This tag was created by Katytastic on Youtube back in 2015. I had completely forgotten that this tag existed until now but I am very happy it does exist because I love Disney and I love books, making this the perfect tag.
The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a ‘fish out of water’.
I chose Daisy from Royals by Rachel Hawkins for this one. Daisy was thrown into a royal life of which was so different from her own life. Everything about Daisy’s new life was different from her old one from the way that she had to act around others to her mode of transport.
Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation.
The only answer I could think of for this was Harry, Ron and Hermione from the Harry Potter series. These characters experience so much development as they grow up throughout the series that they are almost completely different people by the final book than they were in the first book.
Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters.
I love Rhysand and his friends! They are all so different which is what makes them such a great group. The characterisations contrasted and complemented each other perfectly.
Sleeping Beauty – a book that put you to sleep.
I had to read The Moonstone for college and it bored me soooo much. I couldn’t connect or relate to any of the characters and, being half Indian, I didn’t enjoy the way in which Wilkie Collins portrayed the Indian Brahmins.
The Lion King – a character that had something traumatic happen to them in childhood.
I can’t say what happens as it would spoil this book. Kiko has something very traumatic happen to her in Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman. This book was very emotional, heartbreaking but beautiful.
Beauty and the Beast – a beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.
Both The Book Thief and A Court of Wings and Ruin intimidated me very much with their length but once I started reading them I ended up absolutely flying through them and they’ve ended up being some of my favourite books.
Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or for worse.
Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not.
I’m putting Cinder for both Aladdin and Mulan because in this Cinderella retelling Cinder so desperately wishes to be away from her horrible step mother. This is what pushes her to pretend that she is something that she is not and ends up getting her into a terrible situation.
Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life.
After watching the new Netflix movie, I just want these characters to come to life even more please.
Disney Descendants – your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character.
I have always loved Valentine from The Mortal Instruments as a villain because no matter how awful he is, he truly believes that what he is doing is the right thing. This makes him such a complex character to me.
Thanks for reading!