Hey guys! I was browsing around a few blogs yesterday when I stumbled upon the Disney Princess Book Tag on Alexa of Alexa Loves Books‘ blog. As soon as I saw it I KNEW I had to do it (because I’m a huge Disney lover). The tag was originally created by Soudha of Stacks and Cups. So without further ado, let’s jump into it!
3 Princess Facts
- My favorite Disney princess is Ariel and I got to meet her when my husband and I went to Walt Disney World for our honeymoon in December 2014. Best. Day. Ever.
- I was terrified of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves when I was a kid. That scene with the witch on the cliff at the end? Terrifying. But when I tried watching the movie as an adult I was extremely bored.
- I have seen – and own – every Disney princess main movie (you know, the big name title movies, not necessarily the sequels or spinoffs) in either DVD or VHS form. Most are in DVD/Blu-ray.
Snow White – What’s your favorite classic?
As I’m not super huge into reading classics, this one’s tough for me. I will say that I really love A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. It’s my favorite of his plays and to me, it’s a classic. I love the folly and the faeries and the jokes.
Cinderella – What book kept you up way past your bedtime?
I can definitely say that recently Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone kept me up past my bedtime. I mean, it wasn’t super late… well, 1:00AM – but I still had to sleep and stuff. But this book gave me all the feels and you can read about those feels in my review.
Aurora – What’s your favorite classic romance?
Again, as I don’t read many classics, this one’s kind of hard for me. But, I’ll say that I do enjoy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Okay, I know, cheesy, cliche, but it’s true. I really enjoy this tale of star-crossed lovers and how they dared to defy the world around them for love. It’s tragic, romantic, kind of sad, and just one of those ones that I can’t help but love.
Ariel – Name a book about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams.
I really think that The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson is definitely one of those books that falls under this category. Here you have Lia, a princess, who doesn’t want to be forced into a marriage for politics, and so she, along with her best friend, run away to fight to live where they might possibly have some freedom. You can check out more of my feels in my review.
Belle – Name a book with a smart, independent female character.
Well, where do I start? For this one I’m going to pick Sofia from Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I love Sofia so freakin’ much. Though she’s got a rough past and she’s a con artist, she’s also very independent and extremely smart. I think that being able to read body language is a skill that people often taken for granted, and plus she’s just quick with her actions and her mind. Plus, she doesn’t need no man, but I mean, Gideon’s perfect for her, so… Yeah. Read more about how much I love her in my review.
Jasmine – Name a book with a character that challenged the social conventions of his/her world.
For this one I think I’m going to have to go with America from the Selection series by Kiera Cass. She challenged the social norms of the palace many times over because of her position in society and how she was often viewed during her stay there during the Selection process. Though she wasn’t super groundbreaking, she did have many great ideas for how things could be run and how things could change, which was nice. You can check out more of my thoughts here. (And look, Jasmine even matches the cover!)
Pocahontas – Name a book whose ending was a roller coaster of emotions.
I thought this was going to be harder to choose, but as soon as I looked over at my shelves I knew which book fit this perfectly: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. SO MANY FEELS. That twist! Those deaths! The magic! Ugh, there was just so much that happened at the end of that first book that I seriously just can’t deal. My mind is still reeling from what happened. Check out more of my blown mind thoughts here.
Mulan – Name a book with a kickass female character.
I mean, do I really need to say it? Celaena/Aelin from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I love Celaena and just how much of a badass she is. She’s just one of those characters that I would not want to mess with if I ever crossed her on the street. She has her charming side, but she’s mostly a fighter – an assassin – and so I just think she’s really cool and powerful. You can check out more of my thoughts on her here.
Tiana – Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character.
I think that the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews features an eclectic group of characters who are hardworking and self-made. From Kate herself who was raised by a Warlord and thrust into the world to fend for herself days at a time as a child to when she’s an adult living on her own and fighting/killing beasts, to Curran who had a tough time growing up but he managed to win himself the spot of Beast Lord at the age of fifteen, to Andrea who holds a lot of baggage within herself but she’s one of the best sharp shooters in the city, let alone the state, and many other characters. I honestly just think it comes with the world and how dangerous it is. More of my thoughts are here.
Rapunzel – A book that features an artist.
I think that The Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor is a good one because Karou is a spectacular artist. She’s even going to school for it, if that says anything. Often in the first book it talks about her sketches of the chimera, and in general, and how detailed they are. She’s able to capture so much detail when observing something in front of her and I think that that’s an incredible talent. More of my thoughts on her here.
Merida – Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon features a mother-daughter relationship that at first seems loving and caring, but as time passes it becomes a bit more strained and difficult. I mean, I really enjoyed their relationship at the beginning; I thought it was strong and one that is rarely seen in YA books. But then it kind of fell away as the book went on, and though that made me sad, I understand it. More of my thoughts here.
Anna & Elsa – A book with a great relationship between siblings.
I think I’m going to have to go with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. This book features twins Wren and Cath and it deals with their relationship over the course of the book. It’s rocky at times, very up and down, but the sisters would do anything for the other if it came down to it and I think that that’s the best part. I think that they definitely make a great duo. Check out more thoughts here.
And that’s it! You guys should totally do this tag if you love Disney princesses because, well, why wouldn’t you?
And this is optional, but I’m going to tag some people who I think should do this tag:
If you want to do this tag, then consider yourself tagged!
What are some of the books/characters you’d pick for these questions? Let me know!