5 Books To Read If You Loved Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s newest live action adaption Beauty and the  Beast has finally dropped onto our screens and I am more than a little obsessed. Unlike your lucky dogs in America we Australians had to wait until March 22 for this enchanting tale as old as time to grace us with it’s charming, nostalgic presence but boy was it worth the wait!

Beauty and the Beast is nothing short of a masterpiece. The music, the acting, the costumes and sets – they just don’t make films like this anymore. Beauty and the Beast is a cinematic epic surely to please even the most unlikely of Disney fans. Both a respectful remake of the 1991 animated film and a new fairy tale (and princess for that matter!) for the twenty first century.

Now I could go on and on about this dazzling film (maybe we’ll leave that for another time) but for now, how about we get back to our books? In honor of the release of Disney’s new film I’m going to be recommending five YA and NA books to satisfy those Beauty and the Beast cravings.


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Paranormal Recommendations

 

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As you may have seen at the Tea Leaves Book Club we were reading paranormal fiction this month. Our theme was ‘supernatural creatures’ and we read  ‘Obsidian’ by the lovely Jennifer L. Armentrout. As the month of July comes to a close and we travel into August for our historical fiction month I thought I would (yet again) recommend some more of my all time favorite paranormal books to you! These books fall under a variety of sub genres including aliens, vampires, angles, zombies, fae, werewolves and demons so hopefully you’ll find something to tame your blood lust. And, don’t forget to join us for discussions at the book club’s goodreads group.

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Fantasy Recommendation

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As you may have seen at the Tea Leaves Book Club we were reading fantasy this month. Our theme was ‘other realms’ and we read  ‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ by the reigning queen of YA/NA fantasy Sarah J. Maas. As the month of June comes to a close and we prepare for July and our paranormal month I thought I would recommend some more of my all time favorite Fantasy books to you! These books fall under a variety of sub genres such as; high fantasy, low fantasy and urban fantasy so hopefully you’ll find something to your tastes. And, don’t forget to join us for discussions at the book club’s goodreads group.

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Magic Mondays ~ Cinderella

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Happy Magic Monday bloggers x (although on Tuesday… sorry for the delay guys!)

In keeping with the tradition of the Snow White Magic Monday, today we are discussing books that are all things Cinderella. Whether they be inspired by this classic tale in part or full,a retelling or even just novels with characters or plots that remind me of the kind, optimistic heroine from Disney’s classic film. Much like last Monday, the novels featured below are gathered from various genres so that hopefully there should be a retelling to suit each of your refined reading pallets! Cinderella is one of my favorite Disney films and one of my favorite princesses. Why? Maybe because her story explores universal themes which still resonates with both children and adults alike today. Cinderella teachers us the importance of never letting ugly experiences and grief darken our beautiful hearts. She shows us that not only can a new pair of shoes change you live but we must take control of our own destiny. When her dream prince didn’t come to whisk her away from the abuse and misuse she was subjected too she went out and got him. Cinderella showed us that kindness and courage is a superpower. Keep on reading for 6 magical tales as enchanting and unique as Cinderella’s own glass slippers…

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Magic Mondays ~ Snow White

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Good morning everyone, happy Magic Monday!

Today I’m excited to tell you all about an exciting new weekly themed post I’ve created. So
it’s no secret that I love all things Disney, so I’ve combined it with my other favorite thing: books – because we all love a good retelling every now and again. Each week I’ll bring you a new character and a whole lot of books inspired by that character or their fairy tale. These books will span across a wide range of different genres so there should hopefully be a retelling to suite everyone’s refined tastes. This Magic Monday I’m bringing you everything Snow White because what better way to kick off our first Magic Monday than with the princess who started it all? Snow White, she was the sweet compassionate princess of the Disney lineup. She was the very first animated character to ever feature in a full length animated motion picture and also the very first animated character to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Snow White is gentle and soft spoken, her trusting nature often leading her to trouble who’s songs filled our childhood. Keep reading to find six enchanting books inspired by our leading lady that are no poison apple! Read More »

Science Fiction Recommendations

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Hey Bloggers!

As you may have seen at the Tea Leaves Book Club we were reading science fiction this month. Our theme was ‘across the universe’ and we read ‘These Broken Stars’ by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. As May comes to a close and we prepare for June and our fantasy month I thought I would recommend some more of my favorite Science Fiction and Space Opera books to you! And, don’t forget to join us for discussions at the book club’s goodreads group.

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