Beauty Queen (Whatever After #7)
Hoorah! Or, maybe not. When Jonah picks a rose from the Beast's garden, he messes up the story. The Beast is so angry he takes my brother prisoner... instead of Beauty! But if the Beast doesn't meet and fall in love with Beauty, then his curse will never be lifted and Jonah will be trapped in the palace forever!
Now I have to:
- Find Beauty
- Deal with a wicked fairy named Jax
- Restore Jonah's memory
- Play matchmaker
If I don't fix this mess in time, the situation could get pretty ugly...
s more fun to play with Jonah than to have to put up with a girlfriend. The evil fairy who bestowed the curse has a different agenda. Even Beauty has her own eccentricities, wanting to organize the Beast's books rather than talk to him. This leads to different sorts of endings as well-- the Beast eventually falls in love at first sight with the local cheesemonger!
The language used reflects this flippant attitude, and the juxtaposition between the classical story framework and the colloquial use of language often leads to laughable moments. When Abby is turned into a beast temporarily, Jonah muses whether she should be "Beastette" or "Beastella".
The fairy tale story is always framed with a school or family occurrence of Abby's that ties in with the story. In this case, she does something she knows she should not do in a moment of anger, and is later able to make peace with the person whose art she destroyed.
Fairy tale spin offs are always popular, and readers who have devoured Shurtliff's Rump, Jack and Red or Levine's Princess Tales, will be glad to join Abby and he brother on their adventures.