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Publisher's Summary

Hidden in the Beast's library is a very mysterious book. Belle is about to discover it and visit a glittering new world. But is everything in that world what it seems? And will Belle be able to find her way home? Or will the story take hold of her - and never let her go?

Smart, bookish Belle, a captive in the Beast's castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner, seem within reach again.

The charming and mysterious characters Belle meets within the pages of Nevermore offer her sparkling conversation, a life of dazzling Parisian luxury, and even a reunion she never thought possible. Here Belle can have everything she has ever wished for. But what about her friends in the Beast's castle? Can Belle trust her new companions inside the pages of Nevermore? Is Nevermore's world even real? Belle must uncover the truth about the book before she loses herself in it forever.

©2017 Jennifer Donnelly (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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highly enjoyed

this was a great book, highly enjoyed and kept me entertained for my long drive home

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Love It!!

I loved the story so much, it was like I was in the book! I also like how Jenna Augean read the story, her accent made the story come to life!!!!🦄

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Disappointing

This book had a decent plot and would have been a good story on it’s own, but using the characters from Beauty and the Beast ruined it for me. There were contradictions to the story we know and love and Belle was extremely hard to like. In the Disney movies Belle is intelligent, kind, patient, and strong. The Belle in this book is self centered, gullible, and at times plain annoying. Most of the story revolves around her wallowing in self pity. I love Disney’s versions of Beauty and the Beast and was excited for this book, unfortunately for me it fell flat.

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Nice

I LOVEEEED IT❤⚘ Great story! So much different from what we've seen! My favorite so far!

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Quaint Story

I was surprised by how much I ended up enjoying this story. It was different and exciting, but of course I LOVE the Beauty and the Beast story already. The narrator had an amazing voice for this story and did an excellent job!

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Interesting secondary storyline

I love how it followed Beauty and the Beast. The secondary story line is very interesting. It adds to the story of Beauty and the Beast in such a unique way. If you love Beauty and the Beast then you'll love this book!

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REMARKABLY WELL DONE!!!

Holy Cow! I was not expecting such an imploring book!!! It was truly and remarkably well done!!! I will be listening to this book every winter, for sure! :D

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Wonderful original story for Beaty & the Beast fan

Wonderful original story about Belle's time in the Beast's castle before the curse is broken. I must say the story intrigued me when I first heard about it being a voracious reader like Belle and also a big fan of the Beauty & the Beast story. Listening to Jenna Augen's lovely British accent made the story even more delightful. The story had a worthwhile moral to it that wasn't overbearing but portrayed with just the right amount of prodding making the true meaning of Belle's journey more poignant. I enjoyed revisiting the world of Beauty & the Beast immensely!

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I wanted to punch Belle in the face!

This story is sooo good. I started it immediately after BATB. After I finished BATB..I was totally in love with Beast. So..in this story..when Belle started tripping..and bein all asshattery with Beast...I kinda wanted to punch her right smack in the face. Every time she went to Nevermore..I got PISSED. Meanwhile, they're left at the castle TRYING THEIR BEST to make her ungrateful azz happy and comfortable. Ugh..after her little performance..the ONLY reason I even wanted her to make it back..was so that the gang wouldn't die. Other than that...she coulda left her lil stubborn behind LOST IN THAT DAMN BOOK. I didn't even care. All I cared about was Beast's happiness. Oooweee..and when it looked like she was about to give Onree(sp?) the necklace Beast gave her.....Mannn..I had to get up and walk it off. I was HEATED..FORREAL. I was like "Bye, Felicia...keep yo azz in nevermore..ole ungrateful hag!"

It was a really good book. I almost forgot it was just a book. My attitude was off the charts.

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10 out of 10 would recommend

I loved the reading, it was so well done and the story is just so captivating you can't help but keep listening