Author: Beauty and The Beast

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One of my all time favorite fairy tales, and Jan Brett does a gorgeous job with it.

I have read this book several times, and it always struck me as a much more layered version of the tale. Several elements are different, and the Beast is truly frightening which really adds to the depth of the story.

Brett’s illustrations are absolutely gorgeous. Such color and vibrancy run through them, they are extraordinary.

One of the better picture book versions of this story.

If only the person they wrote that post about lgbt pining and happy endings wasn’t also known for using that exact sentiment to bully fanfic authors for writing stories with sad endings ;-;



as much as i love myself some pining and yearning and repression, if the end result isn’t a happy ending and if the whole point isn’t love then i’m not interested, thanks


my cartoon for yesterday’s @guardian review


p.s. my new book:




Beauty and the Beast themed books:

  • Bryony and Roses by T. Kingfisher
  • Beauty by Robin McKinley
  • Chalice by Robin McKinley
  • Sunshine by Robin McKinley
  • Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
  • The Fire Rose by Mercedes Lackey
  • Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Smith
  • Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  • Land of the Beautiful Dead by R. Lee Smith
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Radiance by Grace Draven
  • The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
  • The Darkangel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce

Science Fiction setting:

  • Beauty (part of the short story collection Red as Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer) by Tanith Lee
  • Breath of Life by Christine Pope
  • Of Beast and Beauty by Stacy Jay

Books I haven’t read yet but sound interesting:

  • Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey
  • Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
  • Masque by W.R. Gingell
  • Beauty by Susan Wilson
  • Entreat Me by Grace Draven
  • Beast by Donna Jo Napoli

Other people´s recommendations:

Also a big thank you to the MULTIPLE people who recommended Of Beast and Beauty by Stacy Jay 🙂

DNF (books I´ve tried to read but do not personally recommend):

Eye of the Beholder by Elizabeth Darcy, Depravity by M.J. Haag

#batb theme



It was pretty interesting reading Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (longest-name-ever)’s original “La Belle et le Bête”. It’s a full-length novel and definitely way too wordy for most kids but has a lot more characters and backstories. 

After Villeneuve’s death, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (what is with these long names?!?) basically chopped up and abridged Villeneuve’s version and made it into the fairy tale most of us are familiar with, which is why she sometimes (incorrectly) is called the “original author”. 

Pro tip: if you’re reading the “original” beauty and the beast and it says Beauty is one of 6 siblings: its probably Beaumont’s. If she’s one of 12: it’s probably Villeneuve’s (the actual original) 

And that concludes todays episode of: “Useless Information I Never Asked For”

Well you can’t say he didn’t skip leg day.

Just finished a B&B re-read. Every time I reread this comic, it strikes me all over again. This is a story that’s just going to stick with me……. up there with stories that made me want to be a writer………………. god, why is it so soft.

(also, sorry, I had to send this as a submission because the ask box will NOT let me.)

I was legit about to tag u in that face-caressing, hand-kissing post but then I realized

You clearly have a Deep Understanding of precisely what type of trashwizard I am, kudos!


Yo I’m a sucker for this trope in fics, movies, show etc. every time a pairing are getting intimate and one of them caresses their partner’s face and their partner just goes like…