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Beastly Deluxe Edition


Beastly Deluxe Edition (Kendra Chronicles) by Alex Flinn

"Beastly Deluxe Edition" is a contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" set in modern-day New York City. Written by Alex Flinn, it is part of the Kendra Chronicles series, which reimagines traditional fairy tales with a twist. The story is told from the perspective of Kyle Kingsbury, a wealthy and arrogant high school student who is transformed into a beast by a witch named Kendra as punishment for his vanity and cruelty.


Kyle Kingsbury seems to have it all - looks, money, and popularity, but his superficial life is turned upside down when he offends Kendra Hilferty, a classmate who is secretly a witch. As retribution, Kendra casts a spell on Kyle, transforming him into a grotesque beast. To break the curse, Kyle must find someone who will love him for who he is, not for his appearance, before the last petal of an enchanted rose falls.

Isolated in a private mansion, Kyle becomes Adrian, embracing his new identity. He crosses paths with Lindy, a kind-hearted classmate who sees past Adrian's beastly exterior. Their evolving relationship is marked by challenges, growth, and the transformative power of love.


  • Transformation and Redemption: The novel explores the theme of inner transformation and redemption, emphasizing that true beauty comes from within.
  • Love and Acceptance: It delves into the power of love and acceptance, showcasing how genuine connections can lead to personal growth and healing.
  • Consequences of Actions: The story reflects on the consequences of one's actions, highlighting the importance of kindness and empathy towards others.


  • Kyle Kingsbury/Adrian: The protagonist who undergoes a physical and emotional transformation from a superficial teenager to a compassionate individual.
  • Kendra Hilferty: The witch who curses Kyle, serving as a catalyst for his transformation.
  • Lindy: The love interest whose acceptance and love play a crucial role in breaking the curse.

"Beastly Deluxe Edition" is a compelling narrative that blends magical elements with real-life issues, offering readers a thought-provoking tale of growth, redemption, and the true essence of beauty.