Blog Tour + Giveaway: Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis Book Look + Giveaway

I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for Mindy McGinnis’s newest book, Given to the Sea.  Last year, The Female of the Species ended up being one of my favorite contemporary reads of the year so, naturally, Given to the Sea has been one of my most anticipated 2017 releases.  This time around, Mindy is delving in the world of fantasy and she’s tackling another important social issue- a female’s obligation to reproduce. Here’s a synopsis of the story (Let me know if you also get Moana songs stuck in your head when you read the plot summary!):

Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But before she’s allowed to dance – an uncontrollable twitching of the limbs that will carry her to the shore in a frenzy – she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match.

Vincent is third in line to inherit his throne, royalty in a kingdom where the old linger and the young inherit only boredom. When Khosa arrives without an heir he knows his father will ensure she fulfills her duty, at whatever cost. Torn between protecting the throne he will someday fill, and the girl whose fate is tied to its very existence, Vincent’s loyalty is at odds with his heart.

Dara and Donil are the last of the Indiri, a native race whose dwindling magic grows weaker as the island country fades. Animals cease to bear young, creatures of the sea take to the land, and the Pietra – fierce fighters who destroyed the Indiri a generation before – are now marching from their stony shores for the twin’s adopted homeland, Stille.

Witt leads the Pietra, their army the only family he has ever known. The stone shores harbor a secret, a growing threat that will envelop the entire land – and he will conquer every speck of soil to ensure the survival of his people.

The tides are turning in Stille, where royals scheme, Pietrans march, and the rising sea calls for its Given. 

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Given to the Sea

 

Given to the Sea Book Look by superspacechick

It was so much fun putting together this book look! I love beach inspired fashion and now that Spring weather is finally on its way here, finding these pieces was a real treat! The long blue dress reminds me of Khosa’s gorgeous gown on the cover and then I pulled accessories that tie into the colors of the sea as well as the gold typography.  If you’re interested in buying anything in the look, you can click on the Polyvore link above for details!

Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis (ARV: $17.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on April 3, 2017 and 12:00 AM on April 24, 2017.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about April 26, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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Tour Schedule

Week One:

April 3 – Brittany’s Book Rambles – Author Guest Post

April 4 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Reasons to Read Mindy’s Books

April 5 – Mundie Moms – Review & Favorite Quotes

April 6SuperSpaceChick – 5 Reasons to Read Given to the Sea

April 7Fiction Fare – Author Q&A

 

Week Two:

April 10Alexa Loves Books – Bookish Style File

April 11Good Choice Reading – Author Q&A

April 12Oh the Book Feels – Given to the Sea Pinterst Board

April 13Bookworm Everlasting – Review

April 14Dark Faerie Tales – Author Q&A

 

Week Three:

April 17The Young Folks – Author Q&A

April 18Once Upon a Twilight – Review

April 19The Hardcover Lover – Given to the Sea Mood Board

April 20Bibliophile Gathering – Review

April 21YA Wednesdays – Author Guest Post

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READING CHALLENGE WRAP UP: MARCH 2017

Welcome to my reading challenges recap for 2017!  This is a monthly post where I’ll be updating my progress throughout the year by challenge so you (and I) can see a breakdown of what I’ve read and which goals those books apply to.  I’m always open to suggestions in the comments as well! If you’re interested in learning more about any of the challenges below, you can view my sign-up post!

Goal: 75

Read so far: 31… thinking I’ll be upping my Goodreads goal

Books Read: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi, Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers, By Your Side by Kasie West, Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, Wires and Nerves by Marissa Meyer, When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by JK Rowling, My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Favorite read of the month:

Oh man this is way to hard. March was such an exceptional reading month for me!

Goal: 40

Read so far: 8

Favorite Read of the month: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices #1)

Goal: 21+

Read so far: 7

Favorite read of the month: TIE: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon & My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Goal: 1-30

Read so far: 7

Favorite read of the month: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Goal: 20

Read so far: 6

Favorite read of the month: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (are you sensing a pattern here too?)

Goal: 30

Read so far: 23

Favorite Read of the monthLady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – Still killing the RockMyTBR challenge!

Goal: 51-75 points

Points so far: 36 points

Favorite read of the monthMortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

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A Court of Thorns and Roses Wrap-up Post + Giveaway

Welcome to the first wrap up post which is part of the A Court of Thorns and Roses re-read organized by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cristina of Girl in the Pages and myself!

  1. What were the differences between your first and second experiences reading A Court of Thorns and Roses?

Well, the most obvious difference is that my initial impressions of Tamlin have been completely changed.  When I first read A Court of Thorns and Roses, I was so enchanted by the Spring Court and everything going on there.  By the end of the book, I already had my suspicions that Rhysand would play a bigger role, but I never expected to love him more than any other male character in any book series in existence.  This time around, it was pretty evident that Tamlin is a possessive fae with no regard for female freedom.  Some of the lines that he said that stuck out to me most are “So, if Feyre can’t be bothered to listen to orders, then I can’t be held accountable for the consequences.”  He also says “No, I don’t want you to live somewhere else.  I want you here, where I can look after you- where I can come home and know you’re here, painting and safe.” The first statement comes off as completely rapey and the second proves that he doesn’t care what Feyre wants, he just wants her to be his female accessory to the throne.  I also loved the beginning conversation between Lucien and Feyre where she says that if she were fae, she would fit in with the weaker servants and he doesn’t disagree… boy are they in for a surprise!

  1. What parallels can you draw between ACOTAR and Beauty and the Beast?

The are several parallels to be drawn between A Court of Thorns and Roses and Beauty and the Beast.  My favorite of which being the curse in the Spring Court.  Amarantha tricked Tamlin and his court into attending a masquerade ball and since then, no one has been able to remove their mask (except for Tamlin who can shapeshift into a beast which frees him).  I had forgotten that Lucien is stuck in a fox mask but it makes sense since that’s my favorite animal and he was my favorite character in ACOTAR.  Another parallel is the fact that Tamlin takes Feyre away from her family and her old life.  He “saves” her from the life she’s been leading, all the while keeping her as a captor in his own home.  Feyre ends up falling in love with him despite their beginning just like in Beauty and the Beast.

  1. What aspect(s) of the world building in ACOTAR is your favorite?  What world building elements do you hope to see expanded upon in ACOWAR that have not been explored yet?

My favorite part of the world-building is the world of Prythian in general! I live for all of the different descriptions of the courts and the events that take place in them.  Between A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury, we’ve gotten a pretty good idea of the way things are run in the Spring Court, the Night Court and the Summer Court so I’m really hoping for more information about the Autumn Court, the Winter Court, the Dawn Court and the Day Court.  I feel like I already have a clear vision of them in my head based on the names, but I want to get to know the characters running them and see how they’ll play into the eventual war.

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Tea & Book Chat: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (Dark Artifices #1)

Personal Thoughts:  If you watch my YouTube channel at all, you’ll know that I spent a lot of last year catching up on the extensive backlist of Cassandra Clare’s world of Shadowhunters in anticipation of Lady Midnight.  I thought I had been all caught up until Tale From the Shadowhunter Academy came out of seemingly nowhere and I begrudgingly read that one as well before finally reaching for the first Dark Artifices book.  I’ve had a rocky relationship with the Shadowhunters books (I didn’t love The Mortal Instruments until City of Heavenly Fire, I lived for The Infernal Devices, and the short stories are always hit or miss to me) but I’ve definitely found a new favorite in Lady Midnight.  I’m glad I’ll be all caught up for the release of Lord of Shadows because I have so many questions!

Plot Summary:  Lady Midnight takes place five years after the events of City of Heavenly Fire unfold at the Shadowhunter Institute in Los Angeles.  We meet the new cast of characters in CoHF, an endearing family of Blackthorns, some with ties to the fae, and the middle Blackthorn Julian’s sassy best friend Emma Carstairs.  Julian and Emma become parabati in the short stories preceding Lady Midnight and we find them on their home turf as mysterious murders start plaguing LA.  Emma has reason to believe that the recent murders are tied to that of her parents which occurred five years prior and were blamed on Sebastian but the Clave is uninterested in hearing any other theories so the gang takes it upon themselves to start investigating with an unlikely ally.

Critique:  GUSH. I loved Lady Midnight.  I am so happy that I read everything else prior to picking this one up because there are SO many references to earlier storylines, characters in the previous series and little Easter eggs that wouldn’t have meant anything to me had I not had that emotional attachment to their history.  Does Lady Midnight work as a standalone series? Yes, you do not *need* to read everything else but I would highly recommend it.  I cannot even express how much I love the Blackthorn family.  They are now second to only the Weasley’s in my heart.  Teenage Julian has spent his life from twelve years old and beyond acting as the father to all of his younger siblings and covering for his not-all-there uncle as head of the LA Institute.  He’s shouldered more responsibility than any young person should ever have to deal with and he handles everything with such a level head.  Emma is now my second favorite female in the Shadowhunter realm (Tessa holding the top spot).  Her love for Julian and her love for the kids she helped raise combined with her no-nonsense attitude is something to be admired.  Emma and Julian both do everything they can for the people they love and they’re completely in tune with each other, which is why in theory they would be the perfect parabati.  But, parabati falling in love with one another is strictly forbidden by Shadowhunter law with no explanation as to why (the law is hard but it is the law).  For a pair of teens who suffered a traumatic experience together, took on parental roles of Julian’s brother and sisters, and made a rash decision to become parabati so they would never be separated, you can bet there’s some major conflict as they start to discover the feelings they’ve been suppressing for each other.  Then there’s also the lovable Cristina, who is the Shadowhunter equivalent of studying abroad at the LA Institute while simultaneously running from a past that she’s not yet ready to discuss.  As with all Shadowhunter books, we also run into vampires, faeries, warlocks and more.  Part of what makes Lady Midnight stand out from the other sets of Shadowhunter stories is that Cassandra Clare doesn’t need to rebuild the world.  We’re all so familiar with it at this point that the main focus is on the characters and the story she’s crafting.  Plus, the character cameos from other series just sent my heart fluttering like mad!  I could go on and on but I’ll just say that I really loved this book and I have so many questions after everything that went down.  My conspiracy theories are running wild with me and I need Lord of Shadows in my life as soon as possible.

Do I Recommend?:  So much yes! I really really really recommend you make yourself push through all the previous books though.  I don’t think this one will resonate as much if you don’t have the emotional attachment to certain characters or the Shadowhunter lore to guide you through the current state of their world.

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Tea & Book Chat: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (Themis Files #1)

Personal Thoughts:  As you may remember from my Dark Matter review, I’ve been focusing on reading more adult books this year, particularly sci-fi and fantasy.  After binge-watching the first season in The Expanse series, I had a craving for more sci-fi and I didn’t yet want to fill it with Leviathan Wakes (although that is the next adult sci-fi book atop my TBR).  I landed on Sleeping Giants because 1) that cover! 2) that cover without the dust jacket! and 3) Penguin was kind enough to send me the second book in the series, Waking Gods, which is being released on April 4th so I thought this would be a good time to catch up! And FYI because I know you’re curious, Waking Gods also has a beautiful cover with an sans dust jacket.  (But question! If you know whether this series is a duology, trilogy or series, please let me know! I only see two books listed on goodreads but early reviewers seem to be saying that the second book ends on a cliffhanger).

Plot Summary:  It’s almost difficult to summarize the plot of Sleeping Giants because it’s such a strange story.  It begins with a prologue about a young girl at her birthday party who wants nothing more than to sneak off and use her new bike.  Once she does so, she bikes into the woods, only to crash and land in a really strange room atop a giant metallic hand.  Seventeen years later, the mystery of the giant hand is no closer to being solved and the young girl grows up to be a physicist who takes over as the leader in learning the origins of the hand.

Critique:  Sleeping Giants is told through a series of case files, each one documenting an interview between a nameless and mysterious interviewer and various members of the hand team, government officials and a couple of other people of interest.  The intrigue is real in this book as the team lead by Rose Franklin, works to decode the otherworldly symbols and learn more about the origins and metal used in crafting the giant hand with an unlimited amount of government funding and an incredibly tangled web of countries vying for control of such an anomaly.  While the air of mystery surrounding literally everything (the narrator, the hand, why the team chosen is qualified) kept me interested from start to finish, I did feel that it was a bit challenging to connect with the characters since we really only get a limited view of their psyche through the answers to the questions they’re asked (with the exception of a handful of journal entries, all of which the characters know are being monitored so there’s not much free thinking going on there either).  I totally understand that this is a “bigger picture” kind of story and the characters are mostly replaceable with the exception of the narrator but it was still missing any kind of human connection that I could get behind.  When the story ended, I left feeling almost as clueless as I had at it’s beginning which is why I am eager to start Waking Gods but also nervous that it won’t answer all of my burning questions!

Do I Recommend?:  If you like adult sci-fi, then I do! I think Sleeping Giants is definitely worth a read and it will keep your mind reeling with questions and thinking on a global and solar system wide level.  But if you prefer character driven tales, I would steer clear.

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Tea & Book Chat: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Personal Thoughts: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon was high upon my list for most anticipated contemporary releases in 2017 so when a beautiful red box containing the ARC and some other goodies arrived at my house, I was physically jumping up and down.  It was the best surprise to come home to!  Like most of the book community, I have been making an effort to read more diversely and I became particularly interested in When Dimple Met Rishi when I learned that it featured two Indian protagonists who are computer programming nerds.  Consider me sold! (PS. Every single time I look at the beautiful cover I find myself craving an iced coffee.)

Plot Summary: When Dimple Met Rishi follows two Indian protagonists at a computer programming summer camp as they struggle with balancing the expectations their parents put upon them with finding their own happiness.  The pair end up at the program for two hugely different reasons- Dimple is a complete and total computer programming nerd.  She’s going to Stanford in the Fall for programming and she basically lives and breathes computers.  She sees this opportunity as the chance to meet her programming idol, start making a name for herself early on in her field and escape her mother’s incessant nagging that she find the Ideal Indian Husband.  Then there’s Rishi, a kind hearted guy who packs his bags and heads to San Francisco to meet his potential future wife.  As it turns out, Rishi and Dimple’s parents thought they could be a good match and Rishi, who is all about traditions and pleasing his parents, sets out in the hopes of meeting the girl he’ll marry.

Critique: I’m happy to say that When Dimple Met Rishi not only lived up to the hype for me, but also far surpassed it.  The book is told in dual perspectives, from both Dimple and Rishi, which allowed the reader to get two very polarizing views of the same culture.  I love both Dimple and Rishi equally and as much as I disliked some of the side characters, they added so much to the overall story.  There were a ton of moments where I was laughing at the dialogue, the situations and the awkwardness of everything occurring.  Rishi is the sweetest, most adorkable male love interest and his optimism and self confidence are so admirable.  Then there’s loud, outspoken Dimple who is a force to be reckoned with.  She’s so sure of herself, her vision for her future and the misogynistic boundaries others have tried to place on her.  Seeing the two of them open up to one another and let the best of their personalities positively influence the other one is such a joy (especially after their catastrophic first encounter).  The way that Menon perfected such complex relationships and seamlessly wove Indian culture into the story makes it difficult to believe that When Dimple Met Rishi could possibly be a debut novel.  The friendship dynamic between Dimple and Celia who decide to be roommates but end up having completely incompatible sets of friends and how they handle it is something I would love to see more of in YA. And of course, the whole reason they’re in San Fran, the competition to develop the most promising app, kept me hooked the entire time.

Do I Recommend?: Absolutely! When Dimple Met Rishi is such a heartwarming and real contemporary story and I’m so excited for it to be released into world so we can all talk about how much we adore these characters!  I’ll also most definitely be picking up any future books that Sandhya Menon writes!

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Life Lately Update Post

Hi all! This is going to be a kind of rambling post since I feel like I’ve neglected my blog for the past week! The funny thing is, I have like 8 book reviews sitting in my drafts but I’ve been too lazy / busy to take photos for them so this is what you’re getting instead :-)  First of all, HOW AMAZING IS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST?!?!?! I cannot even tell you how much I loved the new live action adaptation.  It’s easily one of my favorite Disney movies ever at this point.  Everything was so glamorous and French! Second of all, I have rainbow bookshelves now! It took A LOT of time and I’m not finished putting everything away yet but looking at these shelves so far gives me a sense of calm (I think because I only used books that are the same height).  I’m worried about adjusting to finding books while I’m filming but I’m sure I’ll pick up on it quickly!  And I moved all of my Harry Potter merchandise to one bookshelf… and it still seems like I don’t have enough space.  Only me!

Next, me, Alexa and Cristina have been doing a re-read of ACOTAR by Sarah J Maas and I just finished yesterday (way ahead of schedule!).  I just couldn’t put it down this time around and my reading experience was completely different knowing what I know about ACOMAF.  It was also the perfect book to read to cure my Beauty and the Beast hangover!  I’m also finally reading the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay and it’s just like seeing the film again<3  I also started a new (hopefully monthly) video series on my channel today- my Bookish Merch Haul!  It basically just shows all the bookish and geeky merchandise I amassed in the past month.  Let me know what you think because I had fun filming it! (Even though it took forever to pull all the links >.<).  I’m also so excited that this week is almost over for me.  I’m off on Friday because I have TWO weddings to attend! I still have to try on my dress which just arrived on Monday… here’s hoping it fits!

And just overall, Andrew and I have finally been eating healthier and I think we’ve both felt better as a result! Spending so much time cooking after work has definitely taken away some free time but as long as I have BookTube to keep my company, it doesn’t seem like such a chore.  And speaking of eating healthy, I’m pretty excited that Spring and ice cream season are upon us.  Despite the random cold weather, I’m hopeful that we’ll transition into those 70 degree days I’ve been longing for! What have you been up to lately?

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Tea & Book Chat: By Your Side by Kasie West

Personal Thoughts: I have yet to read a Kasie West book that I don’t fall utterly in love with so reading By Your Side was a complete no-brainer.  I’ve heard people talking about it and saying that it didn’t quite capture the magic of the rest of her backlist but I completely disagree.  I actually would rank By Your Side as my second or third favorite book of hers.  I loved that in addition to all of the swoons, she touched upon a much more sensitive topic that I relate to greatly.  That being anxiety.  That and the premise of a girl getting locked in a library with a cute guy was more than enough to push it to the top of my TBR upon it’s debut.

Plot Summary:  By a string of unlucky (or lucky?) circumstances, Autumn finds herself locked in a library over a three day weekend while the rest of her friend group has fled to the mountains for one long party.  At first, Autumn thinks she’s alone but she quickly realizes that there’s someone else “trapped” in there with her.  His name is Dax and he’s a cute loner boy who everyone knows of for having gone to juvie.  On top of being stuck with Dax, Autumn also has to keep her anxiety under control so she can survive until the librarians come in on Tuesday morning and free them from this nightmare.

Critique:  As I stated above, I really loved this one! I thought Autumn was such a great character and I really loved the way she handled herself.  I found her to be extremely relatable in regard to her anxiety disorder (having an attack, not being able to stop it from happening even when she recognizes it coming, and needing to leave wherever she is to get fresh air and deal with it).  Autumn seems perfect on the outside, she hasn’t even told any of her friends about what she struggles with and she’s constantly worried about letting them down so she agrees to events that she knows will trigger her.  Then there’s handsome misunderstood Dax.  After their time together locked in the library, they forge a special bond but they both have other things going on in their lives that need to get sorted out before they can see if being together is even an option.  I’ve heard others say that the locked in a library scenario was underused which I suppose I can see but I think it was done well (because really, if Autumn and Dax had just read for three days straight that wouldn’t make much of an interesting story for the reader).  I found myself rooting for Autumn in every area of her life (romantically, friend-wise and with family) and I just feel like I really bonded with her among the pages.  I would honestly be disappointed every time my train ride would come to an end because I didn’t want to put down this book!

Do I Recommend?: I think that’s a pretty obvious yes! Kasie West is one of my favorite contemporary authors and so far she can do no wrong as far as I can see!

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A Court of Thorns and Roses + A Court of Mist and Fury Re-Read Event!

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Sarah J. Maas’s books but the A Court of Thorns and Roses series has an especially strong hold on my heart.  I immediately fell in love with the characters and the story, even more quickly then I came love Throne of Glass and I count it among my favorite series of all time (it’s probably tied for third with The Raven Cycle, right after Harry Potter and The Kingkiller Chronicles).  During this year’s LoveAThon, Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cristina of Girl in the Pages and I found ourselves gushing about our love of Prythian and we decided that an ACOTAR re-read must be in order prior to the release of ACOWAR.  And since we know how much we love the series, we assumed there would be other readers in the same boat as us so we wanted to open up our buddy read to all who are interested in participating!

This post is an introduction / invitation detailing the event!  Below you’ll find our reading schedule and the dates for our wrap up posts for both books (each of which will include a giveaway). We’ll be using the hashtag #acotarSR on all social media when talking about our feels, posting photos and the like (but please be mindful of spoilers for those who have yet to discover the magic!).

READING SCHEDULE

A Court of Thorns and Roses

March 13-19: Chapters 1-15

March 20-26: Chapters 16-30

March 27-April 3: Chapters 31-46

 

A Court of Mist and Fury

April 3-9Part One: The House of Beasts

April 10-20Part Two: The House of Wind

April 21-May 1Part Three: The House of Mist

 

POST SCHEDULE

A Court of Thorns and Roses Wrap-up Post + Giveaway: April 4

A Court of Mist and Fury Wrap-up Post + Giveaway: May 2

And that’s all folks!  We wanted to keep this re-read casual and low stress since we’re mostly doing this because we want to re-read these books before A Court of Wings and Ruin and we know how busy everyone’s schedules are (including our own)! Happy rereading!

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My Beauty & the Beast Collection + Giveaway!

I’m so excited to be hosting such an enormous giveaway thanks to Disney Books! One lucky person is going to win TWENTY BOOKS!! It’s a library worthy of Belle herself :-D  This giveaway comes in conjunction with a video that I’ve been dying to share since the moment I decided to film it.  It’s my full Beauty and the Beast collection!  I decided to share it in anticipation of the live action film which comes out this week!  The book that sparked this giveaway, Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly which is one of several new Beauty and the Beast books (you’ll see some more of them in the video)!  Disney was kind enough to send me my own copy of Lost in a Book and Belle’s Library.  You can read a synopsis of Lost in a Book and Belle’s Library below my video!

Smart, bookish Belle, a captive in the Beast’s castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner, seem within reach again.

The charming and mysterious characters Belle meets within the pages of Nevermore offer her glamorous conversation, a life of dazzling Parisian luxury, and even a reunion she never thought possible. Here Belle can have everything she ever wished for. But what about her friends in the Beast’s castle? Can Belle trust her new companions inside the pages of Nevermore? Is Nevermore’s world even real? Belle must uncover the truth about the book, before she loses herself in it forever.

Disney’s Belle is one of the best fictional bookworms around. But what exactly is on her reading list? In this unique literary journal, enjoy inspiring quotes from some of Belle’s favorite books, as well as her insightful notes and colorful drawings. Includes a forward by noted Disney screenwriter Linda Woolverton.

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