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SNOW WHITE – this book (like the movie) started it all
Favorite debut book from an author
This was a hard one, because there are a lot of debut books that I love, but I’m going to have to go with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. There’s just something so magical about the series and the book and the fact that it’s her first published book is amazing
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
Peeta from The Hunger Games didn’t make much of an impression on me when I first started reading the book. In fact, I don’t think it was until his surprise announcement at the television broadcast that I gave him much thought. After he announced that he liked Katniss, I paid closer attention to him and ended up really liking and rooting for him through all three books.
AURORA – sleeping beauty
A book that makes you sleepy or could not hold your attention
I couldn’t get into The Raven Boys. I liked the first chapter, but as soon as it went over to Gansey’s POV, I just lost interest. Maybe I’ll try it again sometime.
ARIEL – under the sea
A book with a water/ocean setting
Ahab’s Wife, or the Star-Gazer by Sera Jeter Naslund is a book that takes place both by the ocean and on. Una, the protagonist, grows up in a lighthouse, but runs away, disguises herself as a boy, and joins the crew of a whaling ship. I loved this book when I read it years ago; I should reread it sometime.
BELLE – beauty and the books
Name a book with the best bookworm/book lover
I’ve got a soft spot for Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey. I know it’s a send up on how reading too many Gothic novels and letting your imagination run away with you isn’t the greatest thing, but I love how much she loves reading and how excited she gets over reading. It reminds me of me.
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)
I never expected to love the Illuminae Files as much as I do. I didn’t even like it when I started reading it. I found it so confusing because when reading e-mails or chat transcripts, I tend to skip over usernames, so I only knew Kady and Ezra. All the minor characters were a blur to me. And then, I realized my mistake and I made an effort to pay attention to who was “talking”. But, honestly, the major reason I love it so much is AIDAN. I love that murderous AI. It’s so wonderfully twisted and I want to marry it. Legally. Forever. I’d be Mrs. AIDAN Murderbot and happy about it.
POCAHONTAS – the real life princess
Name a book that is based on a real life person you want to read/have read
I’d like to read An American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt. I thought it sounded interesting. The summary from Goodreads makes it sounds so interesting and I’ve seen a couple of glowing reviews. I think I’m going to try and get around to it this month.
MULAN – the princess that saved her country
Name the fiercest heroine you know
Hanna from Gemina is pretty fierce. I described the book as Die Hard, only instead of a building, it’s a ship and instead of a veteran cop, it’s a kick-ass teenage girl while I was reading the book, and, let’s face it, that’s basically what it is. A bunch of terrorists take over, think they have everyone locked down, but, uh-oh, someone is loose and they are well trained and driven by anger and a desire to help their loved ones. The fact that Hanna is a teenager and a girl just makes it all the better. (I mean, I’ve been saying that I want a shot-for-shot remake of Die Hard with a woman for years; this satisfied that want.)
TIANA – the princess with the coolest and most diverse crew
Name a diverse book, whether it is a diverse set of characters or just diverse in general
I have to go with Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. This book has everything: Muslim teens, genderfluid/transgender teens, deaf people, people of color, homeless people, and more. What I like about the diversity in Magnus Chase as opposed to the Heroes of Olympus, is that it feels organic and not check-listy. It doesn’t feel like Rick Riordan was trying to hit as many boxes as he could to be inclusive; it feels more natural. (Not that I don’t love the Heroes of Olympus series; it just feels a little bit more forced).
RAPUNZEL – let your long hair down
Name the longest book you’ve ever read
I think the longest book I ever read was Les Miserables. It was 1463 pages long.
MERIDA – I determine my own fate
A book where there is no love story/interest
The Giver by Lois Lowry has no love interest or story as far as I recall.
MOANA – how far I’ll go
A character that goes on a journey
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. Charlotte goes on both a literal journey from England to American and a metaphoric journey to finding herself.
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