A new week, a new Princess! I did say that it could be 3 different princesses, and while everyone guessed 2, TLC lovers, what happened any guesses for Ariel? Meyer did write a truly heartbreaking and intense retelling of the The Little Mermaid. I AM ASHAMED…but also, I never would have guessed that either. 😉
Each Saturday, I will be showcasing a lovely Disney Princess (or when they run out, some other Disney leading ladies and more) and showcasing what they might be picking up if they were reading YA today. It will be based off their likes, interests, personalities, and their storyline. At the end, I will also feature a book that the Princess would NOT be picking up and a section of books that are based off either the plot or original princess fairytale. Check out more info here on my original post! We’ve done Tiana, Belle, Jasmine, Rapunzel, and Moana so far!
Our Princess this week is…
That’s right! My DNF princess. This should be interesting since I, well, DNF’ed her the last time I tried to watch her. Poor Snow. I just couldn’t listen to her voice. It was just really high-pitched, and I was not a fan. Therefore, a lot of these books will be what I’m basing off memory and…Winter, probably. XD Snow White, though, is known for her kindess, her caring, being the fairest of them all – both physically but also in spirit and soul – and well, her cleaning. Her cleaning is really good. She’s also super trusting, honest, and super generous. The dwarves are also a huge part of her life, and she cares for them dearly, providing the first cartoon best friend group?
So, if Snow White was around today, which books would be the fairest of them all for her?
Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
This book sounds super epic, and I totally think Snow White would think so too. It’s a YA book about mining! That’s right – MINING. So, of course Snow White is probably sitting there going, oh my gosh, cool mountain book. Then she looks at the summary and goes, MINING. JUST LIKE THE DWARFS DO? I’M IN. I feel like she would be so interested into what the dwarfs do every day and totally want to know more, and this book could be an interesting start!
First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy
This book is dark and twisty. Snow White is kind of dark and twisty. I mean, can we just talk about that forest scene? That stuff was crazy. o.o And The Huntsman? Um, not scary at all for children. This book kind of feels on this level. However, that wasn’t the only reason that I picked this book. I think Snow would be interested in seeing the group dynamic. I’m sure when she was hanging out with the Seven (see what I did there, wink, wink), she totally would have come up with some cool names and ritutals and loved the closeness of this friend group. I mean, she may not have danced around with a little statue on a meteor rock, but I mean, I think she would cool with the bond the group had.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
This was kind of an odd choice. But I think it was an interesting concept. The Huntsman is seen as this evil character, set out to kill Snow White. What do most people think about Rhysand in the beginning of the book? Clear cut bad guy set out to mess with Feyre. But in this book, he has this whole redemption arc where you get to see him really evolve into this “good” guy. I felt like it was much like with The Huntsman. He think he’s this big, bad, scary guy that wants Snow’s heart, but he lets her go. Had I not known Rhysand would be the good guy, I would have been surprised by the change much like I’m sure most of us were as kids. And I mean, in the Kristen Stewart version, the ship was with Snow and the Huntsman. 😉
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Oh, you know I couldn’t get a The Princesses Read post without including a Marissa Meyer book. Looks like today will not be an exception. XD But I bet you’re really wondering now about why isn’t this book in the section for what Snow wouldn’t pick up. Snow is known for being generous, kind, and caring. I feel like maybe in her deep heart, she would to know why the Evil Queen did what she did and why she did it. I definitely think she would pick up this book to just try and understand her own evil queen a bit better.
PS I Like You by Kasie West
Again, another odd choice. I had to think long and hard about this one, but I thought I would be very clever. Prince Fabian isn’t really in Snow White’s story until the very end of it. It becomes clear at the end who he is after he gives her the awakening kiss, but there really isn’t any physical interaction with them. This is just like PS I Like You. It isn’t until the very end that the truth comes out and the couple actually interacts. I think Snow White would definitely enjoy that and enjoy seeing how the romance plays out.
A Book Snow would NOT pick up
Peeled by Joan Bauer
Apples. This books is about lots and lots of apples. I thought for the longest time that the town in this book was called Applestown. And…Snow? Yeah, I don’t think she would be quite good with all of those apples. o.o
Want to read more about Snow White?
I actually have read a few Snow White retellings! And I actually have enjoyed them quite a bit. Devoured by Amanda Marrone is part retelling/part just using the character of Snow White. It’s really good, though, and one of those epic amusement park books. Winter is, of course, another one, and part of the amazing TLC series. Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis and The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine are ones on my to read list! Here is a list, though, with a few more.
For Next Week…
Oh, I don’t know. I thought narrowing down the princesses, this would get easier, but now it’s just hard to pick which ones I want to do next. Who would you like to see? Or do you want it to be a complete surprise?
What do you think? Do you think Snow White would read these? What other books do you think Snow White would be reading? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
Also, I am participating in a lovely blogging meme – event – thing, called Big Blogger, Little Blogger. It’s super cool and being put on by A Well-Thumbed Reader. My blogging partner is A Dance Between Pages, and if you haven’t check out their blog yet, you totally should! There is a super good mix of reviews from adult to YA (they definitely convinced me to check out a few new books while also crossing off a few on my list). Check out these ladies’ blog here, and also check them out on Goodreads!