Beauty and the Beast Series, Reading Challenge

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in A Book

I just have to say – I loved this book! The perfect companion to the new movie, it takes places after Belle has come to the castle and been rescued from the wolves, but  before Belle and the Beast have their dance.

The Beast has just given Belle the library, and she finds a magical book there. It’s a book she can actually step into and become a part of the book’s world. The book, called Nevermore, is written by  Comtesse des Terres De Morts, a countess who befriends Belle once she enters Nevermore. The countess shows Belle exciting things – marvelous parties, the highlights of Paris, and a life of luxury. But Belle has to wonder, is it real? And is it really better than her life with the Beast and his servants?

This book expounded on some of the things I loved about the new movie. There was a little more about Belle’s past and a little more about the Beast’s past. I also loved the way it handled love – it’s sometimes hard and unglamorous, but when it’s real it’s worth it. It was an enchanting read, and also a deeper read than it first appeared to be.

If you love the Beauty and the Beast story, you’ll enjoy this book. And if you really loved the new Beauty and the Beast movie, this book is a must read! It fits with the movie so perfectly, adding a bit more to Belle and the Beast’s story.

Up next in the Beauty and the Beast reading challenge is, As Old As Time by Liz Braswell. If you haven’t finished Lost in A Book yet, no problem. You can always come back to share in the discussion here once you have. If you haven’t finished the book, you might not want to look at the discussions, there could be spoilers there. 🙂

And as promised, a few discussions questions. Share your answers in the comments!

What did you think of the Love/Death dichotomy?

Death said that Love was even more ferocious that Death herself was. Do you think that’s true, and why?

Why do you think the Beast had such a hard time having talking with Belle the way she wanted him to? Do you think this made him a bad friend?

What do you think is the best way to tell if a friend is true or not?

And, of course, what was your favorite part of the book?

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1 thought on “Beauty and the Beast: Lost in A Book”

  1. This book was Incredible! Read it all in about 24 hours! Answering the Questions: 1) Yes Love is definitely more ferocious than Death because she doesnt give up and goes after what she wants. 2) I relate to the beast because there are so many things I just dont want to bring out in the open because I dont want people feeling sorry for me. And no It doesnt make him a bad friend. 3) to tell if A friend is true or not, I follow Belle’s way and listen with my heart. So many people who claim to be your friends just pretend to be kind to get something from you. A moment if you will. Not all people who tell you “let me hear all about it” actually mean it. Only true friends will listen to what you have to say. 4) My favorite part was near the end when she stares out into the workroom from nevermore and realizes she made a huge mistake and wants so desperately to get back to them. My heart ached for all of them. Such an amazing read!

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