Sometimes, you just need a fairy tale. This week, I revisited one of my all time favorites, Robin McKinley’s Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast.
It’s a beautiful re-telling of Beauty and the Beast– with certain elements in common with the Disney version that followed, like Beauty being a bookworm and an amazing library filled with more books than the world could possibly hold.
From there, it was an easy jump to Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, which I’ve only just started– but the voice reminds me a great deal of Robin McKinley. I’ll be bringing Uprooted with me tomorrow as I fly off to meet Karen White and Beatriz Williams at our designated top secret location to begin working on the next tri-book.
What have you been reading this week?