1. The Little Mermaid — A character who is out their element, a “fish out of water.”
Lilac LaRoux was definitely out of her element when her and Tarver Merendsen crashed onto a random planet when the Icarus was pulled out of hyperspace. Tarver was trained to be able to function and survive to find rescue but Lilac was a society girl. She crashed in a ball gown.
Despite all that, Lilac didn’t crumple when faced with the unknown. I think the strength of her character got her through, her unwillingness to give up, until she learned how to do things on her own.
2. Cinderella — A character who goes through a major transformation.
I think June Iparis went through a major transformation in Legend. Everything she thought she knew about her family, her parents and brother, and the government she works for all fell apart when the truth came out but she didn’t break. She found a way to save a life, the life of the boy the government accused of killing her brother.
June was also really arrogant and felt above everyone but when she was confronted with the people on the streets she saw that she was no better than any of them. She really changed throughout the book.
3. Snow White — A book with an eclectic cast of characters.
I feel like a lot of books could fit in with this but I decided to pick Percy Jackson and the Olympians because not only does it have a lot of demigods but gods, satyrs, centaurs, monsters etc. Full of different character and personalities but all easy to relate to.
Plus, I loved reading in Percy’s POV. He was so funny and sassy which not only got himself in trouble but also the people he was with as well. I recommend both this series and The Heroes of Olympus series.
4. Sleeping Beauty — A book that put you to sleep.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was such a waste of my time. I read it last year because I kept hearing good things about it. But I just felt like it was a waste of trees. I don’t understand how it even got published.
Me and Earl and the Dying girl is compared to The Fault in Our Stars and it is NOTHING like TFIOS. That’s an insult to John Green. Just because it has a girl dying of cancer and a boy doesn’t mean it’s like TFIOS. Comparing is just stupid, they’re nothing alike. John Green is a better writer for one.
5. The Lion King—A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood.
I think Harry Potter is the obvious choice here. Not only were his parents killed by Voldemort, his mother right in front of him, but he was also raised by the Dursleys which is enough to scar any kid. Look how Dudley was treated.
Considering what Harry went through he was a decent person. Despite how he was raised, that his parents were killed, he was still a good person and had a good heart. I think there’s a reason people still love these books and it’s still selling all over the world.
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.
A Dance with Dragons is the longest book I’ve ever read. Okay, so the story may not be “beautiful” all the time but it had it’s moments. A Song of Ice and Fire is such an amazing series and George writes such amazing worlds that it is beautiful even with all the horrible things that happen in the book.
I cannot wait to get my hands on The Winds of Winter. I feel like I’ve been waiting 10 years for it.
7. Aladdin—A character who gets their wish granted, for better or for worse.
All Maddy ever wanted was to be like any other person, to be able to just walk out the front door and not worry about the things out there that would probably kill her. Then she meets Olly and wants to be able to join the world even more.
I don’t think she could ever see what would come to light if she did leave the house and have an adventure. The only thing Maddy wanted was to live, just once, and now her life will never be the same.
8. Mulan — A character who pretends to be something or someone they are not.
Mare pretends to be Silver for a while during Red Queen. She’s forced to by the king, otherwise I think they would’ve killed her. But because no one knew what she was, or how she could do the things she did, Mare had to fake it.
Then, I can’t remember why, but it all came crashing down and all hell broke loose. I might have to reread this before I get a copy of Glass Sword when it comes out. I think next year.
9. Toy Story—A book with characters you wish would come to life.
I’m going to have to go with the Harry Potter series. I know I’ve used Harry already in this tag but I can’t think of any characters I’d want to come to life more.
There would be Hogwarts and all the magical creatures. I would love to join this world. I’ve always wanted to go to Hogwarts.
10. Disney Descendants—Your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character.
I can’t say that I like any villains. Not even in Harry Potter, I don’t have any favourites. But I can see where Janine Matthews was coming from in the Divergent trilogy. I don’t agree with the way she handled things, using one faction to kill another.
I can see why she didn’t want anyone to know the truth, even if I think she was wrong to try to hide it from everyone. Although, what good did it do in the end? Not a lot. So maybe Janine was right, but went about it all the wrong way.
I’m not going tag anyone for this so if you feel like doing it feel free 🙂