Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

Rose Daughter - Robin McKinley

This is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  The human characters were beautifully written and the story enjoyable.  However, the rose-gardening sections got a bit tedious and the Beast was a bit dull.  I like roses and gardening, but not that much.  Using manure from a unicorn was definately an interesting (and amusing) use of unicorns.


I much preferred the retellings by T. Kingfisher (Bryony and Roses) and Melanie Karsak (Beauty and Beastly).