Beauty Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Beauty

This is a very interesting re-telling of the fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty", but this is not for children.
Click here to see the rest of this review

There are various references to other tales throughout the book. It's part fantasy, part science-fiction, time-travel and saving the world.

It's brilliant, I read it at one sitting, I just couldn't put it down.

Annette Gisby, author of "Silent Screams".
The review of this Book prepared by Annette Gisby

Chapter Analysis of Beauty

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   part earth & part fantasy world Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   guardian of justice Time Travel:    -   into past and future equally Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission Kind of alteration:    -   exotic/alien torture for major character Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female If magical mental powers:    -   can see into the future


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   19th century    -   18th century    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times    -   near future (later in 21st century)    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like Beauty

Sheri S. Tepper Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian