Books to read based on Disney animations (Part 1)

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Who here doesn’t love Disney? I’m sure most of us grew up watching Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, and have probably seen each about a hundred times! I for one grew up with many of these, and I even planned a rewatch of all my favorite classics this year.

Today’s post is going to be about  listing all the wonderful books you can read based on your favorite Disney animations.

  • If you love Aladdin, try We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal.

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Why you might like it:

Aladdin still is one of my favorite Disney animations, and while reading We Hunt the Flame I got all the Aladdin vibes. It was the setting, and maybe even the names. I would highly recommend trying out this new debut!

  • If you love The Little Mermaid, try Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

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Why you might like it:

I really enjoyed Sea Witch when I read it last year. It might not have Flounder and Sebastian. but it sure has a little plot twist to it. And definitely mermaids!

  • If you love Hercules, try Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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Why you might like it:

I loved Hercules! and if you need a book with Greek Gods and plenty of mythology, then Percy Jackson is the right series for you. It’s a super fun read no matter how old you are.

  • If you love Alice in Wonderland, try Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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Why you might like it:

Coraline isn’t exactly an Alice in Wonderland retelling but it definitely gives you those vibes. If you’re looking for a creepier version of Alice in Wonderland, then look no further.

  • If you love Beauty and the Beast, try A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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Why you might like it:

Beauty and the beast is the favorite for many. Although A Court of Thorns and Roses wasn’t my favorite of the series (I loved the next two soooo much more) I remember still really enjoying this. It was the first book I read by Sarah J. Maas and I absolutely fell in love with her writing! and this book gives off many Beauty and the Beast feels.

Note: A Court of Thorns and Roses is NOT young adult. The series fits under the new adult category.

  • If you love Meet the Robinsons, try Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

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Why you might like it:

Opposite of Always isn’t exactly like Meet the Robinsons, but it does have the time travel element. I loved the book when I read it! Such an amazing and fun debut work with an amazing main character!


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Any of these books on your TBR?

15 thoughts on “Books to read based on Disney animations (Part 1)

  1. I absolutely loooove Meet the Robinsons and I’m so glad you included this one! I feel like this is a Disney movie that doesn’t get as much hype as the rest, when it deserves just as much love. I’m very excited to read Opposite of Always and hopefully I’ll enjoy this one as much as I did with the iconic movie, hahah. Amazing idea!

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  2. I’m loooOove Aladdin too– it is one of my favourite animations. I have got We Hunt The Flame and I am hoping to read it soon!! And this makes me ever more excited!!!
    I’ve never read the Percy Jackson series but I really think I should– it sounds great!! 😊
    And yes ACOTAR definitely is new adult 😂

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    • We Hunt the Flame gave me so many Aladdin vibes! It isn’t a retelling but it reminded me of it so much. I read the Percy Jackson series last year, and it’s one of my favorites! I would highly recommend it. As for ACOTAR it baffles me that people still consider it YA.

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  3. We Hunt the Flame is on the top of my tbr!
    I aslo recomment To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo, a reimagining of The Little Mermaid. I loved it!

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  4. Omg, I love Meet the Robinsons so so much! For years it has been my favorite animated film, so I was so excited to see it on this list! but what makes it better is that Opposite of Always is a book that I have been D Y I N G to read. I just went ahead and put a hold on it from my library!!!

    Also, We Hunt the Flame TOTALLY gave me Aladdin vibes! I have absolutely no idea what it’s about, lol, but the cover made me think of it! (def the cover)


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