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Review | Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston

bookish and the beast

I received Bookish and the Beast from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

With this being the 3rd in the series for Ashley Poston, I pretty much squealed when I discovered I could read ‘Bookish and the Beast‘ early. Ashley really knows how to talk to a nerdy fangirl like myself with all her fandom references. This book wasn’t any different and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

If you can’t tell from the title, this book is loosely based on Beauty and the Beast. A tale as old as time? Most definitely but an incredible modern take on it!

We follow Rosie Thorne as she tries to make it through her senior year of high school as sane as possible. She’s dealing with college applications, living in a small town and the persistent advances of a guy wanting to take her to prom. You can’t help but feel sorry for her! While all this is happening, she ends up meeting film star Vance Reigns who is particularly salty!

He’s hollywood royalty who has been banished to this town to hide from bad press. He’s moody, bratty and not a massive fan of reading. However, he has a secret that ties both he and Rosie together. Like Beauty and the Beast, Rosie ends up trying to ‘tame the beast’ by getting to know him and seeing the real side of him. If you love enemies-to-lovers, then you will love this!

Rosie was such a perfect Belle and her friends were incredible, especially the sassy Quinn! They are non-binary and wanting to take the role of Homecoming King/Queen for themselves! I love that there is LGBTQ+ representation in Ashley’s books!

There’s such a small moment in the book that I really related to and that’s why Rosie and one of her friends are fangirling over a new trailer. I did this SO many times with Harry Potter and Marvel that it really made me smile. Honestly, I think everyone should read this series because they’re all connected in small ways and my fellow nerds will definitely relate to a lot of what happens.

Bookish and the Beast is coming out August 4th so preorder now and enjoy!!

Bookish and the Beast

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    11th July 2020 at 5:38 pm

    This sounds like a great book and Rosie sounds like such a great and quirky belle!

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      11th July 2020 at 5:43 pm

      She really is! She’s kind, loves her books but is super kind when she wants to be! Haha.

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        11th July 2020 at 8:40 pm

        This sounds like lots of fun! I hadn’t heard of the series before.

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    11th July 2020 at 6:43 pm

    This book sounds great, and it’s good to hear that there is LGBTQ+ representation as well! I’ll deffo be adding it to my reading list x


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    12th July 2020 at 11:10 pm

    This sounds like a great read, I love the sound of Rosie character too and the modern take on it x


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    Bodhisattya Pal
    13th July 2020 at 7:55 am

    Seems to be a great book. Unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast! Wow.. And a great review. I will now look forward to start this series. Thank you.

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    13th July 2020 at 8:44 am

    Oooh this sounds like a great read! I’m adding this to my list.

    Love, Amie ❤️

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    Kelly Diane
    13th July 2020 at 11:21 am

    This sounds like such a greag book to read. I love books that are loosely based on books I read as a child, with a more adult twist.

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    13th July 2020 at 6:32 pm

    I was such a big fangirl of so many things when I was a teen/early twenties, this feels like I would seriously relate xD Might have to add to the list!

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    13th July 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Aahhh I’m so excited for this book and your review just makes me even more so. I love anything that just hits all those fangirl feels and then you want nothing more than to dive back into your own fandoms and experience that rush that get captured so well in these books. Great review!

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      13th July 2020 at 7:43 pm

      YAYYYY!! I swear it has all those angsts feels that we love in there! Aww, that means a lot coming from you, hun. I’m still learning how to review things and your posts inspired me! xxx

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    14th July 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Great book review – it sounds like an intriguing book!

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    14th July 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Oooh I think I might order this!!

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