4.5 Star #Review ~ Beauty and Beastly: Steampunk Beauty and the Beast (Steampunk Fairy Tales)

Posted January 25, 2018 by Michelle in Review / 8 Comments

4.5 Star #Review ~ Beauty and Beastly: Steampunk Beauty and the Beast (Steampunk Fairy Tales)Beauty and Beastly: Steampunk Beauty and the Beast (Steampunk Fairy Tales) by Melanie Karsak
on December 6th 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales & Folklore, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fairytale Retelling, Love & Romance, steampunk
Pages: 162
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Goodreads
four-half-stars
In this tale as old as time, Isabella Hawking must tinker a solution to a heartbreaking mystery.

When Isabelle and her papa set out from London on a sea voyage, Isabelle was thrilled. Visiting foreign courts, learning from master tinkers, and studying new ways to manipulate mechanicals sounded like a dream. But an unexpected gale turns the waters violent, and the ship is lost. Isabelle survives the tempest only to be shipwrecked on a seemingly-deserted island. Dotted with standing stones, faerie mounds, and a crumbling castle, the haunting place hints of a magical past. Isabelle may be an unwitting guest, but her arrival at the forgotten citadel heralds a new beginning for the beastly residents inside.


Beauty and Beastly is a retelling of the classic Beauty and the Beast fairy tale set in 1814 Regency England.

I meant to do this review a few weeks ago because this book was amazing. The Steampunk FairyTale series has some connections between characters and I do enjoy reading them in order however I think it can be read as a standalone also. This story is about Isabella the book loving, mechanics, clockwork maker who finds herself on an enchanted Island with mysterious clockwork people. I adored how this story followed the classic story of beauty and the beast but with a steampunk twist.

The story is set a little before the end of Ice and Ember. You sort of meet up with the end of the story and you are seeing a few things in Isabella’s point of view. I really liked her and the clockwork pieces that she made before her voyage seemed so amazing, I actually want one. I love the details about the clockwork pieces and also within the world. Melanie paints a very pretty picture helping you really get a feel for the world and the characters. Isabella was a wonderful character and the chemistry between her and Rhys was sweet. I was really rooting for them as it got closer to the end.

This series is quickly become a favorite for me. Melanie Karsak is an amazing author and I am loving her books and plan to devour a lot more this year. I can’t recommend this book enough and the series. I would recommend reading it in order but however you choose to read them I do hope you love them as much as I did! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by to check out my review.

Have a great day and Happy Reading!

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8 responses to “4.5 Star #Review ~ Beauty and Beastly: Steampunk Beauty and the Beast (Steampunk Fairy Tales)

  1. Yes! I’ve seen a few Beauty and the Beast redos but all of them have had at best mixed reviews so I decided to skip them. Not only does this sound amazing but I love that it has a steampunk twist! I read one steampunk novel years ago and have been wanting to read more ever since but was not sure where to start. I think this is a good starting place!

  2. This is seriously one of the most gorgeous book covers I’ve ever seen. I just can’t get over it and I’m a sucker for this theme. Hadn’t heard of this one before now but I’m hoping my library has it! I’m glad you enjoyed it so much.

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    • The first two have gorgeous covers also. This was so well done and I just loved the twist to the story. Fun read! I hope your library has it too!