The Disney Princess Book Tag!


Stolen with little remorse from the fabulous Adaline @ Not Gary Cooper (probably the sweetest blogger in the 'sphere).

"But, Ellie!" you say. "I'm tired of tags! They're not even that interesting!"

Me, gagging you and shoving you into my closet: "Hmm? What's that? I didn't hear anything about people disliking tags. On with the post!"*

*Hey, don't look at me like that. My closet's pretty comfortable! I spent 14 years of my life in there, after all.

Snow White: This Book (Like the Movie) Started it All
Favorite debut from an author


Better get my obligatory daily mention of this book out of the way, eh?

Seriously, guys. I know I never shut up about this book, but THERE'S A REASON FOR THAT, DAMMIT. Overflowing with mysterious, magical, murderous thrills, this book is a must for any fans of Artemis Fowl, Percy Jackson, or any adventurous middle-grade.

Cinderella: Diamond in the Rough
Just like Cinderella, you didn't expect too much from this character at first. However, they turned out to be a total gem!



Alek from Leviathan was incredibly useless, whiny, and uninspiring in the first book. However, he transformed into a magnetic, brilliant hero by Behemoth!

Aurora: Sleeping Beauty
This book made you sleepy/couldn't hold your attention


#UNPOPULAROPINIONTIME.

Look, folks. I know I should love this book, since magical realism is totally my thing. But dammit, the writing bored me to the Void and back again. DNF @ 75%.

Ariel: Under the Sea
A book with an ocean/water setting



I think this counts! Along for the Ride takes place in a cute little seaside town.

Belle: Beauty and the Books
A book where a character is a bookworm



What answer is there other than Hermione Granger?

Jasmine: The Thief and the Princess
A book with an unlikely love story - either in terms of an unlikely romance or a book you didn't expect to love but did


OOH TWO IN ONE.

This is Christian fiction, so of course my agnostic ass was skeptical. (I rated it 4.5/5, though, so my agnostic ass was also wrong.) Additionally, it features an unlikely romance between a poor Jewish girl and a Centurion. Basically, it went like this:

Nissa: I have feelings for Longinus.

Longinus: I have feelings for Nissa.

Me: Hahaha never gonna happen-

Nissa and Longinus: *kiss*

Me, falling out of my chair: whAT I DID N O T SEE THAT COMING-

Pocahontas: Real-Life Princess
A book you have read/want to read that's based on a real person


This is a memoir, so it's a bit more canon than "based on". Still, I think it's one of those books that everyone, no matter their background and views, can benefit from reading. If you haven't picked it up yet, please do!

Mulan: The Princess Who Saved Her Country
The fiercest heroine you know


I was going to say something like "Hermione Granger" or "Inej Ghafa" and then I remembered that GRANNY ESMERALDA WEATHERWAX EXISTS.

She's a badass, take-no-prisoners antihero witch who (in this book, which is my all-time favorite of any book, ever) sets out with her coven to save Cinderella from an evil fairy godmother.

"Well," said Nanny, "you know Esme. She wasn't one for that kind of thing - never one to push herself forward."*

*She didn't need to. Granny Weatherwax was like the prow of a ship. Seas parted when she showed up.

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"You’d have to go a long day’s journey to find someone nastier than Esme," said Nanny Ogg, "and this is me sayin’ it.  She knows exactly what she is. She was born to be good and she don’t like it."

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She strode across the moors as if distance was a personal insult.

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Granny’s implicit belief that everything should get out of her way extended to other witches, very tall trees and, on occasion, mountains.

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Many people could say things in a cutting way. But Granny could listen in a cutting way. She could make something sound stupid just by hearing it.

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"When you break rules, break 'em good and hard."

Tiana: The Princess With the Most Diverse Crew
A diverse book


In terms of sexuality (many bi characters, several possibly pan or gay) and ethnicity/background (Egyptian, Indian, African, Bedouin, European), no books come to mind that can surpass the epic that is Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis. 

Rapunzel: Let Your Long Hair Down
The longest book you've ever read


1,400 pages, y'all. It was a Process.

Merida: I Determine My Own Fate
A book with no love story



Artemis Fowl is another fabulous middle-grade read! And at least in the first book, there's no sign of romance.

Anna and Elsa: Frozen Hearts
A book in a cold/winter setting



THIS IS PROBABLY THE SWEETEST BOOK I'VE READ ALL YEAR. When his children were young, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote letters to them from Father Christmas, his polar bear assistant, and his elf secretary about their misadventures at the North Pole. It's the most precious thing <3

Moana: How Far I'll Go
A character who goes on a journey


Eskarina Smith, from the quick, fun read Equal Rites. A dying wizard accidentally transfers his powers to a little girl, Esk, instead of a boy. Accompanied by Granny Weatherwax and armed with her talking wizarding staff, she sets out on a journey across the world to prove that girls can be wizards, too.

"They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance."

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"That's one form of magic, of course."
"Just knowing things?"
"Knowing things that other people don't."

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"I'm not a lady, I'm a witch."

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I'm back from vacation at last! Would anyone be interested in seeing a picture/travel log sort of post? Also, what's a debut that impressed you? Favorite literary heroines? A book that just couldn't keep you reading? Comment below, and have a fabulous day. <3

Namarië,
Ellie
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4 comments:

  1. I will NEVER get enough tags, LOL. Great picks! :)

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  2. OMG I love this tag! Adding to my list of tags-to-do-even-though-I-was-not-tagged. :) When I do get around to posting it I'll link back to this post. Sad about Life of Pi, I actually quite enjoyed it, even though I'll admit it was slow at first. After about halfway point I recall being sucked in.

    Cass @ Words on Paper

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    1. THAT'S SUCH A LONG LIST FOR ME AHHH. I look forward to seeing it! For me, it was the opposite - I loved hearing about Pi's childhood, but once they'd been on the boat for 1,000 pages I got bored. XD

      - Ellie

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