Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Beauty and the Werewolf- Mercedes Lackey
Another outing in the 500 Kingdoms series. I rather liked it- Isabella isn't the usual sort of fainting/crying woman men expect. She's managed her family's household for years and is eminently calm and practical. She even manages to keep her head when chased by a wolf....who unfortunately bites her. Even more unfortuante is the discovery that the wolf is in fact the neighboring Duke and Bella may become a werewolf herself. She has to go live in his manse for 90 days until they can be sure she isn't infected. While there, she learns magic, becomes an apprentice Woodsman, and falls in love. Think Beauty & The Beast meets Little Red Riding Hood plus a few others thrown in for good measure.