I love doing tags, which is why I decided that Thursday will be Tag Thursdays from now on. Today’s tag is the Sleeping Beauty tag. Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite Disney movies and I think it’s quite underrated. I kind of understand why a lot of people don’t like it but that doesn’t mean that I agree.
I found this tag on Starry Sky Books and now I’m excited to do my own version!
Sleeping Beauty: A Main/Title Character That is Overshadowed by Others
Cress from The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer.
Cress was my favorite character in the Lunar Chronicles and I felt like she was pushed aside by every other character throughout most of the book. Everyone else’s problems always seemed more important than hers, and there were a lot of times that she gave in to what everyone else needed rather than standing up for herself. I think I related a little too much to Cress so that is part of the reason I think she is massively overshadowed in the books.
Prince Phillip: Name a Character You Would Slay a Dragon For
In most of the books I read the characters do a pretty good job slaying the dragons by themselves so I’m gonna let them fight that battle.
–Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather: Your Favorite Fictional Dysfunctional Family
The Inner Circle from the A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J Maas.
These character are insane but I love them. I love their banter and their silliness and how protective and involved each other is in everyone else’s life. I dream of having friends like this! I like that they are a flawed, absurdly powerful, loving, and massively inapproriate found family.
Maleficent: Name a Villain You Can Relate To
Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Relate is a strong word. I don’t really relate to Draco as much as I understand why his character is the way he is. I don’t forgive him for it like so many people try to do but I see the reason he is one of many villains in the Harry Potter story. (And yes I know he’s not really a villain but I don’t generally relate to evil people.)
Briar Rose: A Book/Character Whose Name Confuses You/You Always Mess Up
Androma Racella from Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings.
To be honest most of the names in this book are hard for me to remember and even though I never spoke the name I tripped over them in my head.
Once Upon a Dream: A Book That Gave You Deja Vu
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
This book reminded me of reading Nancy Drew as a child. The feel of the book and the way the mystery worked took me back to my historical fiction mystery days where I would sit and read an entire Nancy Drew book in few hours.
Blue Vs. Pink: A Character Who Can’t Make Up Their Mind
Lara Jean from To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han
This book was really cute but I didn’t love it. Part of the reason I’m not a big fan was how wishy washy Lara Jean was in the books. I felt like we knew too many of her thoughts and too much of her indecisiveness bled through into the writing. This book was not for me but I still recommend reading it if you are interested in a sweet romantic comedy. (I especially recommend the movie, the movie was great!)
Sleeping Spindle aka Fulfillment of The Curse: Name a Book that Turned Out Exactly How You Thought It Would Be (Good or Bad)
The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal
I talk about this book series endlessly on this blog but I cannot tell you how many times I wished and prayed about the ending of this book. The pacing of this book was perfect and I was terrified the entire time because the stakes were so high. I’m not going to tell you what I expected from this book because I don’t want to spoil anything but I love this series so much.