Yes, yes, yes. (stole this one off booktube).
The Little Mermaid
a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”
Cress from Cress by Marissa Meyer. If you've read this book, I think it's pretty self explanatory. Cress has lived all her life on a satellite orbiting Earth. And now she's actually on Earth, with Cinder and the gang.
a character who goes through a major transformation
Ed Kennedy from I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. I love this book. I'm a big Zusak fan, and I really enjoyed watching Ed grow and change.
a book with an eclectic cast of characters
The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald. A light, fun read about three very different girls who are thrown together and embark on an adventurous prom night.
a book that put you to sleep
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I have tried. I have tried so many times, and I just can't make it. I can't get through it.
The Lion King
a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood
Sybella from Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by RL LaFevers. Her backstory is dark and twisted (she's the daughter of death, of course it's dark), but this is real dark. Poor Sybella.
Beauty and the Beast
A beast of a book that you were intimidated by but found the story to be beautiful
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I was so late to the Night Circus train. I don't know why I hesitated to read it, but I just did. I finally read it, and I loved every second!
a character who gets his/her wish granted, for better or worse
Ananna from The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Clarke. She has a wish, and it is granted, but is it truly what she wants? #spoilers
a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not
Kim from A Matter of Magic by Patricia Wrede. First of all, I love when the characters have to disguise themselves. I also really like Kim and this book. So, win win (win).
a book with characters you wish would come to life
Harry Potter. 'Nuff said.
your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character
Leck from Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Leck definitely qualifies as a villain (no ambiguity here). I was fascinated by him in this story and how invincible and untouchable he seemed.