Book Review: Beauty and the Beast – Lost in a Book

Book Review: Beauty and the Beast – Lost in a BookBeauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly
on January 31st 2017
Pages: 352
Reading Challenges: Coyer Summer Reading List

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 has 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.

This was an interesting book to read. It was not necessarily a retelling of the original, but more of a side story to go along with the story.

I really liked being able to “see” a little more of the Beast and wanted to see more of that. I would definitely like to find a book that would help me with that.

I thought it was cute and very smooth to read. I would definitely recommend it to others – those who like Beauty and the Beast and those who like retellings, as well as those who just like good books.

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