Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Disney Princess Book Tag

You may have noticed (or maybe you haven't) that I've been a little scarce around the blog in the last week or so. I'll admit I've been in a bit of a slump and a lot of it has to do with the insanity that has been my life lately. Today I've found a tag (originally created by Soudha) to make things a little more exciting and hopefully it'll be back to your regular programming soon!

Your favorite classic

To be honest, I haven't read Wuthering Heights in over ten years, but when I did read it I LOVED it! I was obsessed with the relationship between Heathcliff and Cathy. My Wuthering Heights collection one of my most prized possessions with editions dating back to the early 1900s. I'm forever wishing someone would write an incredible YA retelling!

A book that kept you reading well past your bedtime

It isn't often that a book actually keeps me up late reading. I've always been really good about calling it quits when I need to go to sleep! Heartless kept me up late on more than one night though. It was just soooo good! I couldn't put it down! This is one of the top retellings I've ever read. The world and characters were magical and heartbreaking and I can't wait to read it again!

Your favorite classic romance

This one was hard since I'd usually pick Wuthering Heights! I don't actually read a ton of classics and most of my favorites aren't romantic. This time I chose a classic that I love to read retellings of! The story of Hades and Persephone makes the most incredible romance books and The Star-Touched Queen is one of the best I've read!

 A book about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams

The Winner's series definitely had its ups and downs, but there's no denying it fits this category perfectly! Both Kestrel and Arin have to make sacrifices non-stop in order to fight for their dream of a better country and more freedom for all the people in it.

A book with a smart and independent female character

So many books lately have incredible, smart MCs that this one was actually hard to narrow down! I ended up choosing Falling Kingdoms because I really love Cleo so far after the first two books in the series. She doesn't always make the best decisions, but she's certainly independent and intelligent and I'm excited to see what she does in the rest of the series!

A book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world

I always loved Jasmine for being a strong and independent princess who refused to be forced into an arranged marriage. Similarly, Lada refused to fit into societal norms in And I Darken. Instead of fitting into her place at court, Lada insisted on training with the soldiers and attempting to take on the world with her own army. She's incredible! 

A book whose ending was a roller-coaster of emotions

Oh... Ruin and Rising. I am still not over that ending! Even though certain things were set in stone even before it ended, I was still holding out hope until the very last page that things wouldn't end the way they were ending! I still adore the series and it's at the top of my favorites list, but that ending pretty much killed me. 

A book with a kick-ass female character

The Young Elites is a book I waited WAY too long to read! Adelina is such an unusual character and she's a total badass. She is focused on her own goals and is led by her ambition. She is a powerful and feared woman and I'm so excited to see what happens with her story in book three! 

A book featuring a hardworking, self-made character

A Court of Thorns and Roses is one of my favorite series and Feyre is nothing if not a hardworking, self-made character. Before she went to the Spring Court, she left school and taught herself to hunt in order to feed her family. Later she worked to free an entire country, and in book two she surprised me even more!  

A book that features an artist

Splintered is a series that features a few interesting artists. Alyssa, the main character, is an artist who sometimes uses bugs in her canvases. Later in the series Jeb, one of the love interests in the story, develops a very unique artistic ability. And of course Wonderland itself is basically a work of art. This entire series is gorgeous!

A book that features a mother-daughter relationship

Nobody said it had to be a normal mother-daughter relationship! Penryn and her mom have one of the strangest relationships I've ever seen in a book... but it certainly kept things interesting! And despite her mom's sometimes-unusual actions, Penryn always tried to look out for her best interest. This is one relationship I really did enjoy reading about. 

A book that features a great relationship between siblings

Wintersong is amazing for so many reasons, not least of which is the relationship between Liesl and her brother! Both of the siblings are musically gifted - Liesl is a composer while her brother is incredible at playing what she's written. Throughout the book their bond is obvious, even when it's not the main plot point. I can't wait to see more of these two in the next book! 

Who is your favorite Disney Princess?
Which of these would you have chosen differently? 
Let me know in the comments!