Each Saturday, I will be showcasing what one of the Disney Princesses, Heroines, Princes, Villains, or Sidekicks 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 character 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 featured all of the princesses, and we have also done two non-princesses but epic Disney heroines, Alice and Tinkerbell! I also started my own tag for this as well, The Disney Princess Sidekicks Tag!
This week we will be featuring…
The Muses from Hercules
I know it’s a bit of unconventional choice, but when I was a kid, I totally thought that The Muses were the best part of Hercules. They created the best songs of the movie, they were so entertaining, and honestly, they were the gospel truth. 😉 I loved their look (THEIR DRESSES), they were fun, and it truly felt like I was learning the story from them. I forever wondered why they couldn’t have their own story, because I would have watched the crap out of it. The show girl power in understated way, and their dynamics, their harmonies, their musicality, their knowledge, and so much more. Plus, their hair and gowns are magical (yes, I’m on repeat BUT IT THE TRUTH – AND YES, I REFRAINED FROM USING THE SAME DISNEY REFERENCE TWICE). I so want to be one of them.
What YA books would The Muses be singing their praises for?
Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
Well, obviously the Muses are going to love their Greek mythology and history. It’s their job in Hercules to know the entire story and to get all the facts out about it – in fantastic harmony, by the way. They helped inspire it in a way, too. So, I think they would be interested in the completely different way that Riordan tells it, and would love his take. It’s funny, kooky, and so original, and I bet The Muses would definitely love all the ways they could sing about the antics that go in this series. Percy is definitely a hero like Hercules full of ups and downs – I would love to hear the songs they sing about him.
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
I haven’t read this book, but I have seen a lot of good reviews for it – and I definitely think that it would be something that the Muses would LOVE to pick up. It is about a girl that is striving to get into an a cappella group. While the Muses do have some fantastic tunes behind them, I feel like these ladies are always jamming out and harmonizing a cappella when they aren’t around some music notes floating around. I feel like they would love a look into this world, and definitely love the atmosphere of a performing arts school.
Chasing Eveline by Leslie Hauser
Well, of course, I had to throw in my favorite music book that I have ever read. This book has fantastic descriptions of music, and it honestly felt like what I was reading was the notes that I could hear. The Muses would love a book that could truly capture what they feel in their heart and what is in their soul – music and its true beauty. I definitely think they would enjoy this story as well – full of ups and downs with a heroine that is true and truly goes the distance.
Hunted by Meaghan Spooner
I was trying to think of the best sister relationship that I have read, and this book certainly comes out on top. The Muses have a true sister bond, and they are so in sync and in harmony that it is magical. They laugh like sisters, they joke like sisters, they embody the frustrations and absolute love that sisters have for one another – gosh, I’m making they sound so very deep when they are literally just Disney’s fun quirky version of a narrator. THEY ARE SO COOL, THOUGH. Anyway, back to Hunted. This had one of the best sister relationships that I’ve seen in a long time and they truly loved and adored one another, and they understood what kind of sacrifices they would truly do for one another. Their love was deep and so beautiful.
A Book that the Muses would NOT pick up
Okay, to tell the truth: I don’t think that there is not a book that the muses would not pick up. The Muses are especially art and the inspiration for everything. They are technically the presence that is response for creativity and by in turn, books themselves. Even if the book is awful or totally disses music, I think they would still give it a try, because they understand that it is still someone’s art or it’s art in its own way.
DEAR GOSH, I HAVE GOTTEN DEEP AGAIN. WHAT IS HAPPENING? GOLLY GEE, HERCULES.
Want to read more about them?
I don’t believe that I have seen a book that is truly focusing on the Muses. You have a lot of books out there that take Greek mythology and use them (Percy Jackson being the biggest name in that game), but I don’t think I have seen them mentioned. How epic would that be to have a story focused on a Muse? I mean, can you imagine the pressure that they would have on them? Please let me know if you know of any!