Beauty and the Beast Retellings

Did you know, Ryan Gosling was originally approached to play the role of the Beast in the new live-action movie. He turned it down to appear in La La Land. Emma Watson was offered the lead in that movie but turned it down to appear in Beauty and the Beast.

If you love the classic Disney movie, and its new live-action version, then maybe you’ll find a retelling here to lose yourself in!

Cruel Beauty

Betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom, Nyx has always known that her fate was to marry him, kill him, and free her people from his tyranny. But on her seventeenth birthday when she moves into his castle high on the kingdom’s mountaintop, nothing is what she expected— particularly her charming and beguiling new husband. Nyx knows she must save her homeland at all costs, yet she can’t resist the pull of her sworn enemy—who’s gotten in her way by stealing her heart.

Book Depository | | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Waterstones

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book

Smart, bookish Belle, a captive in the Beast’s castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner, seem within reach again.

The charming and mysterious characters Belle meets within the pages of Nevermore offer her glamorous conversation, a life of dazzling Parisian luxury, and even a reunion she never thought possible. Here Belle can have everything she has ever wished for. But what about her friends in the Beast’s castle? Can Belle trust her new companions inside the pages of Nevermore? Is Nevermore’s world even real? Belle must uncover the truth about the book before she loses herself in it forever.

Book Depository | Amazon US | Waterstones

The Beast Princess

Do not be deceived by looks alone, or the truth of your heart has been shone.
Anyone who isn’t royalty isn’t worth a penny. When I wake the dawn after the autumn ball to find everyone in the castle under a spell, and that my beauty is hidden behind the form of a wolf, I am forced to put my fate in a complete stranger. All I wanted was to be rid of the enchantment. Instead, I find myself traipsing about the kingdom alongside a boy I despise. 

With magic outlawed in Arington, I have no idea how to break the enchantment or save myself, and my only choice is to trust Gerard. Of course, in exchange for helping me, he wants the autumn stone. He is really the beast with nothing to lose, not me. But neither of us could have anticipated the dangers we would face, and when the choice comes for me to save him or save myself, the answer is clear. Only, I didn’t plan on falling in love with him.

Book Depository | Amazon US | Amazon UK

The Beast’s Heart

I am neither monster nor man–yet I am both. I am the Beast.

He is a broken, wild thing, his heart’s nature exposed by his beastly form. Long ago cursed with a wretched existence, the Beast prowls the dusty hallways of his ruined château with only magical, unseen servants to keep him company–until a weary traveller disturbs his isolation.

Bewitched by the man’s dreams of his beautiful daughter, the Beast devises a plan to lure her to the château. There, Isabeau courageously exchanges her father’s life for her own and agrees to remain with the Beast for a year. But even as their time together weaves its own spell, the Beast finds winning Isabeau’s love is only the first impossible step in breaking free from the curse…

Book Depository | | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Waterstones

Loved by the Beast

In this particular tale, Audric and Léa have both grown up under the shadow of how others perceive them. One is seen as a Beast, the other a Beauty. Both long for something more—to be seen, to be known, to be loved for more than what is on the outside. When Léa is faced with the prospect of an arranged marriage or see her father imprisoned, it is a sacrifice she is willing to make. However, when she finds that the rumored beast is nothing more than a gentle and kind man, she is faced with another decision. Can her heart respond to his love even when she has had no power of decision in her life’s story?

Audric gave up on finding love long ago, so when his mother tells him she has made a match for him, he cannot help but be sceptical of her plans. The rumors he’s heard about himself since childhood have even him convinced he’s a beast and not worthy of the love of a woman. Should hope be rekindled or squashed entirely?

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Stolen Enchantress

A beast. An enchantress. An unbreakable curse . . .

When her little sister is taken by the beast of the Forbidden Forest, Larkin does the unthinkable: she goes in after her. Deep within the sentient woods, Larkin uncovers a secret that puts her in dreadful danger. Worse, now that the beast has had his taste, he’ll never stop hunting her. But the forest has woken something inside Larkin; something that gives her the power to fight back.


Using forbidden magic will get Larkin hanged. Not using it will leave her at the mercy of the beast’s enchantment. But there’s a third option; one that scares her more than anything.

She could fall in love with the beast.

Book Depository | | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Waterstones

Many of these books are available for FREE with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. To sign up for a FREE 30 day trial click here!

Struggling to find something from the selection? No problem!
Check out
New True Crime Releases
and see what whets your appetite.

Pin It!

This post contains affiliate links.
I may make a small commission, at no further cost to you, if you purchase.
Please check out my privacy policy & disclosure page for more information.