Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Review of Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly

Read for: New book purchase/ Look at that Cover!
Synopsis: "An original addition to the beloved Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, Lost in a Book follows the lonely, bookish Belle as she finds an enchanted book in the Beast’s library called Nevermore that carries her into a glittering new world. There, Belle is befriended by a mysterious countess who offers her the life she’s always dreamed of.

But Nevermore is not what it seems, and the more time Belle spends there, the harder it is to leave. Good stories take hold of us and never let us go, and once Belle becomes lost in this book, she may never find her way out again.

This deluxe hardcover novel expands upon the beautiful story and world seen in the new Walt Disney Studios' film, Beauty and the Beast."

My Review: I have always loved the Beauty and the Beast movie, and am very excited for the new release coming up, so of course I had to pick this book up. It seems to be meant for middle grade readers, but all ages will enjoy this story. It does a wonderful job of combining the original tale with the movie version we all know and love, it also fills in the missing time in the movie without interfering with that storyline. If you are a fan of re-tellings or the Beauty and the Beast story in general, you will love this book.
My Rating: I bought this book because of the cover and of course my love for the story. While this wasn't the most complex of stories, and we all know how it goes so there really isn't any surprises but it was still an enjoyable book to settle down with.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!


  1. Sounds like a fun little book for B&B fans.

  2. Fun! I love Disney's Beauty and Beast, but I'm a little worried about the movie.

    1. I think we are all excited but a little nervous as to whether they will really be able to pull it off.