Thanks so much to Witty and Sarcastic Bookclub for tagging me in this one! I love Fairy Tales so I had a lot of fun filling this one out. 🙂
Here are the rules:
- Answer as many questions as you can!
- Tag five fairy tale lovers.
- Creator of the Tag Adele of Dellybird
1 – Beauty and the Beast
“He’s no monster…” A character that makes mistakes but redeems themselves in the end.
I love a good redemption arc! The Exercise of Vital Powers is all about character redemption. The main character is pretty horrible in the beginning of the book. I honestly thought there was no redeeming this character, but I was wrong. I really love the message behind this one, about redemption.
2 – Sleeping Beauty
“One upon a dream…” A book that put you to sleep.
I’m really sorry but it took me so many tries to get through The Lord of the Rings! Finally could get through it because of the audiobooks, haha. There’s just so much singing. (So. Much. Singing.) And Gandalf going on about the history of Middle Earth. In the end, I do like LotR and I hella appreciate it, but I don’t know that it’s ever going to be an enjoyable reading experience for me, lol.
3 – The Little Mermaid
“Nothing gave her greater pleasure than to hear about the world of human beings up above” – A book that excites you or is full of adventure.
I don’t think I’ll ever stop singing praise for The Kingdom of Copper. It’s such a fantastic sequel with a great pace and amount of tension that makes for an edge of your seat read. The first book is great too, and the ending of that one may be one of the most exciting endings I’ve ever read, until this one. 😀 Highly recommend this series!
4 – Cinderella
“Perhaps the greatest risk any of us will ever take is to be seen as we really are” – A book where a character is mistreated.
In The Goblin Emperor, Maia grew up being neglected and abused by his family and caretaker. My heart breaks for him every time I read this book. And yet, Maia is such a good person who wants to still always see the good in others too. How someone can be put through so much and come out of it with such a lovely soul….I love this story so much. ❤
5 – Peter Pan
“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away, and away means forgetting” – A book that you will never forget!
I love this book so much. The first time I read The Ghost Bride I started to get sad when I was getting near the end because I didn’t want to leave that world. Once I was done I immediately read it again. And then after that I had a huge book hangover. This has since become a favorite!
6 – The Ugly Duckling
“It is only with the heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible to the eye” – A book or character that you love but others don’t see the same way.
If I’m remember correctly, the biggest complaint I remember seeing from other readers about Uprooted was about The Dragon. First, he’s waaaaay older than Agnieszka so that squicks out a lot of people. There are perhaps some other issues with their relationship as well and power dynamics and all that. Still….I really like him. Maybe I’m horrible. O.O
7 – The Princess and the Pea
“She had felt one pea all the way through twenty mattresses and twenty more feather beds” – A book or character that made you uncomfortable.
There is so much about The Poppy War that left me feeling uncomfortable, but it’s also intentional. There are things that are supposed to be uncomfortable, so that we remember them, and try to keep them for happening again. I loved this book because it made me uncomfortable, because it was fearless in exposing some of the worst parts of human history.
8 – Little Red Riding Hood
“Oh Granny, what big teeth you have!” – A book or character that wasn’t what they seemed.
Pretty much every character in The Ruin of Kings would qualify, hahahaha. Such a crazy convoluted story where you don’t really know who anyone is or how they’re actually related to each other due to all kinds of lying, cheating, and magical shenanigans. I loved this crazy ride and am looking forward to the next one.
9 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
“I’ll take a chance for her” – A book with great friends.
New friendships, old friendships, all kinds of friend goodness. I love The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy for a lot of reasons, but the friendships is what really did it for me.
10 – Alice in Wonderland
“Who in the world am I? – A book about identity or a character who questions themselves.
Because I read a lot of YA, themes of identity and figuring out who you are are pretty common in books I read. I really loved it in The Girl of Fire and Thorns. The character has a fantastic arc in this one and struggles with her self esteem, and her worth, and spends a large part of the book coming into her own. Also, things didn’t exactly turn out how I thought they would in the end! Yay for surprises!
Have you read any of these? What do you think of my picks? As always, not tagging anyone, but if you’d like to fill out this one, consider yourself tagged. 🙂