The Most Beautiful One: A Magical Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

The Most Beautiful One: A Magical Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Something terrible is happening to all the beautiful maidens in the kingdom.

For years, there has been an odd notice posted every so often in the town square calling forth the most beautiful maiden in the land to serve the kingdom. The Queen decides which of the eligible ladies earns the feared and elusive title. After that, the chosen one disappears, never to be seen or heard from again. A few months later, the game is played all over again. Some say that the Queen boils the women alive to steal their youth, and others insist that they are sacrificed to a great dragon in the North to stop him from invading. The only certain thing, however, is that being beautiful is now a curse.

Belara has been terrified of coming of age for years now. Ever since she was little, people have been telling her that she is a beauty beyond compare. Over the last few years, they have said this with pity rather than admiration. Right after her birthday, the same notice is posted again. No one is surprised when Belara is sent to the palace and declared to be the most beautiful of all. She is dispatched to fates unknown by the Queen, who gives her one piece of advice: not everything is what it seems. Armed with years of careful education and everything she learned from her father's library, Belara is determined not to meet the same fate as all the others.

The Most Beautiful One is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast featuring a vengeful fairy, a clean romance, and one enchanted monkey.

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  • Patrizia Gallo

    To the honest this book is pretty average.Nothing really new, nothing really thrilling.The relationship between the two develops slow and steady, true, so it's really more believable than most, but th...

  • Sarah Southerland

    Very well written Beauty & the Beast rewrite. Clean and fun. This is a new author for me and I’ll be checking out her other work. ...

  • Tori

    Fairly orthodox retelling of the original with unique twistsIf you like the original (not Disney) story then you'll like this book. There are enough differences to keep the reader intrigued while stil...

  • Candice Allen

    I really wanted to like this book but I couldn't finish it. I really didn't like the main character, the reason I love beauty and the beast stories is for the strong kind and courageous female charact...

  • Kate

    Very sweet retellingI enjoyed this story a lot. It was very sweet. The world was well built and the characters had depth. I especially liked the take on the Beast. This story stays pretty close the th...

  • Cheryl Cox

    Great readIt’s been a while since I’ve really enjoyed a book and this one was great! There are a few spelling mistakes but the story was unique and very interesting despite knowing how these stori...

  • Tiffany

    This is a good retelling. It follows the original pretty well with a few twists. I liked how Bel and Beast developed a relationship and the lack of servants was a fun difference as well. Contains: mil...

  • Laura

    Dnf’ed at 14%. The heroine was too vain and superficial and the story just wasn’t holding my interest....

  • Gypsy Madden

    I’ve read quite a few Beauty and the Beast retellings, and most of them do new spins on the stories, taking the tale in imaginative directions. This one kept the story very close to the original. So...

  • Christina

    A solid 3.5If you can’t tell by my reading habits I love discovering new fairy tale retellings. I’m not sure how many B&B retellings I’ve read alone this year but that number is growing steadily...