If You Like Disney Movies, Try These Books!
Why not use your love for Disney to help you pick out your next read?
These are six young adult novels that will remind you of some of your favorite classic Disney movies!
Whether you’re looking for your own book or a gift for a loved one, here is a guide to help find the perfect Disney inspired novel. - ELISE
If You Love Mulan, Read Flame in the Mist: Set in Japan, this story follows Mariko, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a samurai who dresses up like a boy to hunt down The Black Chan, a group assigned to kill her. Just like Disney’s Mulan, Mariko is a strong, bad-ass woman who you’ll love to root for.
If You Love Cinderella, Read Geekerella: If you are a part of any fandom, you’ll love this book. Geekerella is a unique retelling of the classic fairytale that includes a geeky and lovable main character, a comic con, an actor instead of a prince and a pumpkin food truck. So much fun!
If You Love The Little Mermaid, Read A Song Below Water: This magical realism story is not set under water, but in Portland, Oregon. It follows a Black girl who is also a siren, an underwater mythical creature. It also focuses on the Black Lives Matter movement and the struggle of having to hide your true self.
If You Love Alice in Wonderland, Read Heartless: Have you ever wondered why the Queen of Hearts is so evil? This villian retelling of Alice in Wonderland goes back in time to when the Queen of Hearts was just a young girl. Written by the same author of the popular Lunar Chronicles series (another fairytale retelling series I highly recommend!) this book is sure to pull at your heartstrings.
If You Love Dumbo, Read The Night Circus: The writing in this book is breathtakingly beautiful. This story follows two magicians in a fantastical competition. You’ll want to leave real life and live in the incredibly enchanting circus world of this amazing novel.
If You Love Robin Hood, Read Sherwood: When Robin Hood dies, Maid Marian takes his place. This gender-flipped retelling is the perfect combination of old elements you love from the original story mixed with new ideas and unique perspectives.