Hey, Strangers! So, while I was looking for more tags to do, I came across not one, but two Beauty & the Beast tags. The first one I did the other day. The other one I’m doing today. This one takes lines from the classic Disney songs and turns them into questions. I’ve done enough rambling, so let’s hop to it!
- “Oh what a guy, Gaston!”: A villain you can’t help but love.
You guys know I love villains, but today I’m going to have to pick Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. He’s literally evil just for the sake of creating chaos. He’s also driven by a need for love, but it completely unable to understand what love is. He’s so dark and you know he could never be any other way, so he’s fascinating to read about.
- “Here’s where she meets Prince Charming!”: Your OTP.
Kaz and Inej from the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. I ship a lot of things, but this ship consistently rips my heart to shreds. I read Crooked Kingdom nine months ago and I’m still super fucked up by them. They really challenge each other and make each other better. They believe in each other and understand each other on a level no one else can. They help each other through their respective traumas and know just what to do or say to make each other happy. They show their affection in either little gestures or giant ones. There is no in between. I love them with all my heart and am so glad they gave birth to me.
- “I want much more than this provincial life!”: A character who’s destined for greater things.
I hate to repeat an answer, especially right after I just gave it, but Inej Ghafa. She’s so skilled at everything she does. And, now that she has her ship, she can follow her destiny of taking down slavers. It’s a beautiful purpose and I wish we’d get to see her achieve her goals.
- “Be our guest!”: A book that made you hungry.
The Wrath & the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh. She describes food in such detail, and there’s a lot of food. After a while, you just want to eat some of it!
- “Beauty and the Beast!”: Opposites attract.
I’m having trouble thinking of a book, so I’m just going to go with Han and Leia from Star Wars. They appear in books and Marvel comics, so they count enough. They come from very different backgrounds and have very different values. They bicker constantly. But they are also both loyal and have a lot of heart and that’s what brings them together, despite the fact that they’re so different. They belong together, which, in my opinion, was the only flaw in The Force Awakens.
- “But there’s something in him that I simply didn’t see!”: A character who’s more than they appear.
Arin from the Winner’s trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. People look at him and see a slave (or former slave, depending on where you are in the series), but he’s secretly a rebel trying to tear down the system from within. His society doesn’t expect much from him, but he’s clever, sweet, and strong. He deserves the world and the world should really take a second, closer look at him.
- “I was innocent and certain, now I’m wiser but unsure!”: A book that changed you in some way.
I’m going to go with the Addicted series by Krista & Becca Ritchie. It really educated me on sex addiction and how it can be treated. It legitimized the condition in away sensationalized stories like that of Tiger Woods didn’t. It also showed me what BDSM really is. I appreciate this series not just for the exemplary character development, but for educating me as well.
- “Kill the Beast!”: A book you picked up because of hype.
The Legend trilogy by Marie Lu. Actually, I pick up most books because I’ve heard good things about them, but I haven’t talked about this one before. I loved the characters and the ships. I love the way the love triangle was handled (in that June never liked both boys at the same time, only at different points in her life). It’s a very good and unique dystopian and one of the few I could read again and again. I could do without the colored font, but what can you do?
- “I’ll never shake away the pain!”: A book or moment that always makes you cry.
That moment at the end of Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead when Lissa is crowned queen. It’s not tears of sadness, but tears of pride. After all Lissa went through, I feel so happy watching her not only succeed, but surpass all expectations. She’s the face of change and I’m so awed by her. I hope someday we get a post-Vampire Academy novella about her.
And there you go. That was the second Beauty & the Beast tag. Do you have any answers to any of these questions? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time, Strangers!