Book Tag Tuesdays | Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Oh where has the day gone? I had been hoping to get this one done before midnight, buuut my night owl tendencies have taken over. So here I am, once again, completing my post in the dead of night, with only the crickets as my company.

Nah, just kidding. My roommate’s up right now losing her s*** over Young Justice (it’s amazing) and I’m just over here sitting with a smug smile, but also a heart full of glee because I get to do this tag!

Many thanks to the lovely Gretchen over @ ChicNerdReads for tagging me! Please visit her gorgeous blog and be amazed at her amazingness! (Can you tell I’ve been up for a while?). This wonderful tag was created by Kirsty over @ Kirsty and The Cat Read. Pretty please check out her lovely blog, too!


1. “TALE AS OLD AS TIME” – A POPULAR THEME, TROPE OR SETTING YOU WILL NEVER GET BORED OF READING.

Kaz Brekker and Rhysand. Need I say more? Just like Ms. Gretchen, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of them bad boys. It’s always the misunderstood ones that turn out to be the best ones. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

2. BELLE – A BOOK YOU BOUGHT FOR IT’S BEAUTIFUL COVER THAT’S JUST AS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE TOO

I thought I was done with Cassandra Clare, seeing as I had never finished the Mortal Instruments (but I DID read the Infernal Devices). But then…

Lady Midnight

I saw this cover in the store and gravitated to it like a moth to a flame. I couldn’t resist. My cash dropped out my wallet faster than my GPA during sophomore year. And you know what? It was worth the money. This book is probably Clare’s best.

3. BEAST – A BOOK YOU DIDN’T EXPECT MUCH FROM BUT PLEASANTLY SURPRISED YOU.

Before I Fall

I had only heard about Lauren Oliver after people ranted and raved about Delirium. But I picked up Before I Fall first because I thought I should try reading more contemporaries. I wasn’t expecting much. I sort of glanced at the synopsis and quickly concluded it was like Groundhog Day. And even though it was, this book still held quite an impact. It’s some heavy stuff, but lord did it make me start thinking about my actions and how it might affect others. This book had weight and that’s what I like, no love, about it.

4. GASTON – A BOOK EVERYONE LOVES THAT YOU DON’T

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This book is tragic…tragically bad.

5. LEFOU – A LOYAL SIDEKICK YOU CAN’T HELP BUT LOVE MORE THAN THEIR COUNTER PART.

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Honestly, I could have done without Thomas. I really didn’t like him as the MC. But you best believe I loved me some Chuck. He was so adorable and was sooooo much more likable than most, if not all, of the other characters (except Newt, of course).

6. MRS POTTS, CHIP, LUMIER & COGSWORTH – A BOOK THAT HELPED YOU THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME OR THAT TAUGHT YOU SOMETHING VALUABLE

Bloomability

This was my feel good book when I was younger. When I was feeling down, this book would pick me right back up. It had an overwhelming sense of hope that brightened my day and made me look forward to all the “bloomabilities” life has to offer.

7. “SOMETHING THERE” – A BOOK OR A SERIES THAT YOU WEREN’T INTO AT FIRST BUT PICKED UP TOWARDS THE END.

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I did NOT like the first book to this series. I didn’t like ANY of the characters and the story was a mess. I bought it, read it, and let it sit on my shelves for two years before I worked up the interest to continue on with the series. I’m so glad I did though. It’s not the best series out there, but it does get hella entertaining by the third book. And Irial remains to be one of my favorite bad boys, right up there with Kaz and Rhys.

8. “BE OUR GUEST” – A FICTIONAL CHARACTER YOU’D LOVE TO HAVE OVER FOR DINNER

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Photo Cred – Kevin Wada and Leigh Bardugo

Is it just me or does having Jesper over for dinner (specifically Christmas or Thanksgiving) seem like one of the best ideas to ever be created on this good, green earth?


My Wonderful Tagees:

Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars

Megan @ bookslayerReads

Sammie @ Bookshelves and Biros

Giovanna @ Book Coma

Diana @ Diana Prince Reviews


Extra Content: My Favorite Beauty and the Beast Concept Art

Source for all images found here

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29 thoughts on “Book Tag Tuesdays | Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

    1. Thank you! And I highly recommend most of these books (except Captive Prince), especially Before I Fall and Lady Midnight. I LOVED Lady Midnight. It’s in my top five reads of 2016 so far (right up there with SoC, Crooked Kingdom, ACOMAF, and Illuminae)

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  1. Kaz and Rhys, yes!!!!!!!!!!!! I love them! I definitely agree with your choice, Before I Fall also surprised me. It was my first Lauren Oliver book and made me fall in love with her writing. That book had a deep message, will you be watching the movie?
    JESPER!!! I think he would be pretty fun to be around. Loved your concept art ❤

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    1. I was so happy I picked up Before I Fall. It was definitely one of my favorite summer reads, besides ACOMAF, of course. I completely forgot about the movie but I think I might try to catch it. I think a seven part series might have been better though, just to avoid another Groundhog Day or Edge of Tomorrow movie lol. And can you imagine having Jesper around? He’d probably bring Wylan, too! LOL ❤ And thank you!

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  2. Oh my god, I was JUST talking to my friend about how much I ADORE Beauty and the Beast when you tagged me! Thank you so much for your perfect timing ❤ Also, that concept art is absolutely breathtaking. Excellent choices for each category as well!!

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  3. Thank you for the tag! The concept art is BEAUTIFUL. I did this tag a few months ago so I’ll probably give it a miss, but I adore your answers. 🙂 I think Lady Midnight is such a gorgeous looking book too – especially the dipped blue pages! Thank God the story inside lived up to the cover haha.

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    1. Of course! And isn’t it?! I fell in love the moment I saw them. And thank you! I’m so happy with Lady Midnight. It’s definitely one of my favorite reads this year 😀 I’m so relieved it was that good. But ACOMAF, the Six of Crows duology, and Illuminae might have it beat for now haha

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      1. Gorgeous! Same here. I need the second one to come out now – I hate the waiting! So desperate to find out what happens to Emma and Julian too, but knowing Clare she’ll drag it out for three books like the sweet, evil author she is. 😂 Haha! I think ACOMAF has just edged it for me…!

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      2. I really hope nothing terrible happens to either of them. I really really really like Julian. But I also love Mark and I kind of want him to stay with Kieran lol. And you’re so right. She’ll drag it out, but I’m ready for the emotional roller coaster. As long as nothing happens to Magnus Bane, I think I’ll be okay LOL.

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      3. I really like him too. He reminds me of Jem a little bit, as opposed to characters like Jace or Will! He’s got a bit more of that sensitivity at the surface and I love the fact that Clare made him a painter. Haha yes! I agree. I’m all for more M/M couples in YA fantasy. Lol – I think that is something we can all agree on. Long live Magnus! 😀

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      4. Oh god, I freaking love Jem. I read The Infernal Devices just for Jem after a point. I never really saw the appeal of Will, tbh. But yes, he’s so much more sensitive than the other characters she’s given us thus far (except Jem of course). And yes I totally agree. I’m so glad so many more YA authors are offering up M/M and W/W relationships now 😀 I can’t wait for her to expand on Magnus’ relationship with Alex (something seemed to be going on there)! Mark and Kieran, too! (P.S. Sorry for taking so long to respond. My month has been a living hell for the past few weeks LOL)

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      5. I AM SO TERRIBLE! Sorry for the ridiculously slow reply. Especially on a comment about Jem! ❤ I like them both, but for totally different reasons. I guess Will is the quintessential bad boy/tortured soul and that's kind of appealing in one way, but Jem's gentle nature and quiet intelligence also holds it's own appeal. Argh, Cassie Clare definitely makes it hard to choose – I don't blame Tessa one bit hahaha! Absolutely – I think it's definitely something we need more of, especially for young readers who might be exploring their sexuality or feeling really alone when it comes to understanding how they feel. So exciting! Come on, 2017! x

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      6. No it’s okay, Sammie! Haha, I understand the struggle of being extremely busy. At first I was really unimpressed with Will, but he grew on me. By that point, though, I was already on team Jem haha. But I was perfectly understanding of Tessa’s situation and I was so glad she got to spend a good amount of time with both the loves of her long life! Clare definitely worked her magic on that one. I almost feel like even SHE had a hard time choosing which guy was a better match for Tessa, so she let her live out her life with the two of them LOL. And definitely. I love how open-minded and progressive Clare’s works are. I’m looking forward to the next book to see how all the relationships work out! Bring on 2017!

        *Also, I’ve been trying to leave comments on your blog recently but the comments don’t show up. So, I’m thinking my comments might be falling into your spam box. Please check and let me know! I’m not ignoring you, I swear LOL!

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      7. I know exactly what you mean – he’s very much the quintessential bad boy to begin with but then Clare starts to peel away his layers and he becomes a bit more likable. Haha! I am on Team BOTH. It can’t be helped. Definitely! It’s such a lovely ending to what was quite an angsty series lol. For sure – she seems to get better in this regard as time goes on, as well. I can’t wait for Lord of Shadows! Oh I’d never think you’re ignoring me don’t you worry – I checked my spam and there were about 7 messages from you in there haha! It must have looked like I was ignoring you, instead! WordPress is silly, sometimes. Grr!

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      8. I bet there’s so many ppl who are team both too haha 😀 Such great characters. And I forgot the next one was called that. Thanks for reminding me! I can add it to my TBR now 😀 And I’m sorry I left so many messages. I was so confused when the comments didn’t show up. I didn’t realize I might be in spam jail until the 4th message 😂😂 But the problem’s all fixed now so no more spam for me! Thanks for checking your spam box though 😀 And no, I knew you wouldn’t purposely ignore me haha. You always answer back, even if it takes some time LOL ❤

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  4. What a great tag idea! I love B&B! Completely agree about Wicked Lovely and I love Jesper, anything Six of Crows related and I’m on board.

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    1. It was a really fun tag to do! You’re welcome to do it! I’d love to see your answers 😀 Six of Crows is seriously one of the best YAs out there right now! Best characters ever!

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