It’s a ok story. I love aspects of it since related to the films so much. And the secondary story’s of the family I really enjoyed. Just the pacing was off with beast and “belle” it’s a I with French sounding I’d have copy and paste to remotely spell her name out. But the romance part for these 2 seemed lacking to me and tad boring. But magical aspect of the story held the story up to. Overall 3.5 stars. A really cool take on one of my fav fairy tales just with spots boring. Worth a read once to see different eyes on the amazing world of beauty and the beast.