I was tagged by the amazing Second Star to the Right Reviews to participate in the Disney Book Tag! Thank you so much for tagging me, as a huge Disney fan I’m definitely going to have a lot of fun with this. So, lets begin!
1. A Whole New World – Pick a book that made you see the world differently.
I’d probably have to say Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. Although, it didn’t make me see the world differently per say, it made me think. The book explores sexuality in a really interesting way, following the lives of multiple young men all coming to a similar conclusion; that their sexuality is valid. However, all their histories were different, some being surrounded with love and acceptance, while others were victims of homophobia. Two Boys Kissing made me truly realise that everyone in the LGBT community struggled in some form at some stage, regardless of their position currently. Sounds pretty obvious, yet it’s difficult to see that while trapped fighting your own battles.
My review of Two Boys Kissing is available here.
2. Cruella De Vil – Pick your favourite villain.
This would probably have to be DC’s Joker. I’ve been a huge fan of this character for so long; I’m just so fascinated with him. His backstory and personality is something you can’t help but love! In my opinion, he just makes the DC Universe and I’ll watch/play/read anything involving him.
3. I Won’t Say I’m In Love – Pick a book you didn’t want to admit that you liked.
Although, I haven’t read it for some time, I’ll probably have to say Ai Ore! Love Me! This manga tells the story of Mizuki, a girl who looks like a boy, being known as the female “prince” of her school. And Akira, the male “princess” of his. It’s been quite a while since I’ve read it, and I’ve seen a lot of opinions of the controversial content involved since, but I remember really enjoying it when I was younger. However, I’ve never spoken about it or read past volume three, so I may need to return to it much older soon.
4. Gaston – Pick a Character you couldn’t stand.
This one would definitely have to be Annalise from the Half Bad trilogy. I honestly couldn’t stand her. Although, it’s understandable from her actions across all three books, there was just something about her I hated from the moment she was introduced. I found her history infuriating, the way she treated Nathan disgusting, and the fact the guy was just so hung up on her irked me further.
My reviews of the Half Bad trilogy are available here, here and here.
5. Part Of Your World – Pick a book set in a universe you would like to live in.
This would definitely have to be the world in Ink by Alice Broadway. I adore this universe. Although, it’s not particularly a positive one, I’m obsessed with the way they mourn the dead. In Ink, a world where milestones of your life are told in tattoos, in order to remember loved ones, their bodies are skinned and turned into books for loved ones to cherish and read about their lives. I’m fascinated by this, and the idea of having tattoos to mark parts of your life is something I personally do, also. So, I think I’d settle in this world pretty happily… if I ignore all the horrible things happening.
My reviews of Ink and Spark are available here and here.
6. A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes – Describe what the book of your dreams would be like.
Oh, okay! I need a Young Adult, lesbian romance involving witchcraft. I’m yet to find one and I’d honestly just love the idea of lesbian witches, like how perfect does that sound?! If anyone happens to know of any, please, let me know!
7. Someday My Prince Will Come – What book character would you marry if you could?
Probably, Nymphadora Tonks from Harry Potter. Her character is possibly one of my all time favourites in literature and I’m so upset that she wasn’t explored as much as she could have been. She just seems like such a lovely person to be around, and her kookiness definitely makes her marriage material.
8. I See The Light – Pick a book that changed your life.
This one would definitely have to be the Harry Potter series. Not exactly unique, but it’s been in my life since I was a child, and has been shared across generations within my family. Harry Potter was probably what sparked my love for literature at such a young age.
My review of the first Harry Potter book is available here.
9. When You Wish Upon A Star – Pick a book you wish you could reread for the first time.
Definitely Half Bad by Sally Green. I had so much joy reading this book for the first time, managing it in kinda one sitting – I basically read it between college classes, and I was immediately invested in it. The short chapters and interesting characters made this such a gripping read, and I’d love the opportunity to relive that moment again.
10. I Just Can’t Wait To Be King – Pick a book with some kind of monarchy in it.
It’s not exactly a monarchy per say, yet it is the American equivalent. As an avid Harry Potter fan, I’m fascinated by the american version of the Ministry; the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA). In Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Seraphina Picquery is the current president, and her character is so interesting to me. Blunt, domineering and an overall badass, it’s pretty difficult not to love her.
11. Colours Of The Wind – Pick a book with a beautiful cover.
Definitely, Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell. This was definitely a cover buy, falling in love with the book immediately and the others in the series are beautifully similar.
My review of Spellslinger is available here.