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Alex Flinn

Author of Beastly

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About the Author

Alex Flinn was born in Glen Cove, New York. Before going to law school, she received a degree in vocal performance (opera) from the University of Miami. She practiced law for ten years before becoming a full-time author. She based her first book, Breathing Underwater, on her experiences interning show more with the State Attorney's Office and volunteering with battered women. Breathing Underwater, which is about dating violence, won the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award in 2004. She has written several books including Diva, Nothing to Lose, Fade to Black, and A Kiss in Time. Her current title Beastly has been published in three editions and made Publishers Weekly best seller list. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Alex Flinn

Beastly (2007) 3,680 copies
A Kiss in Time (2010) 949 copies
Breathing Underwater (2000) 806 copies
Cloaked (2011) 798 copies
Bewitching (2012) 565 copies
Towering (2013) 315 copies
Breaking Point (2002) 271 copies
Nothing to Lose (2005) 235 copies
Fade to Black (2005) 212 copies
Diva (2006) 209 copies
Mirrored (2015) 163 copies
Beheld (2017) 106 copies
Beastly: Lindy's Diary (2012) 88 copies
Girls of July (2019) 76 copies
Love, Jacaranda (2020) 29 copies

Associated Works

Owning It: Stories About Teens with Disabilities (2008) — Contributor — 112 copies
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork (2006) — Contributor — 110 copies
Beastly [2011 film] (2011) 109 copies
What Are You Afraid Of?: Stories about Phobias (2006) — Contributor — 88 copies
Destination Unexpected: Short Stories (2003) — Contributor — 76 copies
Taking Aim: Power and Pain, Teens and Guns (2015) — Contributor — 35 copies
Full House (2007) — Contributor — 31 copies


Common Knowledge



Kyle is one of those popular, good-looking jerks - until he crosses the wrong woman and finds himself turned into a hideous beast (finally the outside matches the inside). But there is more to the picture - Kyle has a jerk of a father who has pushed him to only ever care about appearances and getting ahead. When Kyle ends up in his beastly form, his father abandons him to the care of a nanny and a tutor. Kyle's solution to gain companionship is a bit shady but Lindy and Kyle actually have a lot in common. I enjoyed the modern aspect of the retelling.… (more)
tjsjohanna | 287 other reviews | Aug 16, 2023 |
A beautiful retelling of Sleeping Beauty. After reading Beastly I became totally in love with Alex Flinn. This book was amazing and I loved it to the end! I did find it to be a little childish, but it was a good retelling of Sleeping Beauty. I also would have loved more action involved, but overall the book was great! Cute and great!
Briars_Reviews | 47 other reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |
I love myself a little Alex Flynn, and this book did not disappoint.

This book was a nice, quick read that revolved around fairy tales. Much like Beastly, you follow an interesting set of characters in a modern day fairy tale.

Following the witch from Beastly, Kendra, was an interesting read. While I guessed what was going to happen for most of the book, it was still a refreshing read that kept me wanting to know what would happen with Emma. I could guess every plot twist and turn, but it was a cute read.

I did not like this book as much as I liked Beastly and A Kiss in Time, but it was a good book to help tie Beastly together.

There's not much I can say about this book other than the plot was predictable, it seemed a little forced for a 300 page novel, and it felt more kiddish than Beastly did.

Good book, not my favourite, but still a good read.

Three out of five stars.
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Briars_Reviews | 30 other reviews | Aug 4, 2023 |
This is a take on Rapunzel that includes some of the classic elements: girl with long hair in a tower, boy coming to rescue her, old woman keeping her there... But there's a mystery. The girl is certain that she's there for a purpose, the far-off town is strange, people have gone missing every few years, and a journal tells a story that doesn't quite fit. Both the girl and the boy have to work together to solve the mystery, and in the end, the girl is the real hero.
the1butterfly | 12 other reviews | Jul 18, 2023 |



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