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11 Books to Read If You Have Disney Fever


If you saw Beauty and the Beast on opening night, find yourself trolling the internet for the latest princess-inspired fashions, and can’t stop singing “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan it can only mean one thing—you’ve got Disney Fever! Check out our list of books to help you cope with the affliction in between movie releases and Disney trips.


MULAN > Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh


Mulan defies gender norms and laws in order to fight for her people—just like Mariko in Flame in the Mist. also tells the story of a strong warrior woman who dresses as a man to fight. Both stories are all about female empowerment and prove that gender has nothing to do with being a strong fighter.


TANGLED > Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton


If you’re into stories about ladies willing to take some risks to escape their situation and explore the world outside, you have to check out Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands! Amani will do just about anything to get out of Dustwalk—even if that means hitching her star to a rakish stranger.


ALADDIN > The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury


If you already love Aladdin, you’ll love this retelling in which the genie is a girl who falls in love with Aladdin—meaning that in the end, she’ll have to choose between her freedom and her heart.


THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE > Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly


If tag-team mystery adventures like The Great Mouse Detective—or anything Sherlock Holmes-related—are your thing, you can’t go wrong with Tromly’s Trouble is a Friend of Mine!


PETER PAN > Never Ever by Sara Saedi


When Wylie and her brothers are whisked away to Minor Island by an intriguing boy named Phinn, they quickly realize that they can avoid their problems and stay seventeen forever. Unfortunately, Wylie soon learns that there is more to Minor Island than meets the eye—and that Phinn wasn’t being completely honest with her the whole time. Sound familiar?.


THE SWORD IN THE STONE > Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins


You know that moment in a story when something happens that changes a character’s destiny forever? In The Sword in the Stone, it’s when Arthur pulls the sword from the stone. In Rebel Belle, debutante Harper’s great destiny as a paladin is bestowed upon by an unexpected kiss at the Homecoming dance.


FROZEN > Frozen (Heart of Dread Series #1) by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston


Have you been impatiently waiting for another story about royal sisters in a frozen world since they announced Frozen 2? Melissa de la Cruz’s Frozen (no relation!) can help ease that wait. Living in the ice-cold wasteland that the United States has become, one of the princesses, Nat, tries to escape in order to find a better future.


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST > Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Beauty and the Beast

Are you a fan of French love stories with complicated twists? St. Clair from Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss may not be a beast, but his wit and charm make his relationship with Anna just as captivating as Belle and Beast’s.


THE LITTLE MERMAID > Atlantia by Allie Condie

Little Mermaid

Some of us would love the opportunity to see what it’s like to live underwater, but for underwater dwellers like Ariel of The Little Mermaid and Rio of Atlantia, getting a chance to explore the world above is a dream they would do anything to make come true.


SLEEPING BEAUTY > The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry

Sleeping Beauty


If you’re looking for yet another tale containing a beautiful love story that was written in the stars, you need to read Emily Henry’s The Love that Split the World.


TWITCHES > Triple Moon (Summer on East End) by Melissa de la Cruz


BONUS: a Disney Channel Original Movie! Twitches, starring Tia and Tamera Mowry, is a fun adventure about twin witches on a mission. In Melissa de la Cruz’s Triple Moon, twin witches Mardi and Molly are on their own mission to learn to control their powers—and get into a little bit of trouble with the sexy Gardiner boys next door.




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