Expectations could ruin a book. I wanted something original infused to the classic story but found it lacking. It is good written and I would have enjoyed it more had I not kept on waiting for something special to happen. I was expecting an unworthy Beauty or sinister father or beastly Beast instead I found gentle sisters and all around goody-goody characters. Even the Beast had not behaved beastly before being cursed. The only character behaving with remote selfishness was the wizard but he was only mentioned in passing. All in all a beautiful story but not for those wanting some darkness in their fairy tales.