So here we are, about halfway through May’s H&H Book Club choice, Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast.
What is striking about it is the wit; the three on-screen characters, Gwen and the Dragon and Tupper, all get to relay their respective bon mots towards each other—and their wit is respected and enjoyed by the recipient. For Gwen, at least, it’s clear that she has never been appreciated for anything, so having the Dragon appreciate her mind and her body is a unique experience for her.
“Gwendolyn was accustomed to being blamed for her intelligence, but no one had ever before accused her of being pretty or charming.”
And when the Dragon gifts her with clothing, delivered while she is sleeping, Gwendolyn worries it won’t fit, because “Such pretty things were never tailored for great girls like her.” And when they do, she feels “airy and graceful.”
What are you liking the most about the book? The least? Do you know who the Dragon is yet?