The Disney Book Tag

Once upon a time, a girl named Katytastic created a book tag and soon it spread throughout the land until Cassandra of the kingdom CC’s Books tagged yours truly.

So it begins…

1. The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”

Lil from

Playing Nice
2. Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation

Lena from

3. Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters

My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door, #1)
4. Sleeping Beauty – a book that puts you to sleep

Heart of Darkness
5. The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

Lizzie from

Prom and Prejudice
6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful

Pride and Prejudice
7. Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse

America from

8. Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not

McLean from

What Happened to Goodbye
9. Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life

The Mother-Daughter Book Club (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #1)
10. Disney Descendants – your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character

Voldemort from

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

As the tag comes to a close I would like to tag the following protagonists:

-Emily @ http://thebookshelfofemilyj.com/

-Jordan @ https://youngadultbookmadness.wordpress.com/

-Niki @ http://nikihawkes.com/

-Marine @ https://marinesbooks.wordpress.com/

-Poulami @ https://crazyinsomniacbibliophile.wordpress.com/

Never fear, there is a prequel of sorts here (https://thenoveltyoflife.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/disney-princess-book-tag/).


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The Novelty of Life: Chapter Kathy

Hi everyone!

So if you follow my blog regularly you would know that I do life updates on occasion, so I decided to give them a title! Anywho, life is pretty good albeit somewhat stressful. I have a bunch of colleges I need to visit before I start applying in August. I also want to figure out a major too. I know I want to double major whatever I do with English, but what I double major that with is kind of a mystery…I also have a bunch of summer reading to do for school next year as well.

In other news, I just got back from a four day retreat I had to go to for school and I absolutely loved it! I definitely met a lot of people who I didn’t really know that well in my class. We also couldn’t bring a cell phone, book, magazine or the like with us, which I thought was practically the end of the world, but turned out to be pretty relaxing to get unplugged for a few days.

How are you guys doing??? What’s happening in your lives right now???? Comment below!!


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Avalon High

Avalon High

Author: Meg Cabot

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: 1/1/06


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Goodreads Synopsis:

To newcomer Ellie, Avalon High seems like a typical American high school, complete with jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, and even the obligatory senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy. But it doesn’t take Ellie long to suspect that something weird is going on beneath the glossy surface of this tranquil hall of learning. As she pieces together the meaning of this unfolding drama, she begins to recognize some haunting Arthurian echoes, causing her to worry that she has become just a pawn in mythic history. A powerful novel by the author of The Princess Diaries.

My Thoughts:

You know what I hate? When a movie is so completely different from the book that it deserves a new title. Good thing that didn’t happen with this! Oh wait…

Okay, so maybe this is just my opinion, but the movie adaptation of this book is completely different than the novel. I enjoyed both of them, don’t get me wrong, but they were in two entirely different galaxies. Because I am not doing a movie to book comparison at the moment, I’ll leave it at that and continue with my thoughts about the book.

I am semi-ashamed to admit that I haven’t read a Cabot YA book before. I used to devour her Allie Finkle books when I was younger and I have heard so many great things about her Princess Diaries books (and I am obsessed with the movies). When it premiered, I really liked the Avalon High movie and studied Arthurian legends in English class this year, so I figured now was a perfect time to read Avalon High. I think my expectations were waaaay too high though. The book was pleasant enough, but I didn’t absolutely love it. I also think that the book, despite being fiction, was extremely based on the assumption that King Arthur was real. This is a highly debated topic, however, and I think that this fact needed to be made clear in the book. I was a bit annoyed because my copy had a section at the back where the authoress talked about each character and discussed them as if there was no question that they were real. I am not saying that I agree or disagree with this fact, but I just think it should have been mentioned. I did love how original the plot was, and I adored both the mood and the tone that was established in the story. It took me quite a while to read for some reason, but it definitely wasn’t difficult and it could easily be started and finished in a day or two. I think this is a great beach read and would recommend it to ages 13 and up.


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