Friday, April 7, 2017

The Beauty and the Beast Book Tag (Original)

Hi guys ^^ Since I recently got around to finally watching Beauty and the Beast, which I loved, I thought it would be fun to do a post inspired by it. I looked for Beauty and the Beast book tags online and while I did find quite a few on YouTube, in the end I decided it would be more fun for me to come up with one of my own...



And so...

Monsieur, Mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that I welcome you today and proudly present.... my Beauty and the Beast Book Tag 🌹🌹🌹

Be Our Guest - Pick 5 fictional characters you would invite to your dream dinner party

Source: Kaz, Will, Jace, Rowan, Rhysand

In what could be the sassiest, the sexiest and possibly the messiest of dinner parties, I would invite Rhysand from ACOTAR/ACOMAF, Will Herondale from the Infernal Devices, Jace from the Mortal Instruments, Rowan from Throne of Glass and Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows. This would probably end in a bloodbath before dessert could even be served though...

Belle - Pick a character whose dreams of adventure also inspire you

Source: Left

Jane from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Despite her humble beginnings and quiet disposition, there is wanderlust and the dream of adventure in Jane's heart. What I loved about her, among other things, is that she never lets her situation keep her from dreaming and aspiring to new discoveries and new places. There is even a scene in the book where she wonders whether or not she'll like her new job at Thornfield, where she is to be a governess. Then, she reassures herself by reminding herself that should she not be pleased with her life there, nothing can stop her from leaving and starting over elsewhere. And that's one of the many scenes that reminded me why I love Jane so much. 

The Beast/The Prince - Pick a character who went through an unexpected transformation

Source

This one is a spoiler for A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. [Beginning of spoiler] Tamlin started off as a powerful and rather swoon worthy lead for Feyre in the first book. But by the second book, it became clear that he had changed too much, largely due to the events of book one, for their relationship to be what it once was. I can't say I like his character very much but I do get the reasoning behind his transformation. Tamlin is also an interesting pick for this one since his character was based on the Beast in the first place [End of spoiler]. 

The Enchanted Rose - Name a book with a terrible curse at the heart of the story

Source: Right & Left

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Early in the book, after the four Pevensie siblings find themselves in the magical land of Narnia by entering a most unusual wardrobe, they discover that the land was put under the curse of eternal winter by its evil ruler, the White Witch. The quest for defeating the Witch and ending the eternal winter then begins.


Tale As Old As Time - Name a classic romance story that you love

Source: Right & Left

This one is not from a book but it's still one of my favorite romances of all time. Odette, the swan princess and prince Siegfried, from the ballet Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. Cursed by an evil sorcerer, Odette was turned into a swan, only able to take human form at sunset. The prince met her, they fell in love and together they tried to break the curse to be together. Depending on which version of the ballet you are watching, their love story can either have a happy ending or a tragic one. My favorite version of the story though is the tragic one, simply because of how beautiful and poignant it is. The awesome music that accompanies it only makes things even more epic.


The Dance - Name your favorite romantic scene from a book of your choice

Source

For this one, I asked my sister to pick her favorite romantic scene and she picked the waltz between Vronsky and Anna from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. 


The Last Petal - Name a book character who managed to break a terrible curse


This one is a spoiler for the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. [Beginning of spoiler] Throughout the series, Will is tortured because of a curse a demon put on him. However, as it is eventually revealed, the demon never actually cursed him. However, by believing himself to be cursed, he nevertheless endured the pain and torment of said curse. While there was no curse to be broken, him finding the truth was indeed him getting his freedom and peace of mind back [End of spoiler]. 

Beauty And The Beast - Name your favorite bookish OTP

Source

There are so many couples and ships that I wanted to pick. But in the end I settled for those two. Magnus and Alec forever!!! Oh, sorry. I meant Malec 💜

So that's it for this tag guys! I might tag specific people later. However, if you want to do it on your blog or channel, feel free to do so ^^ Just don't forget to add a link to my post in your blog post or video!

Until next time, take care and read on 💛

6 comments:

  1. The Swan Lake... As a dancer myself, I cry everytime watching that production, either with the happy or the tragic ending. Tchaikovsky's music is simply beyond words, and I love the fact that you mentioned this, as no one that I know ever mentioned their love story!
    Amazing post! xo

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    1. Thanks Alex ^^ Swan Lake is actually my favorite ballet. Partly because it was the first one I got to watch live and also because I'm just in love with the story and the music. I didn't know you were a dancer. That's really cool ^^

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  2. Malec forever <3 Definitely one of my favourite ships! Although I have to admit, I am more likely to invite Jem over Will to the dinner party. I also think that Swan Lake is such a beautiful romantic story <3

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    1. Oh yeah ^^ I do have a soft spot for Jem as well haha.

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  3. Oh this was a fun tag! I love the dinner party with Rhysand, Rowan and Jace LOL! That would be sassy and sexy and awesome :D I like your answer for the Beast question too and agree 100%! Awww The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe works great as the Curse prompt!

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