I was tagged by Trisha Ann at The Bookgasm go check her out! I am definitely someone who was sucked in by the Disney magic as a child and it has stuck with me so I am really looking forward to this tag!
1. The Little Mermaid—A character who is out their element, a “fish out of water.”
Lou Clarke from After You in the sequel to Me Before You Lou is adjusting to her new life a life after Will and making a new life for herself is harder than she thought it would be.
2. Cinderella—A character who goes through a major transformation.
Wanda from The Host by Stephenie Meyer she is an part of an alien species called Souls who conker earth. Her character goes through a major transformation as she learns who she truly is in this new and strange world.
3. Snow White—A book with an eclectic cast of characters.
I read the play The History Boys this year by Alan Bennett about a group of Oxbridge candidates it is such a great read and deals with some real issues as well as being hilarious – would highly recommend.
4. Sleeping Beauty—A book that put you to sleep.
I know this is an un-popular opinion but Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake pretty much put me to sleep I just didn’t connect to the character or the story at all and it ended up being a DNF for me.
5. The Lion King—A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood.
Charlie from Perks of Being a Wallflower – I won’t tell you the trauma because it’s kind of a major spoiler but it’s a short read that is so beautifully written it’s captivating.
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 always really intimidated by the sheer size of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy but I read it a few years ago and the book, story and writing are totally worth it. I feel it would take an essay to really get into Anna Karenina but I will say that reading that beast of a book really got me into Tolstoy’s writing. I have now also read his short story Family happiness and will be reading War and Peace soon as I hope to finish it before the BBC adaptation is on t.v at the end of the year.
7. Aladdin—A character who gets their wish granted, for better or for worse.
My pick is Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby – Daisy is his wish, Daisy is everything to Gatsby and we all know how THAT turned out.
8. Mulan—A character who pretends to be something or someone they are not.
I couldn’t complete a tag without mentioning him – Will Herondale in the Whole of the Infernal Devices. #Frustrating.
9. Toy Story—A book with characters you wish would come to life.
Pride and Prejudice – Darcy and Elizabeth (because The Infernal Devices and Will Herondale was taken!)
10. Disney Descendants—Your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character.
From Game of Thrones (I suppose I could pick any character) but for me it’s Cersei Lannister she’s not just morally ambiguous but next level villainess and it’s brilliant.
Okay! So that was The Disney Book Tag, I hope you enjoyed it now for my tags.
Happy Reading Everyone!