Travel Reading: Young Adult Books for the Disney Fans

Back in June, I had a ton of fun piecing together this list with some of my favorite young adult book bloggers who also happen to be mega-Disney theme park fans too. So I thought, with trip planning on the brain, give this whirl again? Happily, the other ladies were excited to take part again & here we are.

This time chatting about perfect young adult books to bring with you on vacation. (Particularly a Disney vacation.)

We all hope you’ll find something fun to add to your reading lists (or maybe shopping lists for the reader in your life). If you have any current suggestions, please let us know in the comments! We love love love recommendations.

And away we go…

brittany of the book addicts guide.

Brittany from The Book Addicts Guide Recommends YA for Disney Fans Travel Edition

Of Poseidon & Of Triton by Anna Banks (Reminiscent of New Fantasyland): Anna Banks’ Syrena trilogy (the first two are already out) quickly became one of my favorites! If you’re skeptical about “mermaid books”, you have no reason to fear this series! We get to see POVs from the Syrena world under the water with Galen’s voice and world on land with MC Emma. (I dare you not to sing “Under the Sea” as you read!) Anna Banks is absolutely hilarious and I was laughing out loud as I was reading. She’s also a fantastic writer of romance and this series will have you swooning as well! Romance, comedy, drama… Could you ask for more?

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey (Reminiscent of Tomorrowland): This was such a surprise to me. I do love a good post-apocalyptic/sci-fi book but I was not keen on aliens at all. Readers needn’t worry because these are sneaky aliens. They look like humans, act like humans and you never know who around you is still legit and who has been overtaken. I finished this book in one day and pretty much one sitting. Once I started I couldn’t put it down! I loved the characters, the action, and the suspense. The 5th Wave definitely kept me on my toes!

Favorite Disney Attraction: The Tiki Room is a family favorite but I think my personal favorite is a tie between Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion. I actually used to be terrified of The Haunted Mansion when I was younger (let’s be honest I was terrified of everything as a kid), but as a 22-year-old and not quite a scaredy cat anymore, tons of fun!

Favorite Disney Song: It used to be “A Whole New World” but I’ve become unhealthily obsessed with Beauty and the Beast lately so probably “Belle (Reprise)” and “Something There”.

rachel of rachel reads.

Rachel Reads Recommends YA Books for Disney Fans Travel Edition

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: I chose this one because much of it revolves around a unlikely romance that begins on a plane and I think it would be the perfect read when you’re leaving for vacation or getting ready for one.

Ink by Amanda Sun: A fun fantasy story that takes place in Japan, I think this would be a great pick for the Disney-centric person that enjoys visiting the World Showcase at Epcot.

Favorite Disney attraction: Space Mountain. I’m incredibly obsessed with space so I always love riding this one. Plus it’s dark and just scary enough to make me scream, but not enough to make me cry (I’m a wimp).

Favorite Disney song: Definitely “Circle of Life.” I guarantee that if you’re having a bad day and turn this song on full volume, your day will instantly get better.

alexa of alexa loves books.

Alexa from Alexa Loves Books Recommends YA Books for Disney Fans Travel Edition

Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard: It’s always fun to discover yourself through a trip to a place where nobody knows you.

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: Living through these characters going on a road trip is almost like an extra, separate set of travel for the reader.

Favorite Disney attraction: It might be corny, but I’ve always loved Space Mountain. I like being shot into the dark, seeing nothing but stars and getting a fun ride. The Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a close second though.

Favorite Disney song: This is so hard! I’d say one of my all-time favorites is When You Wish Upon A Star. That song always makes me feel hopeful.

Big thanks to Brittany, Rachel, and Alexa for their creative recommendations!

Happy reading, friends!

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4 thoughts on “Travel Reading: Young Adult Books for the Disney Fans

  1. Thanks for having us back, Estelle!!! I love talking about Disney (as always) and pairing it with books is just perfection. Loving the recs from the other ladies too! Very different from what I was thinking and that’s so awesome! I definitely still need to read some of those 🙂

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