Source: Netgalley and Tokyopop in exchange for review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
Belle's Tale by Mallory Reaves
Series: Disney Beauty and the Beast #1
Publication Date: April 18, 2017 TODAY
In Disney's live-action film Beauty and the Beast, Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince inside. This manga explores Belle's innermost thoughts as she learns that true beauty comes from within.
I love Beauty and the Beast so even though I have seen the movie I was very interested when I saw these Manga pop up on Netgalley. I love the covers - they match up and look like Belle and Beast are looking at each other and while the review copies have a GIANT watermark on them through the pages, I very much enjoyed the illustration throughout.
In Belle's story, you get a lot of the same tale as the movies - you follow Belle as she becomes a prisoner, tries to escape, and falls for Beast. The manga did take a few liberties in that you get some more of Belle's thoughts as well as dialogue, which was nice and there was also a very interesting Epilogue.
I already have The Beast's Tale loaded up and I am excited to finally see this tale from his point of view. I think that if you are a fan of Beauty and the Beast this is a great thing to add to your collection, but do note that if you have not seen the movie, this book is really a print version of it (the current remake).