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Pulchritude

Narrated by: Cori Samuel
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Experience a darker side of The Beauty and the Beast where, in a world of vindictive fairies and scornful magicians, not everyone will live happily ever after.

Pulchritude tells the tale of Bella, a beautiful girl caught between her selfish father and an enchanted prince ready to sweep her into a dangerous romance built on deception and betrayal. This debut novel by feminist blogger Ana Mardoll returns a classic fairy tale to its origins as social commentary and in doing so holds a strange mirror to our own world.

©2012 Acacia Moon Publishing (P)2012 Acacia Moon Publishing

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Best Fairytale Interpretation

This is the best version of a Disney fairytale I have ever heard, read or watched. It wasn't derivative at all. Ana uses Beauty and the Beast almost as a setting for xer story. The story is all xers. It is short, simple and bitter sweet. The narrator has a wonderful voice.


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It does not end happy. I recommend Ana's fairytale trilogy Poison Kiss and then Survival Rout if you want happier endings. Though I suppose she hasn't finished the last one yet, so who knows. Either way, I usually like happy endings, but I liked this ending too, it was really good if sad.

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This was SUCH a good book

This was SUCH a good book on so many levels I don't even know how to describe it. Beautiful and powerful and heartbreaking and so *real*.