The Princess Book Tag

This post might seem ridiculous at first glance, but the specifications for each book are actually pretty neat. Scan through and maybe you’ll end up deciding to do your own Princess Book Tag post!

Egg Reader tagged me for this post. Angela is a serious bookworm. If you’re looking for a place to find regular book reviews of the latest and greatest books, check out her blog!

The rules: 

  • Mention where you saw the tag/thank whoever tagged you
  • Tag Zuky’s and Mandy’s posts so they can check out the wonderful Princess fun throughout the blog world (Book Princess Reviews & Book Bum)
  • Play a game of tag at the end

 

The Princesses and the Books:

Snow White – This Book (like the Movie) Started It All

Favorite debut book from an author:

The Hundred-Year Flood by Matthew Salesses. It’s crazy well-written.

 

Cinderella – A Diamond in the Rough

Just like Cinderella, you didn’t expect much out of this character in the beginning but they turned out to be a total gem

Virginia St. George in Dragonbound! I honestly didn’t expect much out of the book either, but it turned out to be a five star read. It was surprisingly good with excellent characterization and backstory for the two MCs.

 

Aurora – Sleeping Beauty

A book that makes you sleepy or just could not hold your attention

Pandemic by A.G. Riddle, which was weird because it’s an action, techno thriller. As in, it’s supposed to be exciting and keep you on the edge of your seat even though it’s a really loooooong novel.

 

Ariel – Under the Sea

A book with a water/ocean setting

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. Everyone should read at least one Jules Verne book in their lives. He provides a fascinating look at how spectacular the world could be (science fiction) and clues you in to the the way the world was, both historically (National Geographic style) and socially (racist, sexist, biased, all the cringeworthy things, but still very insightful).

 

Beauty and the Books

Name a book with the best bookworm/book lover

Stealing Angela’s answer and choosing Hermione Granger in the Deathly Hallows. I love the lugging around of all the books.

 

Jasmine – The Thief and the Princess

Name a book with an unlikely love story (either in terms of romance or a book you didn’t expect to love so much.)

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg. I got it as a Kindle First, and I never expect much out of Kindle Firsts. They are usually somewhat terrible. So I was really surprised by how awesome, fascinating, interesting, and unpredictable The Paper Magician was.

 

Pocahontas – The Real Life Princess

Name a book that is based on a real life person you want to read/have read

Jane Goodall, Reason for Hope. Talk about mind-blowing. This book seriously changed how I thought about the world. I need to whip it out and reread it. Life changing, seriously. Okay, at least perspective changing.

 

Mulan – The Princess that saved her Country

Name the fiercest heroine you know

Zoe in The Last Girl, The Final Trade, and The First City (The Dominion Trilogy by Joe Hart). These books are Adult: very realistic and the struggles Zoe has about being a bad person (for wanting to murder people who deserve it) have so much more depth and reality to them than books like The Hunger Games, IMO.

 

Tiana – The Princess With The Coolest And Most Diverse Crew

Name a diverse book whether it is a diverse set of characters (like Tiana’s group of Naveen, Louis, Ray, and more) or just diverse in general

“Diversity” makes me think racial or ethnic diversity, but so many of the books that feature a “diverse” group like that do it poorly. It’s either inauthentic feeling, hokey, or bland (as in they gave a white character ___ features). SO my choice in this category is a book that I think does diversity authentically: The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker. It’s a very enjoyable YA science fiction book and the first in a series.

 

Rapunzel – Let Your Longggggg Hair Down

Name the longest book you’ve ever read

After some quick research, I believe the longest book I’ve read is The Count of Monte Cristo. Though I must say, Anna Karenina (and to a lesser extent Tess of the D’Urbervilles) felt agonizingly longer. Yeeeesh! The Count of Monte Cristo was my favorite book for a while after I read it though. Loved it.

 

Merida – I Determine My Own Fate

A book where there is no love story/interest or it isn’t needed

Pollyanna. I read this for the first time as an adult and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. You probably know the story already or have seen a movie version of it. Don’t let either of those things stop you from reading this book! It’s surprisingly poignant and impactful.

 

Anna and Elsa – Frozen Hearts

A book in a winter/cold setting

Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg sort of fits but doesn’t exactly fit. The protagonist is literally followed by frost, causing blizzards to form around her even in the driest of deserts. It’s a fascinating read.

Oh, also, The Little Match Girl and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. Very frosty stories.

 

Moana  – How Far I’ll Go

A character that goes on a journey

In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne immediately comes to mind, because I was thinking about him earlier. I recommend the Disney movie over the book for this story though.

Oh, also Joe Hart’s Dominion Trilogy, even though I already mentioned it. Zoe goes on a journey in every book. It’s dystopian, thriller, action-packed goodness, if you’re into that kind of thing.

 

A Game of Tag

Tag! S.E. Drummond, If Mermaid’s Wore Suspenders, A.S. Akkalon, and K.E. Botello you’re ALL it! Make your own Princess Book Tag post or tell me which books you would have chosen in the comments section!!

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