Fairytale Survey

11 October 2014

I adore fairytales. I received a giant book full of Grimm's fairytales as an Easter present a year or so ago. I just cannot get enough of them!

I found this fairytale survey at Feed Me Books Now forever ago, and I have been absolutely dying to do it myself ever since.

As you will see, it's pretty genius.
Part I :: Classic Characters
Pinocchio- the boy whose nose grows when he lies
Is there a book you lie about because you feel ashamed for liking it?
I don't usually lie about books. If I love a book I will shout it from the top of the Eiffel Tower! But I'd have to say the only books I would maybe lie about are all the books in The Luxe series. The whole series is full of plot holes and all sorts of things that people hate. I don't really know why I loved them as much as I did. They are sort of my guilty pleasure. 

Beauty and the Beast- the girl who fell in love with personality
Which book do you love that has a hideous cover?
Before I read The Book Thief I thought that the cover was the most hideous thing! But now that I understand it, it is my most favorite cover of all the books in the world!

Snow White- hunted down for her beauty
Do you ever buy a book based on the cover alone? And if so, what is the last one?
I do this all the time, and it is not good. Pretty covers are my weakness. The last book I bought based on it's cover was probably Dorothy Must Die. The cover is just too cool I couldn't resist.

Sleeping Beauty- cursed to sleep, awakened by true love's kiss
What is your favorite book couple?
This is the most difficult question ever! I ship every couple in the whole book world, but I just have to go with Cress and Thorne from Cress by Marissa Meyer. They are the most adorable couple ever, and they make the little helpless romantic inside of me sigh with happiness. 

Little Mermaid- gave up her old life for love
Do you ever branch out to new genres or do you like to stick to the ones you know and love? If you try new things out, what is the latest book?
I love trying out new genres and different kind of books, but one genre that I haven't read much of is Paranormal. It's just really creepy and I've never wanted to read any books in the genre. But I gave it a try with The Diviners by Libba Bray. Oh, I loved it! The writing was beautiful, and Naughty John was the most satisfyingly scary/creepy villain I have ever read! It gave me nightmares. It was great. Why they decided to wait three years to release the sequel, I don't know! 

Cinderella- who lost her shoe after midnight
What is the last book that made you stay up all night?
I like sleep a lot and don't stay up for much. (yes, I'm that girl who's the first to fall asleep at sleepovers) It takes a very special book to keep me up all night, and Divergent is the only one that has succeeded. I refused to sleep until I knew how it ended!

Rapunzel- locked up in a tower
What is the worst book you read last month?
All the books I read last month were really good, but Of Poseidon by Anna Banks was the last book to disappoint me. I just didn't care for it. Which was a shame, since I was hoping it would be a very good summer-y read. 

Part II :: Mix-Match
Aladdin- the poor boy who found a genie
What is the latest book treasure/gem you've found?
This one would have to be The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. This entire trilogy had me so hooked from the beginning. This was probably the uickest I have ever read an entire trilogy. (This is also another book I bought based on it's cover. I regret nothing.)

Alice in Wonderland- the girl who fell through a rabbit hole
Which book made you feel like you landed in another world?
The whole Lord of the Rings trilogy, for sure. Middle Earth is my all time favorite book setting ever. I shall not be moved.

East of Sun and West of Moon- where a girl embarks on a journey to save her love
Who is one of your favorite kick-butt heroines?
I have many, many favorite heroines who are very strong. Like Cinder from The Lunar Chronicles, and Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings. But for now, I'm going to go with Julie from Code Name Verity. She was the best character ever. She made me laugh, she made cry. She had such a strong personality, and was able to give her captors a really hard time.

The Frog Prince- where an enchanted prince becomes human again
What is a book you thought you would hate, but ended up loving?
Wuthering Heights! Hands down! I had heard so many mixed things about this book, but I hesitantly read it anyway, and it blew me away! It is now one of my top three favorite books of all time. In fact, I should go re-read it right now!

Hansel and Gretel- left alone in the woods and captured by a witch
Which duo (brother/sister, sister/sister) is your favorite and why?
I have realized hat there is a stunning lack of awesome siblings in my reading... I should fix that. Why are all the good characters an only child? They need siblings to make their lies more exciting! (and less lonely) The only one I can think of is Will and Cecily from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. But yeah, they were great. I wish I had a big brother like Will. 

Little Red Riding Hood- almost eaten by a wolf dressed as her grandmother
What book disappointed you after falling in love with the cover and blurb?
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I was so excited for this book! It sounded like a really epic fantasy that I would love, but it was just... meh. 

Rumpelstiltskin- nobody knows his name
Which book do you love that doesn't get enough attention?
Oh, most definitely Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen. This is one of my most favorite books, and it's sequel is just as great. More people need to read it! It's Robin Hood!
If you decide to do this survey as well, please leave the link to your post in the comments, I'd love to read it. :)


  1. this is so cool!! :o I loved reading your answers and I will definitely be checking out some of these books...like, right now. ;)

    1. I'm glad you liked it! You should definitely check out... most of these books, just not the ones under the not-so-good categories. :)

  2. I wouldn't be able to do this survey. I have forgotten names of so many novels that I read. But I had fun going through your list. :)

    1. I would forget many books that I have read too if it weren't for Goodreads. I love that website!

  3. This is such a great tag! I absolutely love fairytales, and reading. I have to admit I really enjoyed The Luxe series too, but I've read others that I'm far more ashamed of than that - Twilight comes to mind right now (in my defence, I read it before the hype...)!
    Lovely blog by the way - this is my first of many visits, I'm sure!
    Beth x

    1. Oh, thank you, you're so sweet. I myself have never read Twilight, but I can see why you would put that one down. :)