This week’s Tag has come from Taylor over at TaylorIsReading – you can find Taylor’s answers by clicking here.
1) The Little Mermaid: a character that is out of their element, a fish out of water
Okatsu from The Shogun’s Queen (The Shogun Quartet) by Lesley Downer – Okatsu is pulled from her home in a small, remote village & thrown into the middle of the Japanese royal family. This story is also based on true events, which makes it even more shocking.
2) Cinderella: a character who goes through a major development
Li Jing from The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim – Li Jing starts the story as a young, innocent girl from a poor family in a tiny village, who is then sent to another family where she is married to a toddler; when her new family need money they sell her onto a brothel. By the end of the book Li Jing has grown up a ridiculous amount & has become so incredibly strong.
3) Snow White: a book with a eclectic group of characters
Spellbook of the Lost & Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle definitely has a mixed & diverse cast.
4) Sleeping Beauty: a book that put you to sleep
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman – I have a mixed relationship with Hoffman’s work & this book definitely fell into the category of yawn-worthy. It just didn’t feel like it was going anywhere!
5) The Lion King: a character who has something traumatic happen in their childhood
I debated whether I should use this book as the plot is quite gritty, but These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung definitely fits into this category. These Violent Delights tells the story of several girls who are sexually abused by the same teacher during their different times at secondary school.
6) Beauty & The Beast: a book that was a beast (a book that was intimidating but you ended up loving)
The A Song of Ice & Fire series by George R. R. Martin! These books were so intimidating but I’ve officially read them all.
7) Aladdin: a character who gets their wish granted, for better or for worse
Agnieszka from Uprooted by Naomi Novik – she hopes that her best friend Kasia won’t be taken by the Dragon & she definitely gets her wish…
8) Mulan: a character who pretends to be someone or something they’re not
Zivah from Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne; don’t tell anyone but she’s secretly a spy.
9) Toy Story: a book with characters that you want to come to life
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater – I would love to have Cole & Isabel in my life… although I’m not sure which one I would fancy more!
10) Disney Descendants: your favourite villain
Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer!