I read Beauty and the Beast by K.M. Shea. I like different versions of fairy tales, and this is a good take on the story.
The basic idea is the same. The Beast is under a curse until he loves and is loved, but there are enough differences to make it interesting. The way Elle and Severin meet is imaginative. I like the interaction between Severin and Elle, and Severin and his brother. I like that Elle is one of the guardians of the land and is a strong character. There aren’t enough strong female characters in fairy tales in my opinion. Of course Elle and Severin end up together at the end, but this is a mutual decision, not because a helpless girl has been rescued by a Prince.
Enjoyable, but overall I prefer the Disney movie. I prefer the Disney versions of all the fairy tales.