I love Disney and I love books so when I saw that a tag had been made about both I jumped at the chance to do this! I first saw this on Charlene’s blog Bookish Whimsy but it was originated by Soudha from Of Stacks and Cups.
Disney Princess Tag
1. My favourite Disney Princess is Ariel although whenever I take a test to see which Disney Princess I am most like I always get Belle – which I am pretty happy with since she is a book lover too.
2. My favourite Disney Princess movie when I was little was Sleeping Beauty – I just loved the music so much. Once I saw The Little Mermaid that eclipsed all other Disney Princess movies for me however!
3. Although I have watched most Disney movies umpteen times, I have only ever watched Pocahontas once. The ones I have watched the most would be The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland and Robin Hood – in that order. 😉
Right, let’s get onto the tag!
1. Snow White – Name your favourite classic
This was a pretty hard choice for me since there are a few classic novels I really love but I finally settled on Little Women. There is a timelessness to this book which keeps it fresh and appealing. I always get sucked in when I read this.
2. Cinderella – Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime
The last book I remember reading into the wee hours was Princess of the Midnight Ball (which is actually pretty funny given the category).
3. Aurora – Name your favourite classic romance
Another toughie but I’ve got to go with North and South (the mini series starring Richard Armitage probably has a lot to do with this lol). It is a really compelling love story between two people of opposite characters. My favourite kind of romance!
4. Ariel – Name a book that’s about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams
I honestly think of all the books I have read, this book encapsulates best a character that sacrifices a lot and fights to the bitter end to make sure that she and her brother will be able to survive in the home they love so much. Puck is an awesome main character.
5. Belle – Name a book with a smart and independent female character
Katsa is the epitome of an independent and smart female character – and I absolutely love her for it! I have seen a lot of criticism lobbied at this book because Katsa (although she does fall in love) never wants to get married. I really like this about the character. She isn’t afraid to be vulnerable but she just doesn’t see marriage as a part of her future.
6. Jasmine – Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world
Daphne is the daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. She is destined to become evil like her many sisters. Yet Daphne looks to the human world and sees a different life. She constantly challenges the social mores of the hell she has grown up in and when a chance to go to the world above arises, she seizes the opportunity.
7. Pocahontas – Name a book whose ending was a roller-coaster of emotions
My heart was almost literally in my throat the whole way through this book. There are so many twists and turns in this series and you never what is going to happen. Like Game of Thrones, beloved characters are killed off and you just never know if your favourites are destined to die.
8. Mulan – Name a book with a kick-ass female character
When I think kick-ass, I think Kate Daniels. Kate is a tough and capable fighter and has not had the easiest life which makes it hard for her to trust others. Seeing her soften and let people in while still maintaining her tough-as-nails persona has been a joy.
9. Tiana – Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character
Yet another Ilona Andrews character, Rose is as different from Kate as night and day. She struggles bringing up her two younger brothers in the Edge, a world between the Broken (our world) and the Weird (a magic world). As she is an “illegal” she has scrape a living working in sub-par jobs which pay very little. Rose does everything she can to keep her family together and she is a really admirable character.
10. Rapunzel – Name a book that features an artist
The only contemporary on this list but it has a magic all of its own. The author is an artist herself and she drew the images which the main character Bria created in the book during her travels through Central America. There is a certain whimsical quality to this book that has made it one of my all-time favourites.
11. Merida – Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship
This was actually quite a difficult one as there are not that many books out there with healthy mother-daughter relationships, especially in young adult. Most of the time, parents are barely present at all. The Raven Boys is a wonderful exception. Blue’s mother (and extended family) actually feature a lot in the book and are just as central to the plot as the teen characters. Their relationship is not without its hiccups but is still portrayed as a very loving family unit.
12. Anna and Elsa – Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings
This book has a really lovely sibling relationship between the main character Gene/Micah (an intersex youth) and brother Cyril. The story is fantastic but my favourite part was how close the siblings were.
That was really fun! If you enjoyed this post and would like to do it too, consider yourself tagged. I would highly recommend checking out the blogs above to see their answers as well. Have fun!! 😀