Saturday, May 03, 2008

REVIEW: 'Beauty and the Beast' by Tygati

Title: Beauty and the Beast
Author: Tygati
Price: $10 (ebook $3)
Genre: fantasy
ISBN: --
Publisher: Lulu
Point of Sale: Lulu

Beauty and the Beast is an amusing fast moving gay fantasy romance. The plot line riffs on fairy tale cliches, thrusting together a young man who has been cursed to be a beast and a young, powerful enchanter that everyone keeps mistaking for a girl. The first half of the story gets these two together and solves the problem of the beastly curse. The next quarter of the book is a kind of prequel dealing with the former-beast's father's equally gay romance. From there the story line devolves into various vignettes and outtakes from the previous stories.

For a reader comfortable with yaoi/slash style romance this story is very appealing, witty and romantic. For other readers some of the character conventions and non-linear structure may be a little confusing. On the whole I very much enjoyed Beauty and the Beast as a quick, entertaining comfort read well worth the cover price.

8/10 if you like this sort of thing, which I do :)

Emily Veinglory is a writer of m/m erotic romance and fantasy with a dark or paranormal twist. Featured ebook: The Sculptor's Muse.

1 comment:

Tygati said...

I'm not entirely certain what to say, as I'm still trying to process the fact that someone thought my book was worth purchasing blind, reviewing, and saying nice things. Having created it for the sake of people who already know my writing, it's rather nice to know that it can still be appreciated by a random reader. Thank you. <3