The Disney Book Tag


I spotted this tag on Sky's Book Corner and also on Jenny in Neverland and I couldn't resist joining in with the fun. I loved their answers and as a major Disney fan, I found the idea of matching Disney characters with books according to their treats and characters fantastic! 

1) The Little Mermaid: A character who is out of their element. A ‘fish out of water’

The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) by Kate Winter. 
One day, Rosie Potter wakes up with what might be the world's worst hangover, until she discovers that she's actually dead... But Rosie has no idea how to be a ghost. Is she supposed to haunt her killer? But who killed her? 
This is an hilarious book and Kate Winter has made an exquisite job creating the perfect balance between humour and grieving. I'm sure you all will love Rosie too.

2) Cinderella: A character that goes through a major transformation

The Day We Disappeared by Lucy Robinson. 
This is the book with THE twist, if you haven't read it yet, I don't what you are waiting for. Amazing. 
The story is actually about two friends who are undergoing major changes in their lives, new job, new love interest, new life style. I really liked both characters. So I couldn't think of a more fitting book for Cinderella. If you have read it, you'll totally agree with me. (wink, wink)

3) Snow White: A book with an eclectic cast of characters

Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley.
This sweet story takes place in the allotment of Ivy Lane, where a lively and friendly community shares not only a place to grow their plants but also products, tips on how-to and friendship. With the lovely Tilly as the main character, we get to know all the members: from Charlie, the sexy fireman, the talkative Gemma and her persuasive mother, to the sweet old Alf, they all welcome her to their family. 
There are so many fantastic characters in this book and they all add their own spark to the story! 

4) Sleeping Beauty: A book that put you to sleep

One Thousand and One Nights
I remember that my mum got me this book in my teen years and said to me, this one is gonna take you a while to finish (it was huge). But I just couldn't get into the stories. Some I already knew and enjoyed but some where just too boring. It's one of the few books I have never finished and it's still sitting in my room at my parents'. Maybe one day I'll give it another try, now I'm older and wiser (ehem...).

5) The Lion King: A character that had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

Girl at War by Sara Novic.
It has been a while since a book had made such a strong impression on me. Girl at War is an extraordinary tale about war, loss and grief but also about love and hope and the need to find your place in the world. With two main story lines, Girl at War tells the story of Ana, a Croatian girl who survived a cruel and violent war but lost almost everything in it, even a part of herself. We follow a ten-year-old Ana in Zagreb, in the midst of the civil war, and a twenty-year-old Ana in New York, on her third year of university.

6) Beauty and the Beast: A beast of a book that you were intimidated by but found to be beautiful

Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey.
I've picked this one because one of the most beautiful stories that I have ever read. When I first got it, I was a bit intimidated because it's quite a long book but especially because I was going to an event with the author and I really wanted to like it. But only a few pages in I knew I was going to love it. 
I flew through the story in no time at all. It's such a well written story with so much heart in it, just like Belle!

7) Aladdin: A character that gets their wish granted, for better or for worse

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson by Paige Toon.
With the imminent publication of I Knew You Were Trouble, the second book on the Jessie Jefferson Series, I have been thinking a lot about Jessie. She would be the perfect Aladdin, she wished with all her heart to know who her father was. Imagine her surprise when her father turned out to be a huge rock star! I cannot wait to see how her relationship with him develops in the second book. 

8) Mulan: A character who pretends to be someone or something they’re not

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.
In this one not only one but two characters pretend to be someone they are not. Renée, the concierge, conforms to every stereotype of the concierge: fat, cantankerous, addicted to television. Yet, Renée is a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. 
Then there's Paloma, a twelve-year-old genius. She behaves as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter.

9) Toy Story: A book with characters you wish would come to life

Harry Potter! 
Where's my letter? I'm still waiting for my letter...
Do I need to say anything else? 

10) Disney Descendants – your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character

The Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella.
Alicia Billington, Becky Brandon's (née Bloomwood) arch-rival, also knows as Alicia Bitch Long-Legs is one of those characters I love to hate. She plays a big role in the series, always trying to undermine Becky and sabotaging her plans, but as you know, good always wins.
It was great to see her back on Becky's last adventure, Shopaholic to the Stars, and I cannot wait to see what's next for them. 

Well, that was a lot of fun! If you want to do this tag yourself, feel free! I’d love to see more of these around, bring the magic of Disney to the blogosfera! 

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