My Disney Princess Facts:
- I don’t actually like the movie Snow White. I know, it’s a classic, but I think Snow White has the most annoying voice.
- I grew up during the Disney Renaissance, which is a major part on why I love Disney movies so much (I think). I got to watch all these amazing movies when I was at just the right age for them to leave a lasting impression.
- My favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast, but for years it was The Little Mermaid. I love the song “Part of Your World” which is why that movie was such a favorite.
- I miss hand-drawn animation so much. Although I think Tangled and Frozen are great and beautiful, I feel like the hand drawn animation has such a softer more romantic look to it. Perfect for those fairytales.
1. Snow White – Name your favorite classic
My favorite classic is, without a doubt, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. There’s great characters, a fun romance, and awesome writing. What’s not to love?
2. Cinderella – Name a book that kept you reading well past your bedtime
The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward – This is the most recent book that I stayed up too late reading. This book was sooo good! Highly recommended.
3. Aurora – Name your favorite classic romance
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – I know, it’s a repeat, but it’s my favorite classic romance. I love how Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth aren’t fond of each other initially, but then things change.
4. Ariel – Name a book that’s about making sacrifices and fighting for your dreams
His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. I’m not really sure if it’s about fighting for your dreams, but sacrifices are definitely made, and they are tough to read, but I respect these guys so much for making them.
5. Belle – Name a book with a smart and independent female character
Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. Penelope, the protagonist, is such an amazing woman. Even though society has not been kind to her, she’s figured out how to make things work for her and how to be happy. She’s one strong woman who doesn’t have a lot of support.
6. Jasmine – Name a book with a character who challenged the social conventions of his or her world
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede – Princess Cimorene has no desire whatsoever to be a princess, so she packs her bags and moves in with dragons.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – Kate Connelly is the first female to participate in the, sometimes fatal, Scorpio Races. Go Kate!
7. Pocahontas – Name a book whose ending was a roller-coaster of emotions
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling – This one felt like a roller-coaster of emotions from start to finish!
8. Mulan – Name a book with a kick-ass female character
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund – Persis is a totally kick-ass lady. She’s basically a spy, and saves people and is just totally awesome. And she keeps it all a secret!
9. Tiana – Name a book featuring a hardworking, self-made character
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale – Dashti is such a hard working young woman. I love her determination to never give up.
10. Rapunzel – Name a book that features an artist
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – Echo is this amazing painter.
11. Merida – Name a book that features a mother-daughter relationship
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry – A lot of this book has to do with Rachel’s relationship with her mother. This category was the most difficult for me, actually. I guess I don’t read a lot of books featuring a mother-daughter relationship.
12. Anna and Elsa – Name a book that features a great relationship between siblings
Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas – I love seeing all the Hathaways together. They have their ups and downs, but you know they will always be there for each other.
How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn – I love how Elizabeth is a mother to her three younger siblings, but she’s also their sister and struggles a lot. And they help her out when she needs it.