Belle by Cameron Dokey – The story of Beauty and the Beast finds new life in this magical and imaginative retelling that’s filled with romance and Belle by Cameron Dokey. Book Summary: Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters’ awe-inspiring beauty. So she. Belle: A Retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” – Cameron Dokey By the time her sixteenth birthday comes around, Belle feels more convinced than ever that she.

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A very basic retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I always end up rokey something I’m not supposed to, usually some portion of myself. Two, she decides without actually confronting her mother or anyone else she thinks sees her “plainness” that she must be so out of tune cakeron her fameron that she needs to never go out into society ever.

Jan 25, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: I have long brown hair that generally does what I ask it to, except on very rainy days when it does whatever it wants.

Sep 08, J. The book doesn’t start that way but the beginning is just supposed to lead up to that. It is a disappointing let-down.

Were they doomed to financial ruin and that’s why Belle’s father got driven into a bargain with the Beast indirectly as it may be?

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Preview — Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey. Look at me and free us both. You don’t see a lot of the beast at all until near the end. If carved by the right hands, the Heartwood will reveal the face of one’s true love.

H I’ve always loved the story of “Beauty and the Beast”. By the next chapter, the ship wrecked and I was left squandering.

Tales Old as Time: Belle by Cameron Dokey

Belle knows that the old saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” doesn’t really ring true. If I could not have an arrival quite as remarkable as those of my sisters, I could at least have an everyday name dokdy, like my sisters, would match the Beauty I would surely become.


The Heart of Betrayal.

However, “Beauty” then spends a significant amount of time describing Beauty’s interactions with the Beast, how she comes to slowly care for him, why he lets her go even at the risk of his own life, and why caeron has the realization at the end that she truly loves him. The back story is always done superbly, but then it all gets hastily tied in a bow.

The beginning is mostly made up of background. It was a bit too much like Robin McKinley’s Beauty. She isn’t her name so it feels like it’s a lie and that is what she doesn’t like. She has a talk with the family friend, an adopted-grandfather type. Dokey bellee fairly close to the original plot of the fairy tale, while adding back-story and fleshing out the characters to make the story her own.

It is a fantastic story, of which this is only a pale imitation. And camerln asks the same thing of her that he asked of her father camerln to look into his eyes for five heartbeats.

Belle: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Preview — Belle by Cameron Dokey. This is a historical teen novel set in a mythical walled city outside a dark wood.

Princess of the Silver Woods. They fall in love because the story says they fall in love.

It must always have two, or it isn’t true love at all. And that gift is what brings her face dokfy face with the beast and that’s where the real story begins Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! May 19, Izlinda rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a slow-paced, predictable story steeped in atmosphere.


Thankfully, she didn’t say yes, but she does say that she “might” and that she “loves the color of his eyes. For that is how quickly a life may change, for better or for ill. I thought that it would bother me, but it doesn’t take too long to know who’s telling the story.

So vast, it completely filled my vision, even when I turned my head from side to side. He contributed most of my favourite quotes in the story, which are: My only criticism is that I would have I enjoyed this book as I have with all of Cameron Dokey’s books. Way way to many changes to POV all without telling you who is speaking, sometime it changes from paragraph to paragraph.

In this series View all. Now Belle must carve the Heartwood to save dokej father, and learn to see not with the eyes of her mind, but with the eyes of her heart.

I think I am beginning to tire of this author’s style a little or the set up of this series. She knew what to call my two sisters without hesitation. Bella loses, of course, but the question exchange that is started lasts far longer than three questions, and the questions become really deep and important, about the nature of the curse, and why Bella is so desperate to succeed with the Tree.

It is never even really explained why Belle cannot look the Beast in the eyes – this tale’s re-imagining of the typical nightly proposal. I just wished bellr I liked this book a lot. I want the bow to be neater. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.