caught me off guard at first, but now I'm noticing something else about him—something deeper. It's the look in his eye. It tells me he's got a secret to keep. That's okay—I've got one, too. I think I'm falling in love with him. . . .

Lindy

MY REVIEW: 

This novella is told in epistolary fashion as a series of diary entries from Lindy’s perspective of what transpired during Beastly.

Lindy actually lost points from me during the first half of the book! She admitted in the diary early on that she had feelings for Adrian but kept them to herself because she knew the two of them could never have a “normal” life. Yet, she also revealed that she did not find Adrian to be beastly at all but thought that his face and, in particular, his eyes were quite beautiful. I did not get the impression from reading Beastly that she cared much of what other people would think, but this diary proves me wrong. I was disappointed that she seemed to shallow! However, by the end of the book, she realized that it had been a mistake to leave and wanted desperately to return to Adrian. So, I was happy about that! Maybe Kendra’s curse not only had an effect on Kyle but also on Lindy, because she no longer took stock in what other people thought by the end of the story.

Memorable quotes:

"I wish everyone could see him as I did, see how beautiful he was."

"The fact is, here, in this apartment, where I'm being held prisoner, I'm actually happier than I've been in a long time, and these people - this freakish boy, blind man, and their maid - are the closest I've had to a real family since my mother died."

"I'm happier here, happier than I've ever been. I feel safe for the first time in my life."

"Adrian loves me, and I know it. And I know it because I feel the same way about  him. I love him."

"But do I love him enough to give up everything else?" 



Although not as good as Beastly, I still really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the next book in the series, Bewitching, which was released last year!

MY RATING:
#22 for my Monthly Mix-up Mania: 2013 to 2015 Edition     
#9 for my What An Animal Reading Challenge VI    
#6 for my Take Control of Your TBR Pile: March 2013 
#4 for my Spring Reading Thing 2013
#2 for my Once Upon a Time VII Challenge

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2 comments:

  1. What an interesting idea for a companion book. Love those quotes!

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