Hello my book frinds, Beauty and the Beast Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly was my most anticipated read this year. I actually have been waiting for it since the day I heard it was coming out, and happened to get it the day before it was released. I have been a fan since I can remember, Belle is my favorite Disney princess and I think we share the same a love for books.

This book is not a Beauty and the Beast retelling It’s actually an original story which takes place during the time Belle is captive in the Beast’s Castle.


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 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, seems within her reach again. The charming and mysterious characters Belle meets within the pages of Nevermore  offered her glamorous conversations, a life of dazzling Parisian luxury, and even a reunion she never thought possible. Here Belle can have everything she has ever wished for. But what about her friends in the beast’s Castle? Can Belle trust her new companions inside the pages of Nevermore? IsNevermore’s world even real? Belle must uncover the truth about the book, before she loses herself in it Forever.

I absolutely loved this book. There was a lot of new characters but also the great characters we all know and love. Not only are they back but we get to see a lot more of them and how they interact with each other. We also get a back store to the Beast which I loved.

Lost in a Book is an original story within an original story. But it stayed true to the original lol did that make sense? (Lol) It had funny, lovable, thought-provoking and scary moments. If you’re a Beauty and the Beast fan you will love it.