Today’s post is something I saw while reading Amber Elise’s Du Livre blog. While I was never tagged to do this post, I’m hoping to put up a few tags every month and considering Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney movie of all time, I was surprised I hadn’t done this before.
Interested to see what book live up to Beauty and the Beast? Keep on reading to find out my thoughts and opinions.
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Oh, what a guy, Gaston! – A villain you can’t help but love
I could be predictable and list villains like Katharine, Sauron, or Voldemort, but I am going to try to be as clever as possible when I go with Carolyn from The Library at Mount Char. Yes, she is technically the protagonist of the novel but she is just so devious that by the end of reading The Library at Mount Char I couldn’t help but not think of her as the villain.
Here’s where she meets Prince Charming – Your OTP
Why is it that every book tag includes this question? I want to be different, to not say Feyre and Rhysand from A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2), but I honestly kind of glaze over for these type of questions so that is the answer I am going to stick with.
I want much more than this provincial life – A character that’s destined for bigger things
Etta Spencer from the Passenger series by Alexandra Bracken. I mean, she literally has the ability to cross centuries, so to say she is destined for bigger things is an understatement. Bonus, you could change Etta for Nicholas Carter, also from the Passenger series, and the rule applies.
Be our Guest – A book that makes you hungry
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. I mean, this series has an unofficial cookbook and three separate places to venture to to try the food so while re-reading I couldn’t help but crave Bertie Bott’s, Butterbeer, and chocolate frogs.
Beauty and the Beast – Opposites attract
Yeva and Eovan from Hunted by Meagan Spooner, review here. Hunted is a Beauty and the Beast retelling, appropriate for the purposes of this post, and by the end of the novel you can’t help but realize why you loved Belle and the Beast’s relationship back when you were a kid.
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Now usually this is where the tag would end, but Beatrice at DreamlandBooks added extra questions when she did her tag, so I’m going to answer those too!
But there’s something in him that I simply didn’t see – A character who’s more than they appear
Tom from All My Friends are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman. While he is surrounded by superheroes Tom can’t help but feeling like he just doesn’t belong. However, by the end of this novel both Tom and the reader realize there is more than meets the eye as far as this character is concerned.
I was innocent and certain, now I’m wiser but unsure – A book that changed you in some way
Either Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling or To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I talk at length about why these books are always the ones I choose for these type of questions in a post here.
Kill the Beast! – A book you picked up because of hype
The last book I picked up due to the hype it was getting in the YA literary world was The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, review here. While I thoroughly enjoyed the novel I wouldn’t say it was entirely worth the hype.
I’ll never shake away the pain – A book or moment that always makes you cry
While it gets a lot of flack, sometimes from me, I will never not cry while reading the last 50 or so pages of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. While the romance may be problematic, the grief shed by Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters hits my water works every damn time.
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And those are my answers for the Beauty and the Beast Book Tag. Want to answer the questions but haven’t been tagged? Take this as me tagging you and leave a comment or link to your post below!