So far, so good? I mean, let’s not get greedy or jinx myself here, but I’m totally finding that every other week is much, much more doable for crazy book princess blogger over here. WHO KNEW. Let’s check out one of my ultimate favorite Disney gal’s book choices this week with…
Megara, or basically known as Meg!
Oh, Meg, is one of my favorite heroines of all Disney time for so many reasons. She’s sassy and certainly fierce. She definitely does not need a man to save her – although if he’s a stud, she’ll allow him to give her a hand while still showing her kickass feminist powers. She is not a damsel in distress…unless she’s playing the part, which kind of leads her to not trust men for a good reason. There’s kind of no doubt that she’s the sexiest of the Disney gals (although maybe Jessica Rabbit gets that title??). It’s definitely in the way she carries herself with such grace, confidence, and like a total film noir star stuck in ancient Greece. She won’t say she’s in love – perhaps because she’s a wee bit stubborn? And then she’s outspoken, a gifted actress, and totally afraid of heights.
And the snarkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Snarky af. WHICH IS WHY WE LOVE HER DEARLY???
What YA Books would Meg say she’s in love with?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
Okay, well, obviously, Greek mythology. It would be something close to her heart since she’s obviously in deep with it. Plus, I think she would totally enjoy the snark and funnies from the series including its characters and Riordan’s writing. Plus, Riordan features some fierce females like Annabeth, Rachel Elizabeth Dare, and Clarisse. She would totally be impressed by them…and Percy perhaps?? He is a dashing hero just like a certain half cropped out demigod in the picture above.
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Alosa is certainly a heroine that Meg would love dearly. In fact, Alosa reminds me a bit like a pirate Meg. She’s a fantastic actress, she’s fierce and kickass in multiple regards, she’s sassy and witty, and she is part (SPOILER: siren, so I mean she can get men to do her bidding). I mean, she does have a father figure having her lie to a handsome conflicted hero, so there’s that, too. Although the father figure in this book isn’t quite as epic as Hades. I think Meg would find Alosa a kindred spirit and totally want to pick this book up to read and live her story.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Again, I feel like Meg would totally see herself in Nina. They’re both woman that are incredibly strong, don’t need a man to save them, and know where they want their place to be in this world – which certainly isn’t being the damsel in distress. Plus, they find themselves with men that are big, burly, classic type heroes – totally fighting themselves not to fall in love with them. I quite think Meg would enjoy reading about her story, get into the intriguing world, understand what it’s like to be surrounded in a land of magic, and love the intense girl power of Nina and Inej.
The Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace
Well, I think the title says it all? Plus, I don’t know – I feel like Meg would totally get into poetry. I feel like since the Muses totally invested in her little song and dance number, “I Won’t Say I’m Love” that she would totally have some major love for this particular form of literature. I think some of these poems are supposed to be sassy, too?
The X- Files: Agents of Chaos by Kami Garcia
Okay, so Fox Mulder is kind of like a king of snark on The X-Files, so I definitely think Meg would be quite intrigued to find her match. Plus, I kind of think she would be used to random people coming down from the heavens like aliens?
What YA book would Meg NOT pick up?
I just have this sneaky suspicion that Meg would not be into cheesy romances. I mean, she barely was into her own romance with Hercules, and she constantly pushed it off. Would she want to read about the constant cheese and fluff of everyone else? I’m not thinking so. It might be a pleasure she reads every once in a while, but it’s definitely not a thing she would read regularly.
Want to read more about Meg?
Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, sadly we cannot, since she wasn’t based off anything really. Again, if you’re interested in Greek mythology, I would point you to Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.
What do you think? What books do you think Meg would or wouldn’t pick up? Let’s discuss in the comments below! ~ Mandy