Spirited: A Retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" (Once Upon a Time)
In the forest, Wusamequin, the young and handsome medicine man, looks to avenge the death of his wife and child at the hands of British soldiers. When Wusamequin spots Isabella and her father, he alerts his warriors to capture them. But Wusamequin is quite taken with how bravely Isabella battles. He orders the warriors to spare her and her father, and they are dragged back to their village. However, many members of the Mohican tribe still want them to be killed. In a desperate plea to Wusamequin, Isabella vows to stay as his hostage if he lets her father go.
This book was quite, quite interesting. Right on from
the start - snap! It's action. Isabella meets a near-death experience
until she is rescued by one of them. One of those who tried to kill
her. And I just found that plain awesome. They slowly learn to
understand each other. Though Isabella finds it very hard to fit in, as
she is practically a prisoner, her saviour loves her and she learns to
fit in by proving herself. It was awesome. She also learns their
language eventually, and meets 4 friends she barely understands. I
don't understand how it is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, though.
It could be because her saviour was known to her as a beast all her
life because they were practically savages in her eyes, but it's
amazing how perspectives can change when you learn to live with it.
Weird, but interesting.
Very predictable being the fact that there was a book with a different title but same plot that was written centuries before this. If you're gonna write something--be original. There's nothing new here. Same old stuff. The author even dedicated the book to Daniel Day-Lewis, the actor in the movie adaptation of the book! Well, let me tell you: both the book and the movie is better than this one. The author just said it was a Beauty and the Beast remake just to take your attention away from the fact that it's set during the French and Indian war intsead of 18th century France. She doesn't fool me! I saw right through this book! Not enjoyable and the very same thing as the other book mentioned above. Stay away from this book!
This book was based on the tale of Beauty and the Beast. Even though it does not seem as thougth this based on that when you look deeper you can tell the simalarities. It was a very good book and I recommend it to anyone who loves and great romance and fantasy book!