Bookish and the Beast

Bookish and the Beast

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"Rosie Thorne is feeling stuck—on her college application essays, in her small town, and on that mysterious General Sond cosplayer she met at ExcelsiCon. Most of all, she's stuck in her grief over her mother's death. Her only solace was her late mother's library of rare Starfield novels, but even that disappeared when they sold it to pay off hospital bills. On the other hand, Vance Reigns has been Hollywood royalty for as long as he can remember—with all the privilege and scrutiny that entails. When a tabloid scandal catches up to him, he's forced to hide out somewhere the paparazzi would never expect to find him: Small Town USA. At least there's a library in the house. Too bad he doesn't read. When Rosie and Vance's paths collide and a rare book is accidentally destroyed, Rosie finds herself working to repay the debt. And while most Starfield superfans would jump at the chance to work in close proximity to the Vance Reigns, Rosie has discovered something about Vance: he's a jerk, and she can't stand him. The feeling is mutual. But as Vance and Rosie begrudgingly get to know each other, their careful masks come off—and they may just find that there's more risk in shutting each other out than in opening their hearts."--Dust jacket.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781683691938
Branch Call Number: POSTO
Characteristics: 285 pages ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Beauty and the beast. English.


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IndyPL_MaryL Apr 01, 2021

Another fun read from Ashley Posen in her Once Upon A Con series. A nerdy twist on the classic Beauty and the Beast story.

RandomLibrarian Aug 29, 2020

Review excerpt: "'Bookish and The Beast' isn’t a WOW book, but it’s a comforting, often funny YA read for romance fans who are either geeks or geek-sympathetic and who enjoy beauty and the beast variations. This is the third book in the “Once Upon a Con” series and while it works as a stand-alone, characters from the rest of the series make appearances. While the plot is nonsensical and the main characters are bland, the supporting characters are a blast.

...'Bookish and the Beast' is a YA, and when it works at all, it works because it’s about teens. They are trapped in a moment of time where they have to outgrow their teen lives but they can’t yet move into their adult lives, and that lends real tension to the story. They are also experiencing love for the first time, which adds excitement and confusion and spark."


DCLteens Aug 19, 2020

A Must-Read Young Adult pick 2020. An adorable and absolutely nerdy rom-com retelling of the "Beauty and the Beast" story.

Jun 03, 2020

Hope it is good. pls follow me

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Oct 22, 2020

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