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Author Crush: Alex Flinn

My author crush this month Alex Flinn! I love a good fairy tale re-telling, and Alex Flinn's books never disappoint! You might recognize her most famous book, Beastly, for it's movie adaptation starring Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens. It tells a modern-day tale of Beauty and the Beast, where Beast is a prep-school rich boy cursed for bullying and Belle is a poor scholarship student. My favorite part of this book is that the writing changes as Beast, the narrator, becomes a better person. 

Beastly is not her only fairy tale adaptation, though. There is also A Kiss in Time, in which an old-school princess gets woken after 300 years to find herself in modern-day Miami. Or Towering, a modern re-telling of Rapunzel with a creepy twist of Withering Heights thrown in. Cloaked has a frog prince, an invisiblity cloak, enchanted swan sisters, a kidnapping, a princess who doesn't take no for an answer, and a guy just trying to work his part-time job, who gets caught up in the kind of adventure that only happens in fairy tales. 

If you like sometimes funny, sometimes creepy fairy tales with a bit of mystery and adventure, try Alex Flinn. Maybe you'll even end up with an author crush on her, too.

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