Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Read-Along: Of Beast and Beauty--Launch Post!!

Welcome to the Read-Along
for the bestselling
YA novel, Of Beast and Beauty,
brought to you by
Vonnie's Reading Corner and
This is the launch post for
 the Read-Along,
which will run from 
April 1st to April 30th, 2014!!
You can still sign up, so come on 
in and join the fun!!

Of Beast and Beauty
Hardcover, 400 pages
Delacorte Press, 
July 23, 2013
Dystopia, Fairy Tale Retellings, Fantasy, 
Romance, Young Adult Fiction

Book Synopsis

In the beginning was the darkness, and in the darkness was a girl, and in the girl was a secret...

In the domed city of Yuan, the blind Princess Isra, a Smooth Skin, is raised to be a human sacrifice whose death will ensure her city’s vitality. In the desert outside Yuan, Gem, a mutant beast, fights to save his people, the Monstrous, from starvation. Neither dreams that together, they could return balance to both their worlds.

Isra wants to help the city’s Banished people, second-class citizens despised for possessing Monstrous traits. But after she enlists the aid of her prisoner, Gem, who has been captured while trying to steal Yuan’s enchanted roses, she begins to care for him, and to question everything she has been brought up to believe.

As secrets are revealed and Isra’s sight, which vanished during her childhood, returned, Isra will have to choose between duty to her people and the beast she has come to love.



Post and Reading Schedule

Announcement Post/Signups
A Night's Dream of Books
Vonnie's Reading Corner
March 10th

Launch Post with Week 1 Questions
A Night's Dream of Books
Vonnie's Reading Corner
April 1st
Week 1 Discussion Questions
"In the Beginning - Chapter 6
A Night's Dream of Books
April 9th

Week 2 Discussion Questions
Chapters 7 - 13
Vonnie's Reading Corner
April 16th

Week 3 Discussion Questions
Chapters 14 - 20
A Night's Dream of Books
April 23rd

Week 4 Discussion Questions
Chapter 21 - "In the Beginning" (Epilogue)
Vonnie's Reading Corner
April 30th

Wrap-up & Reviews
A Night's Dream of Books
Vonnie's Reading Corner
All Participants
May 1st

All participants should post reviews
for the wrap-up on May 1st,
and are encouraged to
hop around and comment
on each each other's reviews.

Week 1 questions, to be answered 
on April 9th

1.)  In the prologue, which is titled "In the Beginning", who is the voice that speaks 
to the young princess Isra?

2.)  Do you think the Pure Heart is as good
as it wants Isra to believe it is?
Why or why not?

3.)  What kind of roses grow in the royal
gardens of the city of Yuan?

4.)  Why does Isra feel compelled to  walk
          through the rose garden at night?

5.)  Why does Isra believe she's "tainted"?

6.)  What is your impression of Gem, 
the Monstruous captured in the garden?

7.)  Why did Gem enter the city of Yuan?

8.)  What is your impression of Isra?

9.)  What do the rulers of Yuan have to
do, in order to ensure that
their city will thrive?

10.)  Why do the Monstruous and the
Smooth Skins hate each other?  


If at least 10 blogs sign up to participate,
Maria and I will hold a giveaway,
so please spread the word!!
You will get THREE entries
in the Rafflecopter if you 
help to bring in participants!!!


We hope you all enjoy this read-along!
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