Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

Synopsis

Title: Lost in a Book
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Genre: YA/Retelling
My Rating: 5+/5


An original addition to the beloved Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Lost in a Book follows the lonely, bookish Belle as she finds an enchanted book in the Beast’s library called Nevermore that carries her into a glittering new world. There, Belle is befriended by a mysterious countess who offers her the life she’s always dreamed of.
But Nevermore is not what it seems, and the more time Belle spends there, the harder it is to leave. Good stories take hold of us and never let us go, and once Belle becomes lost in this book, she may never find her way out again.
This deluxe hardcover novel expands upon the beautiful story and world seen in the new Walt Disney Studios' film, Beauty and the Beast.





My Thoughts
★★★★★ Stars

Oh.... Oh my gosh.

Astonishing! This has got to be the best retelling I have EVER read. I am in tears.
This book was phenomenal! All retellings I have ever read tend to plat close to the chest and not change very much... or change it all together so the original gets lost. 
But... Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book totally changed AND challenged them all. It's a one of a kind! 

I will say this, I pre-ordered it the SECOND I knew about it. Being a fanatic of Beauty and the Beast there is no possible way I could pass this up. The waiting game drove me insane but it was TOTALLY WORTH IT! I mean it is so epic, even halfway through the book I told my local library they HAD to buy a copy for others to read. 

The story line was unexpected and so different I really didn't think it would work. Boy oh boy. I was wrong. Jennifer Donnelly has some SERIOUS talent. I have a feeling if someone tried to one up this book, they would fail. 

The writing was awesome and flowed so perfectly that there is no way you would want to put it down and if someone made you, you would possibly beat them over the head with the book WHILE reading it. It is just that awesome. Lol

The characters were so strong and so powerful that you bond over a whole new level. Just being smoldering, sexy, sassy like Death. Sweet, charming, and beautiful like Love. Adventurous, strong, and bookwormy like Belle ... I mean the list goes on. Even Beast, Chip, and the rest of the gang is so powerful that you not only feel what they fell, you ARE them. 

Ugh stop reading my review and go by this book! RIGHT NOW! What are you still reading for!? YOU NEED THIS BOOK! Go! Go get it! 

(Also....can I please rate HIGHER than 5 stars! It deserves more!)




Quotes
—"Your always look for the worst in people," said Love reproachfully.
"And I always find it," Death said, [...]

—"Love is not for cowards."

—"Life ends. But love? Love lives forever."

—"Love is so strong, so ferocious, that she frightens even me. Me, Belle. A woman who strolls through battlefields and sick houses. Who takes tea with executioners."

—"If the countess was Death, then Death was a cheat."


2 comments:

  1. Lost in a Book! The title has my full attention <3 So glad to hear you loved the book :) Will pick it up when I get a chance :)

    Uma@Books.Bags.Burgers.

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