5 « Beauty and the Beast » retelling à ne pas manquer !

Fan du conte classique « La Belle et la Bête » ? Voici cinq réécritures à lire qui sauront combler ton coeur !




Comme tu peux le voir sur la photo ci-dessus, je me suis  récemment fait tatouer une rose à l’effigie de « La Belle et la Bête », mon conte classique favori. À la fois inspirante et magique, la morale de cette histoire m’a toujours beaucoup touchée. Et puis, Belle représente un personnage de la littérature qui m’inspire énormément au quotidien.

Au fil de ma vie de lectrice, j’ai dévoré plusieurs retelling de ce conte, et beaucoup d’entre vous (sur Instagram) m’ont demandé d’en faire un article. Voici donc les 5 romans qui sont, selon moi, les mieux écrits (pardon si la majorité d’entre eux sont en anglais) ! Ils sont classés par ordre de préférence – le dernier n’étant pas mauvais, mais pas un coup de coeur. N’oubliez pas que les goûts sont dans la nature ! N’hésitez donc pas à vous laisser tenter  par l’une de ces recommandations !


1. Hunted, par Meagan Spooner


Résumé :

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast ?

2. Un Palais d’épine et de roses, par Sarah J. Maas

un palais d'épines et de roses

Résumé :

En chassant dans les bois enneigés, Feyre voulait seulement nourrir sa famille. Mais elle a commis l’irréparable en tuant un Fae, et la voici emmenée de force à Prythian, royaume des immortels.

Là-bas, pourtant, sa prison est un palais magnifique et son geôlier n’a rien d’un monstre. Tamlin, un Grand Seigneur Fae, la traite comme une princesse. Et quel est ce mal qui ronge le royaume et risque de s’étendre à celui des mortels ? À l’évidence, Feyre n’est pas une simple prisonnière. Mais comment une jeune humaine d’origine aussi modeste pourrait-elle venir en aide à de si puissants seigneurs ? Sa liberté, en tout cas, semble être à ce prix.


3. A Curse so Dark and Lonely, par Brigid Kemmerer

a curse so dark and lonely

Résumé :

Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s pulled into a magical world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? As she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.


4. The Beast Heart, par Leife Shallcross

the beast heart

Résumé :

I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both. I am the Beast.

He is a broken, wild thing, his heart’s nature exposed by his beastly form. Long ago cursed with a wretched existence, the Beast prowls the dusty hallways of his ruined château with only magical, unseen servants to keep him company—until a weary traveler disturbs his isolation.

Bewitched by the man’s dreams of his beautiful daughter, the Beast devises a plan to lure her to the château. There, Isabeau courageously exchanges her father’s life for her own and agrees to remain with the Beast for a year. But even as their time together weaves its own spell, the Beast finds winning Isabeau’s love is only the first impossible step in breaking free from the curse…


5. Cruel Beauty, par Rosamund Hodge

cruel beauty

Résumé :

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people. But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.


Connaissiez-vous l’un de ces titres ? Lequel vous tente le plus ?


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