I love Brave. Merida is my third favorite Disney Princess with Mulan and Jasmine, being my first and second. Imagine my surprise that I saw the lovely Mandy and Sha create the Brave book tag.
Scotland: Land of Magic, Castles, and will-o’-the-wisps
Name a magical book setting
Definitely Aru Shah and the End of Time. The book is pretty, and I kinda really want to hang out in the Otherworld.
Clan Dunbroch: Merida’s family clan
Name your favorite bookish family/gang
Umm, I guess the Rampion Crew from The Lunar Chronicles or The Night Court from ACOTAR. It’s so hard to choose between the two.
Merida: princess, brilliant archer, and doesn’t need any man
Name a heroine who doesn’t accept her fate
Mulan? Feyre from a Court of Mist and Fury
The Highland Games: Eligible Fight for Merida’s Hand in Marriage
Name a book where the stakes are high
Crooked Kingdom is the only one I could really think of that has very high stakes.
Changing Fate: Merida Eats Some Enchanted Cake
Name a book where you thought it was going one way, but turned out to be a whole different way
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson is like that. I totally thought Spensa’s father would reveal himself, but nope.
Elinor: Mama Turned Mama Bear
Name a character that goes through a big transformation
I really want to say Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses, but probably Aelin from Throne of Glass. She went from a deadly assassin, to being broken multiple times, to finding her mate, and getting tortured. She no longer hid from her fate, and defaintly progressed as the series went on.
Bear Brothers: Adorable, Mischievous Baby Bears
Name some of your favorite scene-stealing characters
Tessa and Eden from Legend
Mor’du: Demon Bear, Secret Prince
A Villain With a Complex Backstory
The only one I could really think of is Evie from Sea Witch. She had a whole story dedicated to her, and it was decent.