Beauty and the Beast Redux | RA Crossroads

The story of Beauty and the Beast, first published by the French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740, is a fraught one, oft used as an example of repulsive messaging toward women and argued over by scholars.

Fantasy Reading | Wyatt’s World

More tales from the world of the Abercrombie’s “First Law” books, a new collection of lyrical fantasy tales from Aiken, the latest entry in Brooke’s stand-alone series, Cronin’s much-anticipated trilogy conclusion, a beloved Beast

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, February 7, 2014

Coming-of-age memoir, a raunchy laugh from Delaney, a must for football fans, early Franzen, the face of grief, Kent’s fans will love this Western, historical fiction, more from J.R. Ward