I absolutely loved this book, an original visitation of the classic tale ‘Beauty and the Beast’. “Beautiful Beast” went far beyond my expectations! What immediately caught my attention was the female ‘beast’, something you don’t see very often. It was fun seeing the woman kick-booty instead of laying around or waiting to be helped by the male protagonist. Kalista has been cursed by a powerful sorceress and is prisoner in her own palace with only the invisible ghosts of the previous staff to keep her company until Arawn shows up to get revenge for his brother’s death. The retelling was so imaginative, unique, and creatively done. It was done in a way that I couldn’t even tell if it was written with a plan of being a retelling or the elements of Beauty and the Beast came in after the original idea.