I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BEASTLY BEAUTY  by Jennifer Donnelly Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book:


Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Pub. Date: May 7, 2024

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 336

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/BEASTLY-BEAUTY

*”A dreamy, sublimely written tale.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

From New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Jennifer Donnelly comes a revolutionary, gender-swapped retelling of Beauty and the Beast that will forever change how you think about beauty, power, and what it really means to follow your heart.

What makes a girl “beastly?” Is it having too much ambition? Being too proud? Taking up too much space? Or is it just wanting something, anything, too badly?

That’s the problem Arabella faces when she makes her debut in society. Her parents want her to be sweet and compliant so she can marry well, but try as she might, Arabella can’t extinguish the fire burning inside her — the source of her deepest wishes, her wildest dreams.

When an attempt to suppress her emotions tragically backfires, a mysterious figure punishes Arabella with a curse, dooming her and everyone she cares about, trapping them in the castle. As the years pass, Arabella abandons hope. The curse is her fault — after all, there’s nothing more “beastly” than a girl who expresses her anger — and the only way to break it is to find a boy who loves her for her true self: a cruel task for a girl who’s been told she’s impossible to love.

When a handsome thief named Beau makes his way into the castle, the captive servants are thrilled, convinced he is the one to break the curse. But Beau — spooked by the castle’s strange and forbidding ladies-in-waiting, and by the malevolent presence that stalks its corridors at night — only wants to escape. He learned long ago that love is only an illusion. If Beau and Arabella have any hope of breaking the curse, they must learn to trust their wounded hearts, and realize that the cruelest prisons of all are the ones we build for ourselves.

About Jennifer:

Jennifer Donnelly is the author of A Northern Light, which was awarded a Printz Honor and a Carnegie Medal; Revolution (named a Best Book by Amazon, Kirkus ReviewsSchool Library Journal, and the Chicago Public Library, and nominated for a Carnegie Medal); the Deep Blue series; and many other books for young readers, including Lost in a Book, which spent more than 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of BEASTLY BEAUTY, US Only.

Ends June 4th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/6/2024The Cover ContessaExcerpt
5/8/2024YA Books CentralExcerpt/IG Post
5/9/2024Fyrekatz BlogReview/IG Post
5/10/2024onemusedIG Post
5/10/2024IlovebooksandstuffblogReview/IG Post
5/11/2024Kim’s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’sReview/IG Post

Week Two:

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5/13/2024Wishful EndingsExcerpt/IG Post
5/14/2024@katherinebichlerTikTok Post
5/15/2024@dharashahauthorIG Post
5/15/2024@travelersguidetobooks IG Review
5/16/2024Books With a ChanceReview/IG Post
5/17/2024jlreadstoperpetuityIG Review/TikTok Post
5/17/2024@thepagelady IG Review
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Week Three:

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5/21/2024@bookish_aly_catIG Review/TikTok Post
5/21/2024@dreaminginpagesIG Review 
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Week Four:

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5/27/2024One More Exclamation Review/IG Post
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