Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book - An Enchanting Original Story - Jennifer Donnelly

Monday, July 17, 2017

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About the Book
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 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. (from Amazon)

My Thoughts

If you don't know by now, I have a slight (ok, rather HUGE) obsession with The Beauty and the Beast. But this wasn't always the case. Not until Emma Watson and Dan Stevens graced the screen with their portrayal of the timeless classic in Disney's Live Action Release in March 2017. 
This new obsession launched a frantic search of books related to Belle and the Beast. Thanks to my bookish friends having an equal obsession...I came across quite a few titles. Marissa found Lost in a Book at her local bookstore....I got on Amazon and ordered it that night I think. These manga books of Belle and the Beast are next on my list! LOVE how the covers fit together! However, I had to force myself to wait to read it because of prior commitments. So I allowed myself to read it after the winners for the INSPYs were announced. You could say that this was my personal reward for making it through the judging process with my sanity in tact....well, for the most part anyways. 
Photo used is the book cover for Lost in a Book.

Lost in a Book is an original story set during the time Belle is a prisoner of the Beast. He gives her the library (My hubby built me a reading nook...that's pretty close to a library...) in the beginning of the book, and the rest of the story is all about the adventures (or misadventures) she has in the magical book, Nevermore, that she discovers while cleaning up the library. 

One of the themes of this story explains really well that getting lost in a book is good. An escape can be needed on occasion. However, don't take for granted the reality you have been given. Even if life is hard, and your path is heading in a direction that you weren't expecting...It is important to see the beauty in the life around you. Because even if it may be hard, it is REAL.

I purchased a print copy of Lost in a Book from Amazon. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

About the Author
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Jennifer Donnelly writes books for tweens, teens, young adults and not-so-young adults. Her 2003 novel "A Northern Light" ("A Gathering Light" in the U.K.) won Britain's prestigious Carnegie Award, a Printz Honor in the U.S., and was named by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 young adult books of all time.

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