I found this whilst just perusing Pinterest as I do and I realised I hadn’t done this one. Once again my memory is terrible and when I went to check who I got this from Pinterest restarted so I am so sorry. Let’s get started
The Little Mermaid – A character who is out of their element (a fish out of water)
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. Probably not everyone’s first choice but I do believe Jude fits the bill when you consider the fish out of water part. She is a human in the Fae world. She wasn’t given an option and no matter what she does it’s going to take more than being a swordmaster to convince the Fae that she fits in. Cardan surely isn’t helping matters at all.
Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation
Howls Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I think Sophie went through a pretty big transformation during this story but so did some of the other characters just not in the same sense. Surely getting turned into an old dear is one hell of a transformation.
Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. Although the link there is to Cinder the entire series has a variety of different characters. What I love about this story is everyone (ok nearly everyone) on the Rampion gets along. There is no unnecessary cattiness with a bunch of women in such a small place. We’ve got Cinder – cyborg mechanic, Scarlet – shoot first ask questions later, Cress – Small and mighty especially with technology & Winter – Gentle, graceful and slightly insane. That’s just the cast of characters that the books are based on for I haven’t even mentioned Iko, Kai, Wolf, Carswell and Jacin.
Sleeping Beauty – A book that put you to sleep
The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood
Harry Potter by JK Rowling. How could I not say, not only do we have Harry who is made an orphan, but there is also Neville whose parents are not in the picture due to being tortured for information and we’ve also got Remus Lupin who through no fault of his own was turned into a werewolf. Could probably even include the deaths and petrifications in that list too. However, you put it, Hogwarts and being a wizard is sounding less appealing when you list them.
Beauty and the Beast – a beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful
Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted,
for better or worse.
Night of the Dragon (Shadow of the Fox #3) by Julie Kagawa: I just finished this book last week and let me tell you, it is going on my favourites shelf. Yumeko and co brave a hell of a lot over their journey to step the harbinger of change.
Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone they’re not
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass. Aelin Ashryver Whitethorn-Galathynius A.K.A. Celaena Sardothien, Lillian Gordaina, Dianna Brackyn, Elentiya and Nameless.
I think she more than covers this category and I don’t blame her for her actions. She was dealt a shit hand and had to make the most of a bad situation.
Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas: I need to bring at least one of my book boyfriends to come to life right?
Disney Descendants – your favourite villain or morally ambiguous character
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: Kaz Brekker certainly has his morally ambiguous moments.