So today I discovered the Disney book tag and, having an infinate and insane love of Disney and books, I just had to do it. The tag was created by youtuber Katytastic, you should check out that video and then the rest of her channel because she is really awesome and has some really good book recommendations. Alright so without further ado, lets get started.
1. The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”
Mare from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is definitely a character who is a “fish out of water”. She is a commoner from the Stilts and is put into a really unreal situation, going undercover in the palace after she discovers she has a deadly ability. That was one of the funnest “fish out of water” themed books because she just kind of rolled with it.
2. Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation
For this question I would have to go with Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Charlie started out self-conscious, shy and very co-dependent on others. As the story progressed, particularly towards the end, Charlie was more out spoken and independent and the transformation he went through was really significant in the story.
3. Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters
I’ll have to go with the characters from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor. There are so many amazing characters in that story, so many we get a point of view from and I loved all the detail in the angels and chimaera. They are really interesting characters and there were such an abundance of them, still giving us pieces of vital information about them.
4. Sleeping Beauty – a book that put you to sleep
All I Know Now by Carrie hope Fletcher, but not because it was boring. Carrie is one of my all time favourite youtubers and reading her book I imagined her voice. Her inspiring words just washed over me and really calmed me greatly. I loved the entire book and I also felt sleepy and at piece while I was reading it.
5. The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood
What character from YA literature didn’t have something traumatic happen to them in childhood? I suppose I have to pick one though so I’m going to choose Ruby from the Darkest Minds trilogy (if you haven’t read the series skip to the next question there will be spoilers). Ruby was only 10 I think when she was taken from her home to Thurmond, the worst camp there was for children like her. Before that she literally erased herself from her parents memories and had to live with that for the rest of her life. Then only a year later she erased herself from her best friends memory too. It’s insane! And very traumatic of course.
6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful
I was very intimidated by A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin when I first picked it up because it is a massive book! It’s around 800-900 pages I think. It was a gorgeously written book though and I loved the story and all the characters. I’m looking forward to reading A Clash of Kings later this year.
7. Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse
For this question I’ll have to go with Karou from the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor. Basically Karou doesn’t know who she is or where she comes from and wishes to discover that. For better or worse she does and it kind of turns out to be a bit of both.
8. Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not
For this one I’ll go with Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green just to throw something sad into the mix. I assume you all know the story but if not, leave now. So Augustus Waters gets really really sick. . . with cancer. . . And he can’t be cured. He pretends to be healthy and well for a while to protect Hazel Grace but ends up dying anyway. . . thanks John Green.
9. Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life
Obviously the characters from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. The characters in those books are some of my all time favourites and I absolutely wish they could come to life and then bring me back to their world. . . Oh the dreams of me.
10. Disney Descendants – your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character
For favourite villain I choose two groups of villains. The first, the aliens from The Fifth Wave series by Rick Yancy and the second, the angels from the Angelfall trilogy by Susanne Ee. They both really interest me and I love reading about them and learning the ins and outs of how they work. It is really intense reading scenes that include them and I think they’re both so clever, particularly the aliens.
Alright so that is it for the Disney Book tag, I hope you enjoyed it and feel free to comment your own answers down below (not that any of you ever do).
Signing off, Charlie