I know I am about a year late on this tag but I just couldn’t resist! The Beauty and the Beast live action movie was released a year ago tomorrow so that seems like as good as an excuse as any to do this! I adore Beauty and the Beast, and I know that I am not the only book blogger out there who completely relates to Belle!
I am not sure who created this tag! If you know please tell me in the comments!
a) A villain you can’t help but love:
My answer for this question will always be Jackal from The Blood of Eden series by Julie Kagawa! It is such an underrated series, and Jackal is truly the highlight! He is sarcastic, brilliant, and deep down you know he has a bit of humanity.
b) A book everyone loves but you don’t:
I am going to say Uprooted by Naomi Novik because it seems appropriate as it is a Beauty and the Beast retelling! I found this book quite boring, and I hated Dragon as well as the romance!
BELLE & ADAM
Your favorite One True Pairing (OTP):
I am sure many of you know this already but… Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy! My newest one is Eleanor Oliphant and Raymond, even though it is not clear if they end up together, in my mind they do!
a) A character who is destined for greater things:
Auggie from Wonder by R.J. Palacio! He is a character that has the ability to inspire others! He is also very intelligent, and wants to travel to space. In my mind, that is completely attainable for him!
b) A book you bought for its beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful on the inside, too:
I am totally someone who judges a book by its cover! The book that instantly came to mind was Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore. It was one of my most anticipated books last year even though I knew nothing about it- I had only seen the cover. I am happy to report that story lived up to its gorgeous cover!
A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart:
I mean Hermoine- obviously! A part of me wants to say Mr. Watson but I haven’t even read the books!! I just love the TV show!
MRS. POTTS, CHIP, LUMIERE, AND COGSWORTH
A book that helped you through a difficult time or really taught you something:
There are so many!! The book that I always seem to turn to, and is also my favourite book, is Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. It is a simple and quiet book but I am always inspired by it.
BE OUR GUEST
a) A book that made you hungry:
I recently read The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory and OMG they eat so much! They are constantly getting donuts, tacos, ice cream, etc. The author makes it all sound so delicious, because the characters thoroughly enjoy food.
b) A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner:
I would love to have a dinner party with all of my favourite female characters. Everyone from Elizabeth Bennet to Evelyn Hugo to Hermoine. I think it would be epic to have a gathering of inspiring female characters. There is definitely a lot to learn from them.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Rufus and Matteo from They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera! Those two could not be any different, but they truly complement each other!
a) A character who is more than they appear:
I have to say Eleanor Oliphant from Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gale Honeyman! On the outside she appears strange and standoffish but you soon find out that there is so much more to her. She is a strong woman with a great sense of humour! I loved watching her character development.
b) A book or series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end:
Hmm maybe Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! It took me awhile to get used to the format and at first I was not sure that I would enjoy it. It did eventually pick up and I really loved it in the end.
KILL THE BEAST!
A book you picked up because of the hype:
I pick up so many of my books because of hype!! There have been many hyped books that I loved and quite a few that I disliked. I am trying to be better at just going with my intuition and avoiding hyped books that I do not think I will enjoy.
A book or moment that always makes you cry:
I hardly ever reread books, but there are things that happen in books that will usually make me cry. If an animal dies that really gets to me! I happy cry quite a lot as well. If a character has been through a hard time and then something really great happens to them, I will cry!
TALE AS OLD AS TIME
A popular theme, trope, or setting you will never get tired of reading:
Fake to real romance! It is the one trope that I never get sick of reading. I love the angst and tension that builds around a relationship like that. The Wedding Date and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before are two books that have this trope, and two books that I really loved!
I am sure many of you have done this tag already! If you have please link it in the comments below- I would love to read your answers! If you haven’t, and you love Beauty and the Beast, I officially tag you!