I wasn’t tagged to do this by anyone but I saw a few other bloggers doing this tag, I love Beauty and the Beast and anything disney related so I knew I had to do this one.
- Thank the person who tagged you
- Mention the creator → Kirsty @Kirsty and the Cat Read (check her original post here)
- Match a book to each of the songs/characters below
- Tag as many people as you like
“Tale As Old As Time” – A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading
HATE TO LOVE. I know a lot of people love this trope and it’s a popular one for this question but goodness, the relationships that develop from this are adorable and the banter back and forth between characters makes it all worth it.
*cough* Feyre and Rhys *cough*
Belle – A book you bought for it’s beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful on the inside
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
I actually bought this novel because the author is Tahereh Mafi. The beautiful cover was an added bonus.
There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other.
But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. It will take all of Alice’s wits (and every limb she’s got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.
Beast – A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
I had this book for years before I finally read it and by the time I picked it up I had little to no expectations. I honestly just didn’t want to get rid of it right then and thank goodness I did read it because I really enjoyed this story.
BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.
PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.
Gaston – A book everyone loves that you don’t
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
I really didn’t enjoy this novel. I’m not one to focus on the negative aspects of books I’m going to skip the why since this isn’t a review.
I really wanted to like Magonia after I saw so many rave about it but I ended up disappointed more than anything.
Aza Ray is drowning in thin air.
Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live.
So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.
Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she
might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia.
Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning. And in Aza’s hands lies the fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?
Lefou – A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart
KENJI from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
Wow, two Tahereh Mafi novels in one tag?! That just tells you how amazing her books are I guess.
I was debating on adding Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles on the category because he’s is one of my favorite characters of all time… but I see him as more of a main character than a side character.
ALSO can we talk about Mafi’s announcement for more books in this series?!?! I’m screaming! That’s how excited I am!
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumiere & Cogsworth – A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I’m sure a lot of people can relate to how I feel about The Book Thief. So many love it, it’s widely known and my love for this novel is endless.
Rereads of this book have helped me through some shitty times and also the movie. Whenever I need a good cry the movie is sitting right there waiting for me.
It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
“Something There” – A book or a series that you wasn’t into at first but picked up towards the end.
Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol
I binge read this trilogy. It took me maybe two days to read all three books? I don’t remember exactly. I did enjoyed the first one, maybe not as much as I was hoping to but by the time I was finishing the third book I realized how I much I had enjoyed the story.
Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.
Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go.
Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket’s gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own.
When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?
“Be Our Guest” – A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner
Thorne and Cress from The Lunar Chronicles
Since I couldn’t use him for an earlier question I’m going to use Thorne now! I would 100% invite Thorne to dinner, hopefully he will bring Cress along. Then we would have the perfect dinner party.
Synopsis of Cinder, the first novel in The Lunar Chronicles:
Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being cyborg does have its benefits, though: Cinder’s brain interference has given her an uncanny ability to fix things (robots, hovers, her own malfunctioning parts), making her the best mechanic in New Beijing. This reputation brings Prince Kai himself to her weekly market booth, needing her to repair a broken android before the annual ball. He jokingly calls it “a matter of national security,” but Cinder suspects it’s more serious than he’s letting on.
Although eager to impress the prince, Cinder’s intentions are derailed when her younger stepsister, and only human friend, is infected with the fatal plague that’s been devastating Earth for a decade. Blaming Cinder for her daughter’s illness, Cinder’s stepmother volunteers her body for plague research, an “honor” that no one has survived.
But it doesn’t take long for the scientists to discover something unusual about their new guinea pig. Something others would kill for.
I’m not sure who else to tag or who else has already done this tag but if you would like to do this, consider yourself tagged! I had a lot of fun writing this out and I hope you do too!