Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

With the recent release of the live action Disney version of Beauty and the Beast in theatres, starring Emma Watson as Belle, I was inspired to do the 1991 Disney animated version of Beauty and the Beast’s book tag, which was invented by Kirsty and the Cat Read.

There are several popular themes I will never get tired of reading:

  1. Princesses
  2. Elemental magic
  3. Gothic (by Gothic I mean traditional Gothic with a young *virginal girl trapped in a *castle by an older *lecherous man.)

*optional, can obviously be changed to suit the story.

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan. I love spacey covers because they use colours I find attractive, you know in nebulae and galaxies and stuff, so I bought Glow pretty much for its cover and was pleased it was a really awesome read with a really wonderful protagonist.

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard was an unsolicited review book, and those are all pretty much hit or miss with me because I don’t request them, but I fell head over heels for it, it was such a wonderful, personal story that really touched me.

I can’t stand The Mortal Instrument series or anything that Cassandra Clare writes. I also don’t read John Green.

OK, so technically, even though Vampire Academy is told from Rose’s point of view, she’s kind of Lissa’s sidekick, because Lissa is the princess. So I love Rose ore than Lissa. Lissa’s still pretty awesome, this question was just hard to answer.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. It taught me that sometimes it’s OK to let go.

I’m using the TV series adaptation here, because I know it’s very different to the books, but I recently started watching The 100 after not being interested for several years. I was mistaken, the TV show is VERY VERY GOOD.

I’d love to have someone intelligent, passionate and if it’s a guy, sexy over for dinner. So for a girl guest I pick Sydney from Bloodlines, because she has the ability to talk about anything and would make for fabulous conversations and if all else fails, can do a bit of magic. And for a guy guest I pick Valek from Poison Study, and since he used to be a food taster I’d make him guess every ingredient my husband put in the dinner, because obviously my husband cooked, since I’m a terrible cook.


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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