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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Sheri Schrader

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla is a reboot of the classic Beauty and the Beast. Beau is a kind, young man who is working off his family’s debt to Bett’s. Bett is a beastly, unkind teen girl. Will Beau’s kindness rub off on her rough exterior? This is a quick read and it was a good story. The story of Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite tales and this did keep the spirit of the story despite all the changes. I am glad that the author took the liberty to make it her own and not just change one detail. I did miss some of my favorite parts of the original but did enjoy this as well. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla is a fun modern day fairy tale. Her characters resemble the fairytale but there are many more layers to their characters. I was a little skeptical because I love Beauty and the Beast. I was blown away. There were some harsh moments with the Beau and Bett but that was to be expected. Overall I would recommend this story to everyone. There needs to be a little more fairy tale stories in this chaotic world.

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Heather Lovelace

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My sentimental heart loves fairy tales and has a soft spot for modern reimaginings of my favorites. So I was hopeful of what I might find in these pages. Berla did not disappoint. Beau and Bett is such a fun, YA retelling of the Beauty and the Beast tale. I thought this take was fresh, well written, and well done. I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read and cannot wait to read more from this author!

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla

5-Stars

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla was an excellent family oriented and fun romance. It was a beautiful modern day beauty and the beast type story. I loved the main character Beau as he works to pay for his mothers accident at the Diaz Ranch. I also loved how Bett aka Bettina ‘s character developed and blossomed as the story was told. She was a beautiful soul and I felt that it was easy to relate to her character.

I could not put this book down and loved how easily the story seemed to flow from one page to the other. I also felt like I learned more about various berries with this book as well. It would definitely be fitting for younger readers and does not have any explicit content. This was the first book I have read from this author and I look forward to more from her in the future.

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Anastasia Dodson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was loosely written around beauty and the beast but it was reversed. The H/Beau is the “sometimes” caring/sweet one that you couldn’t help but like when he finally make up his mind. The h/Bett is the one that is rough around the edges and has a lot of faults. I have to be honest and say it took a while for me to warm up to Bett. She was a hard character to like but once you squeezed past that rough exterior it was easier to like her. I liked watching these guys and seeing where their story was headed. The banter between the two was the best part of the story. Overall it was a nice story and I enjoyed it. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author and seeing what stories she puts out into the world.

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Emily Walsh

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By: Kathryn Berla
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beau and Bett by Kathy Berla was a sweet, cute retelling, that was both intriguing and fun.

My first read from this author I went in opened minded, as fairytale retellings are my favourite thing to read. I have to say for a fairly short read this book was well written, smooth and it delivered what it set out to. But I don’t quite know if it’s a retailing, as most of the elements I loved about Beauty and The Beast, weren’t there. I mean it took place on weekends, there wasn’t a lot of time to truly connect, and the romance, though sweet and realistic, did feel rushed.

The gender swap was neat and original, and brought a new element to the story. Beau was a fun MC, and I liked his voice and narrative. Bett was, okay, we get to know her and why she is the why she is, and all that jazz, but I felt like due to her grandmother being a nasty, you-know-what, and it took away from Bett being, you know, The Beast. For me there was no true redemption, and I think there was a little missed opportunity there.

Overall this book was a fun little read that had me hooked, and I look forward to more from this author. To end this book gets my super high recommedantion and my stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is loosely set along the Beauty and the Beast storyline. Although the roles are reversed here. I really didn’t see the Beast come out via dialogue or actions. Bett was a surprise to me. I expected her to be snotty, uptight and ungracious. She is none of those things. Beau was a nice guy and he was always looking at the good side.

I wish there waS more on his family that we are introduced to in the beginning. They all seemed so interesting. The chapters were very short and I felt the story moving along quickly that way. There did seem like a bit much of the second by second on some things. I wonder if it could have been glossed over to move the storyline along. This will be a good read for teens.

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Kari Anne Horstman

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This book is one of the best I’ve read in a long time. You get sucked into the characters lives and immediately fall in love. The Beauty and the Beast premise is normally tired and overdone, but this was written to perfection. The story clipped along at a good pace with enough hurry up and wait that you could REALLY feel Beaus plight. So many little side stories incorporated without a flaw. I am so hoping there’s a sequel coming! I can’t wait to read more about these characters and see their development. Well done. 5 stars.

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Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

BEAU AND BETT is a quick, multi-layered read that is labelled as a “retelling” of Beauty and Beast. While it does have some resemblance to the original fairytale, it absolutely stands in it’s own and I think it can be read by any ages reader.

I recommend this story.
****

Review by @mauraharper

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Beau and Bett by Kathryn Berla – Review by Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beau & Bett by Kathryn Berla
4 Stars!!!!

I like how the author has spun a classic tale and modernized it. The author really brings a refreshing twist to the tale and just grips the reader’s attention. The characters are also realistic. The story just flows off of the pages.

I found myself really routing for Beau as I could relate to him. I also found it refreshing that he in the
sense was Beauty and that the Beast was Bett. I found the author’s use of the female character for the beast to be unique and really made the story. I found myself on the edge of my seat to see how the story would end as they truly came from two different worlds and I like how they end up merging together. The author did a good job at making her characters realistic and enjoyable. I will definitely be reading more from this author in the future.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonatKa
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