Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Bellamy and The Brute by Alicia Michaels (Review)

     A loose remake of Beauty and the Beast, Bellamy and the Brute takes on a modernized murder mystery theme where the beast would be a brutish teenager with a disease that is being haunted, and the beauty is a random nice girl who takes on the wrong baby sitting job. Trying to make some money over the summer, Bellamy accepts a babysitting job with the obscure rich family in town. While there, she runs into some pretty strange occurrences like rose petals leading up to the restricted third floor, and ghostly women following her and chasing her. She has a mystery to solve before she pays for it with her life.
     It was okay, Bellamy and the Brute was more loosely based on Beauty and the Beast then expected. It was less of a romance and more of a paranormal-ish murder mystery for characters that were mostly disconnected from the story. But that aside, on its own it was mildly entertaining. I liked Bellamy and Tate, but they were not interesting enough characters to push the story over the edge and into being a riveting and an addicting story. I found the murder part to be interesting, but not very complementary to the story of the Beauty and the Beast theme. Ultimately Bellamy and the Brute was not that bad, it was a good read, just not something to get excited over, and I give it the rating of FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

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