Failing this tag and quoting V. E. Schwab twice | The Disney Parks Book Tag 🎢📕

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Dear reader,

As you may know, I am a huge Disney fan. I even have an annual pass to Disneyland Paris, and have had it for two years now. I go every month and always, always have fun. When Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight created a Disney Parks book tag and tagged me on it, I knew I had to do it right away. A big thank you to her for creating such a fun tag which is the perfect mix between two of my passions, and for always being so creative in general. Her blog is amazing and you should definitely check it out.

Without further ado, here are my answers to the Disney Parks Book Tag!


 THE RULES

  • Mention the creator of the tag and link back to original post [Alexandra @ Reading by Starlight]
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Answer the 10 questions below using any genre
  • Tag 5+ friends
  • Feel free to copy the heading graphics (you can find them on her blog post, I personally didn’t use them)

 THE QUESTIONS

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Somehow I realized I don’t really read a lot of books set along rivers (and I also never rode this attraction as we don’t have it here in France), when suddenly I remembered that a part of The King of Crows by Libba Bray is set along the Mississippi River. It’s the last book in The Diviners series, which is a series I absolutely adored. Those chapters set along the rivers were really interesting, though we were only following a few of the characters, and I adored picturing them walking alongside it.

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For this one I decided to follow Alexandra and to go with To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. I read this one two years ago and fell head to toes in love with it. This was such a fast paced read filled with pirates and sirens. It was dark and whimsical, and overall the perfect high seas adventure to read during the summer. I may not be for everyone, but I highly recommend it to anyone who loves books about pirates. (For some reasons this attraction always freaks me out.)

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When I first read this question and the attraction it goes with my mind went immediately to The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This book is simply phenomenal. I think that I read it during Autumn 2018 if I’m not wrong and I absolutely adored it. It was eerie, dark and compelling. The circus setting was so clear in my head and I loved, loved, loved the magic system. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who wants to disappear in a Tim Burton-esque world. (Though I am always scared in this attraction, I still adore it.)

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4

I have to go with Vicious by V. E. Schwab for this one, because this book got me addicted from the first page and kept playing with my emotions through its entirety. I don’t think I ever read something like this one before, but I was truly chocked at some parts and completely lost it at others. It’s dark and deep, and overall a brilliant novel everyone should read at least once in their lives. (And it’s also my favorite attraction at Disneyland Paris.)

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This attraction we don’t have in France, but we do have a Splash Mountain in another amusement park not far away from where I live. It has also been hard to find a book which could fit this for whatever reasons. I wanted to go with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as it is set in a fictionalized version of the Georgetown neighborhood of Jackson, Mississippi, but I do not know if that counts. Well, now I know what I need to read more of.

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In France we have Aurora’s Castle, and fun fact each castles in each countries look different because it has to match with the sky they usually have behind them. For this question I decided to go for A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab, though I told myself not to repeat an author and wanted to go for Winter, but I adore this series and wanted to mention it no matter what.

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In France, this definitely is the best ride to take pictures of yourself in. Trust me.

As soon as I read the question my mind went straight to Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, the second book in the Dark Artifices series. Set primarily in Fairyland I thought this would be the perfect fit. Did I mention the story is beautiful as well?

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Again, we do not have that ride in France but I can still answer the question, though it was once again hard to come up with a book. I decided to go for How Hard Can Love Be? by Holly Bourne because it is set in an American campsite and from what I remember there are mountains all over it (but I may be wrong). Phew I feel like I’m failing this tag!

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I think we all went on this ride at least once, meaning if you ever went to a Disney Park. For this question I went for Nocturna by Maya Montayne, which is one of my favourites of 2020 already. This book is set in a latinx inspired world and is simply phenomenal. I’ll keep recommending it until I die.

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So… I never went into Space Mountain because it definitely isn’t my kind of fun, but I did read the entire Illuminae trilogy by Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman, and it’s kinda the same thing… right? Anyway we all know that those books are great, the format is impressive and the audiobooks are to die for. I’m not a huge sci-fi lover but I adored those.

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 I’M TAGGING…

Roxanne | Marie | Tiffany | Marta | Alex


And that’s it!

Have you read any of those? Did you ever go to a Disney Park? Tell me everything!

Love always,

Clara

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4 thoughts on “Failing this tag and quoting V. E. Schwab twice | The Disney Parks Book Tag 🎢📕”

  1. I miss Disneyland so much 😭 I went to the original Disneyland in California in October and was planning to go to Disneyland Paris this summer but those plans got cancelled before they became actual plans. And I’m so jealous that you have an annual pass but I live in the north of England so I wouldn’t be able to use one that much, haha. I think I just want to constantly ride the French Space Moutain because it’s the best one and completely different from all the others.

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  2. i love the idea of this tag, even if the questions are pretty much impossible for me to answer, being a non-fantasy reader, hahah. but it made me miss disney world a lot! i’ve only been to the theme parks in orlando, but i love them and wish i could go back constantly. space mountain is probably one of my top favorite rides, along with thunder mountain railroad. i am a huge fan of rollercoasters, though, so i think it explains, hahah.

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  3. AHHHHHHH – thank you so much for joining in with my tag! Also you 100% didn’t fail! I actually LOVED that you picked The Night Circus to go with the Haunted Mansion. It’s definitely got that unsettling though whimsical vibe. I [sadly] haven’t made it to Paris yet but I am obsessed with the idea of Phantom Manor as opposed to the Haunted Mansion. It just seems so Phantom of the Opera and a lot more C-R-E-E-P-Y. Ridding Phantom Manor is at the pinnacle of my bucket list!

    💙 Alexandra

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  4. All the places sound so wonderful!!! One of my biggest dreams is to go to Disneyland and I honestly can’t wait to see that happen. ❤ Lord of Shadows is definitely a whimsical book, and the trilogy is a WHOLE ride by itself, I was mesmerized. Thank you so much for tagging me, Clara! ^^

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