I figured that everyone could use a break from some heavier content, and a book tag might be a good way to break some of that up. This is the Disney Book Tag! I discovered it through searching, and I’m not sure who the original creator of the tag was. The rules are fairly simple: pick a book that matches each prompt.
– The Little Mermaid –
A character that is out of their element, a “Fish out of Water”.
The first thing I thought of was the main character from The City of Brass, who’s plucked from obscurity on the streets of Egypt and thrown into a magical world she never knew existed. This is a series I really need to get back into before the finale comes out this summer.
– Cinderella –
A character that goes through a major transformation.
I would make the argument that the main character of Horrorstör goes through a very major transformation. Not physically in appearance, but definitely in mindset. I think about this book a lot, and it’s the Grady Hendrix novel that has stood out the most to me in retrospect.
– Snow White –
A book with an eclectic cast of characters.
The main group of characters in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series is one of my favorite sets of characters, so this one has to go to them.
– Sleeping Beauty –
A book that put you to sleep.
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. Not my cup of tea. I know a lot of people really like this kind of stylized writing, but I find it extremely boring.
– The Lion King –
A character that had something traumatic happen to them in their childhood.
Is this every book ever? Maybe it’s because I read a lot of thrillers, but this seems like the plot of most of them. The one that comes to mind is The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager, which follows a (now adult) woman who was present when all three of her bunkmates went missing at summer camp as a kid.
– Beauty and the Beast –
A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.
This one is easy – The Name of the Wind. I was extremely intimidated by the size of this book, but ended up absolutely loving it. As soon as the third book has a release date I’ll jump into the second one, because I really liked this world.
– Aladdin –
A character that get’s their wish granted, for better or for worse.
I guess this could be spoilers, but this would be the plot (kind of) of the Wayward Children series, specifically the later books (end of Every Heart a Doorway, and then the continuation in Come Tumbling Down)
– Mulan –
A character that pretends to be something or someone they are not.
This goes to The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. For spoiler-related reasons, I won’t get into why or who this relates to, but I really enjoyed the twist at the end of this book related to this exact concept.
– Toy Story –
A book with characters you wish would come to live.
I really liked the cast of the Arc of a Scythe series, and while I wouldn’t want the world that they live in, I really enjoyed the characters themselves, and how lifelike they already were.
– Disney Descendants –
Your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character.
This would be either of the main characters from V.E. Schwab’s Vicious/Vengeful series. Both of them are extremely morally ambiguous, and the books are a great exploration of that.
I hope you enjoyed those quick prompts for books that I’ve read. I’ll have another review this Friday, as well as an author spotlight next Monday.