website statistics The Unbreakable Curse: A Beauty & the Beast Retelling - PDF Books Online
Hot Best Seller

The Unbreakable Curse: A Beauty & the Beast Retelling

Availability: Ready to download

When Helen is kidnapped from her home, she enters a life of horror where lies are woven as she slowly begins to fall apart. For centuries, a great beast hides in his castle, the forgotten story of his curse now a bedtime fable. A powerful witch is certain her curse will hold, and as time passes, it seems inevitable. Until one day a young girl is given a choice; to live or When Helen is kidnapped from her home, she enters a life of horror where lies are woven as she slowly begins to fall apart. For centuries, a great beast hides in his castle, the forgotten story of his curse now a bedtime fable. A powerful witch is certain her curse will hold, and as time passes, it seems inevitable. Until one day a young girl is given a choice; to live or die. Magic, adventure, and romance come together in this beautifully reimagined tale where Beauty and the Beast meets the tales of Scheherazade.


Compare

When Helen is kidnapped from her home, she enters a life of horror where lies are woven as she slowly begins to fall apart. For centuries, a great beast hides in his castle, the forgotten story of his curse now a bedtime fable. A powerful witch is certain her curse will hold, and as time passes, it seems inevitable. Until one day a young girl is given a choice; to live or When Helen is kidnapped from her home, she enters a life of horror where lies are woven as she slowly begins to fall apart. For centuries, a great beast hides in his castle, the forgotten story of his curse now a bedtime fable. A powerful witch is certain her curse will hold, and as time passes, it seems inevitable. Until one day a young girl is given a choice; to live or die. Magic, adventure, and romance come together in this beautifully reimagined tale where Beauty and the Beast meets the tales of Scheherazade.

30 review for The Unbreakable Curse: A Beauty & the Beast Retelling

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    This Beauty and the Beast retelling is a fun one for when you just need some more of the fairy-tale variety. Think Jessica Day George and Robin McKinley....so, fun but serious? Nothing too complicated, just an easy read.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Raquel Evans

    This doesn't quite displace my most favorite versions, but I think it is the very sweetest Beauty and the Beast retelling I've ever read. While I mention some of the darker aspects below, I want to point out that the Beast never does anything harmful in this story--it's the farthest thing possible from the Stockholm Syndrome versions. There are some very dark elements in this story, mostly centered around kidnapping and abuse (physical, mental, and a hinted threat of sexual), but because of th This doesn't quite displace my most favorite versions, but I think it is the very sweetest Beauty and the Beast retelling I've ever read. While I mention some of the darker aspects below, I want to point out that the Beast never does anything harmful in this story--it's the farthest thing possible from the Stockholm Syndrome versions. There are some very dark elements in this story, mostly centered around kidnapping and abuse (physical, mental, and a hinted threat of sexual), but because of the veiled way most of those topics are dealt with, I think some younger-ish readers might be okay to read this story. As the reader, you know bad things are happening, but you have to fill in some of the details from your own understanding and imagination of what 'bad things' are like. There are some beatings and attack dog violence specifically mentioned though, so I still recommend caution for sensitive and very young readers.

  3. 4 out of 5

    sillystoryteller

    A fine piece of storytelling. As my Lebanese publisher often remarks, ‘you cannot cook your eggs with wind’.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Molly Mulligan

    Once I got into this, I couldn’t put it down. In this fantastic retelling of Beauty and the Beast, the Beast’s castle is set in a vibrantly woven magical world, where each person possesses a unique gift, and fairytales are an everyday occurrence. It’s through the telling of these fairytales that Helen (Beauty) builds her relationship with Luke, the large and very lovable Beast. A touching, clever, and original adaption, and exactly the cozy read that I’m looking for when I cuddle up with a fairy Once I got into this, I couldn’t put it down. In this fantastic retelling of Beauty and the Beast, the Beast’s castle is set in a vibrantly woven magical world, where each person possesses a unique gift, and fairytales are an everyday occurrence. It’s through the telling of these fairytales that Helen (Beauty) builds her relationship with Luke, the large and very lovable Beast. A touching, clever, and original adaption, and exactly the cozy read that I’m looking for when I cuddle up with a fairy tale.

  5. 5 out of 5

    J.L. Willow

    Retellings of classic stories are quite an undertaking to pursue. Those familiar with the original have certain expectations for the updated piece. Readers want new twists and turns, characters retold in a different light, but a story that maintains the essence of the original work. Jenna Thatcher does all of this and more in The Unbreakable Curse, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The book follows Helen, the dame of the pair, and her experiences with Luke, a more cat-than-human prince. Rathe Retellings of classic stories are quite an undertaking to pursue. Those familiar with the original have certain expectations for the updated piece. Readers want new twists and turns, characters retold in a different light, but a story that maintains the essence of the original work. Jenna Thatcher does all of this and more in The Unbreakable Curse, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. The book follows Helen, the dame of the pair, and her experiences with Luke, a more cat-than-human prince. Rather than making Helen the confident, outspoken woman we’re used to seeing in a traditional ‘Beauty,’ she’s instead quite introverted and reserved. She still has a soft spot for libraries, but the couple has a new, contrasting dynamic we’ve never seen before in other B&B-esque tales. It’s an interesting story to follow, for even though we as the readers know the general plot, the interactions between characters are fresh. Although there are moments when monologues drag a bit or back-stories are a tad rushed, the book as a whole is quite solid. Thatcher has a beautiful, smooth writing style that delivers the story like a river, her words ebbing and flowing as they’re read. It was an enjoyable, satisfying read that left me smiling to myself as the final page was turned. I look forward to reading Thatcher’s other published and upcoming work!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sally C

    I've always preferred the more original version of this fairytale to the "disneyfied" version and this one sticks close to the original. It's a beautiful version of the story, free of the all too common stockholm-syndromy/good girl heals bad man issues that can happen with other beauty and beast retellings. In this version, the beast and his castle become a place of healing and respite for the main character, and we are able to experience her journey from brokenness into a whole person again in I've always preferred the more original version of this fairytale to the "disneyfied" version and this one sticks close to the original. It's a beautiful version of the story, free of the all too common stockholm-syndromy/good girl heals bad man issues that can happen with other beauty and beast retellings. In this version, the beast and his castle become a place of healing and respite for the main character, and we are able to experience her journey from brokenness into a whole person again in the presence of true friends and people she can trust.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I love fairy tale retellings, and 'Beauty and the Beast' is by far my favourite fairy tale, so I went into this book with high hopes. It was sweet and charming, with a slight twist to the way these retellings usually go that made it feel fresh. The addition of short 'vignettes' that recounted other fairy tales was a nice touch, and I liked how they all tied back to the main story. My biggest complaint was that it felt like it ended too soon--it seemed to me that there was still more story to tell I love fairy tale retellings, and 'Beauty and the Beast' is by far my favourite fairy tale, so I went into this book with high hopes. It was sweet and charming, with a slight twist to the way these retellings usually go that made it feel fresh. The addition of short 'vignettes' that recounted other fairy tales was a nice touch, and I liked how they all tied back to the main story. My biggest complaint was that it felt like it ended too soon--it seemed to me that there was still more story to tell and explore when everything resolved. Otherwise, my only issue with the book was that the way it starts (by diving in head first) made it a little hard to grasp some of the world building aspects. For example, it wasn't clear that 'knacks' were something everyone (outside of the beast's castle) possessed. Overall, I enjoyed the story, and would recommend to anyone wanting something light and sweet. *Note: I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review*

  8. 5 out of 5

    J D Abbas

    I love Beauty and the Beast retellings. I've read many. This one was a kinder, gentler version. I loved the way the beast was portrayed and liked the heroine. I was caught up in the magical, fairy tale world. I didn't want it to end, which is always a good thing. I would have given it five stars if there had been a little more tension to drive the story. The ending and the transformation seemed a little hurried after the slower pace throughout. But overall a good read and worth my time. I love Beauty and the Beast retellings. I've read many. This one was a kinder, gentler version. I loved the way the beast was portrayed and liked the heroine. I was caught up in the magical, fairy tale world. I didn't want it to end, which is always a good thing. I would have given it five stars if there had been a little more tension to drive the story. The ending and the transformation seemed a little hurried after the slower pace throughout. But overall a good read and worth my time.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Almond

    Loved it!! Beauty and the Beast is one of my top 5 fairy tales and I have read many versions of it. This one captivated me from the beginning, and held me there to the end. I LOVE this version. Love the pacing, the weaving of time and stories, the inclusion of other fairy tales, and especially the characters. Definitely worth reading over and over! I am delighted to find this version.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Alison

    A stunning story I don't usually give 5 star reviews, and yet this one deserves it. Helen is a fitting heroine and Luke's very nature makes me feel like they are the perfect couple. A stunning story I don't usually give 5 star reviews, and yet this one deserves it. Helen is a fitting heroine and Luke's very nature makes me feel like they are the perfect couple.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ryan Thalman

    I really enjoyed this Beauty and the Beast retelling. I especially enjoyed the story-telling woven into the larger story. The retold fairy tales were thought provoking and witty. I enjoyed the twists and surprises in the story as well as the character development as the story progresses.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shirella S

    This story certainly kept me guessing--a clever rendering of a classic fairy tale.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jenna Thatcher

    This is a fun little fairy-tale that has interwoven tales to make for an interesting read. It's clean, it's simple, and it's free on kindle select for a couple months. :) This is a fun little fairy-tale that has interwoven tales to make for an interesting read. It's clean, it's simple, and it's free on kindle select for a couple months. :)

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Soroka

    Great book! I loved this one. It was a great story of the women saving herself and then the one she loves. I also LOVE that there was no miss understanding!!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    April

    4.5 Stars

  16. 4 out of 5

    Erin Cahilly

  17. 5 out of 5

    mystrea

  18. 5 out of 5

    Christina Carter

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tati

  20. 4 out of 5

    toni

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nanyana

  22. 5 out of 5

    Megan E. Clemans

  23. 5 out of 5

    John Gerzsik

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ellise

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cassie

  27. 5 out of 5

    Darcy

  28. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lily

  30. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.