Like many other individuals around the world, I went to see Beauty and the Beast in the theatre about a week ago, and since I’m not usually that into live-action versions of animated movies, I didn’t really expect to like it.
(Evermore is my life now)
So I thought to myself: “Heeeey, you know what would be fun to do right now? A Beauty and the Beast book tag, of course!”
And a few days later, here we are. :)
This tag was originally created by Du Livre (and you should definitely head over there and check out her answers when you’re done here). However, I decided to add four more questions of my own at the end, three of which are based on new songs.
I hope you like it. :)
Though I’d probably describe him more as an anti-hero, I have to go with Victor Vale from V.E. Schwab’s Vicious for this one.
He has the obligatory tragic back story, the revenge plan, the lacking morals, the ominous powers, and most importantly: the amazing villain name.
10/10 heroes/villains would not want to come head to head with Victor Vale.
Well, while I don’t really have one couple that I always put above all the others (there are so many!), I’m gonna go with Percy and Annabeth.
I don’t know what it is, but Percy and Annabeth simply being in the same room will, and I’m not even kidding, make me squeal of joy (actually, just them mentioning the other’s name is enough to elicit that response).
They deserve eternal happiness, and I’m so sorry, but if you don’t like Percy and Annabeth, I’m not sure we can be friends.
I mean, most heroes in books/movies/stories in general are in some way or another destined for greater things, but I’m gonna pick Vin from the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.
At the beginning of the story, that poor girl is an orphan living on the streets, and…well, you’ll find out what happens to her if you read the books, which I really suggest you do.
Might seem like an odd choice, but I’m going to pick Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, 100 % thanks to my girl Nina Zenik.
All that talk of waffles…
The Dragon and Agnieszka from Uprooted by Naomi Novik, also known as Mr. Neat Freak Wizard and Chaos Incarnate herself .
I love the dynamic between these two, and when I think about it, in a way they are both Beauty, and the Beast.
10/10 would pay to witness a minute of their banter.
I could pick many different characters for this, but I’m going with Gansey from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.
At first glance, Gansey seems like the standard charismatic rich boy, but as the story progresses, you realise there’s a lot more going on behind that president cellphone smile.
Ah, today’s kids with their ancient kings and post traumatic stress…
It might not always be something huge and life altering, but I do believe that every book I read affect me in one way or another. So which book do I pick?
Harry Potter could very easily be my answer, because that series has shaped my childhood in so many ways, and continues to do so now in my adult life. It feels like such a standard reply, though, so instead I’m going with…
All Rick Riordan’s books.
It’s kind of silly and should have been a given, but picking up The Lightning Thief when I was 15 (I think), kind of made me realise that I can read whatever the hell I want. There are no rules, and if I enjoy reading middle grade in my teens (and now my twenties), there’s literally nothing stopping me. There’s no reason to ever feel bad or ashamed for liking something.
(Well, unless you like robbing banks or something. Feel ashamed about that.)
So thank you, Rick Riordan, for writing such hilarious and amazing books.
Okay, let’s be real here, one of the main reasons why I decided to buy Caraval by Stephanie Garber, was the cover.
BUT! The hype definitely helped too.
I still haven’t read this one, but I’m really hoping the insides are deserving of such a gorgeous exterior, as well as all the buzz.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
No matter what, this book always gets me in some way.
Every. single. time.