Today I am doing the Disney book tag which was created by Katytastic – click here to see the original video. On a side note, my favourite Disney movies include Mulan and Aladdin.
1. The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”
I am going to go with Maerad from the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon – especially in The Gift (book 1). She is thrust into a completely different world to what she is used to.
2. Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation
I think I would have to go for Tavi from the Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher. The character development in this series is incredible – through the six book series we see about ten years of the characters life. We see Tavi change and develop from a 14/15 year old to a man in his mid to late twenties, I think. It is one of the best character arcs I’ve read and I highly recommend this series.
3. Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters
The Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb. Off the top of my head we closely follow around 10 different characters, and that is not including the liveships. It is an amazing set of diverse and distinctive characters which I highly recommend checking out.
4. Sleeping Beauty – a book that put you to sleep
Well it didn’t put me to sleep, but I think I’m going to go with All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. I don’t know what it was but I just could not get into this book and ended up not finishing it.
5. The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood
Any main character in a YA book, particularly dystopian :)… In all seriousness I am picking Liesel from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. If you’ve read the book then you will know what I mean.
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
Definitely War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It is such an intimidating book and not just because of the length, but it was an absolutely amazing read. I actually found it quite easy to get into, and once y0u get into (and used to the names) you will find yourself fully engaged. Highly recommend reading this book.
7. Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse
I have been racking my brain for this one and can’t seem to think of a good answers. So I am going to go with Suze from the Mediator series by Meg Cabot, because she gets what she wants even though there is alot of trouble along the way. Not really a wish but she definitely wanted it.
8. Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not
Eona from the Eon duology by Alison Goodman. Pretty similar to Mulan, she pretends to be a boy. Not a spoiler because it tells you in the blurb.
9. Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life
To be honest I think Pride and Prejudice. It would be amazing to see these characters in real life and maybe talk to them. 🙂
10. Disney Descendants – your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character
I actually quite enjoyed the Darkling from the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, but would have liked him to be a bit more developed. Also Locke from the Gentleman Bastards sequence by Scott Lynch is definitely morally ambiguous and he is amazing – I love that series.
What is your favourite Disney film?
See you next time