Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hottie and the Beast- YA Highway

I had lots of fun with Alex's Genre Favorites blogfest on Monday.  It was great to read what everybody's favorites were.  And I met lots of new people.  Thanks Alex!

Today I'm participating in YA Highway's Road trip Wednesday.

This Week's Topic is: In honor of this month's Bookmobile book, Marissa Meyer's CINDER, name a fable or story you'd like to see a retelling of. If you're feeling creative, come up with a premise of your own!

This was surprisingly difficult.  There are just so many retellings of fairy tales out there that I couldn't come up with anything good.  Then Jess and I were talking and she gave me an idea.

  Hottie and the Beast

Gorgeous and brainy Josh Martin, an astrophysics student at Stanford University, discovers a portal to a new world.  He can't resist exploring it, but while in this strange land he is abducted by a monstrous woman with a dragon-like head and talons for hands.  He's dragged back to her enchanted lair and discovers there is something more to her than simple beastliness.

He finds himself falling for her and decides he must find a way to tame her wild side.      

What do ya think?  Well I'd better get writing!  What fairy tale would you retell?

Have a great day!

Kathy :)


  1. Make the woman a beast? Nice twist.
    Glad you had fun with the blogfest!

  2. Your idea has a lot of potential, Kathy. My story combines a couple of fairy tales, one of them being "Beauty and the Beast." However, while the original story has the internal ugliness of the prince symbolized by his physical ugliness, I kept my beast's ugliness internal, and gave her a not-particularly-handsome, but nice-on-the-inside prince. I like twisting things around like that. :)

  3. You should totally write that as a YA fantasy. I would read that.

  4. I love the notion of flipping this story on its head and making the girl the beast instead. Fantastic! You should definitely consider writing this. :)

  5. I like this idea, *especially* because since the 'hottie' is in a different world, the beastly girl might find him kinda repulsive, too. Her idea of hot might might be razor sharp claws and the ability to breath fire. Neat twist!

  6. Hottie and the beast! I love it!! I do like the role reversal as well, think that's a great twist!

  7. Alex- Thanks I thought it might be fun to make a beastly woman character.

    Colin- Your idea sounds great too. I like the thought of a not too handsome prince.

    Jaime- Thanks, I might try writing it after I finish editing my current project.

    Nickie- Yeah I'm not yet sure what qualities the beast will want in her man.

    Samantha- Thanks!