#AuthorLife with Leah and Kate Rooper


As sisters and co-authors, we do pretty much everything together — including running a princess party business. We spend our weekends dressed up as our favourite fairytale heroines to entertain at children’s birthday parties and events. Because we spend a lot of time thinking about the Disney Princesses, we thought we’d guess what their favourite young adult novels would be!

1.) Jasmine — The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

Is this one too obvious? How could Jasmine not love a story about magic lamps, jinnis, and a heroine who is just as spunky and strong as she is? We’re just not sure how she’d feel about the jinni Zahra falling in love with her man!




2.) Ariel — An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Ariel gave up everything she knew — her family, her home, and her mermaid tail! — to follow her heart and be with her true love. Laia also makes a huge sacrifice and thrusts herself into the unknown world of the Empire in order to save her brother. We could definitely see Ariel enthralled with this tale of adventure, family, and love, as she roots on Laia and Elias!





3.) Belle — Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers) by Brenda Drake

Belle’s favourite thing in the world is books, so of course she would love Brenda Drake’s tale where characters literally jump through libraries! Can you imagine how excited Belle would be if she could join Gia in visiting the world’s most beautiful libraries? Even an enchanted castle can’t top that.




4.) Anna & Elsa — The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Of course these snow sisters would identify to a story about sacrificing everything for your sister. We can just picture Anna having her heart melted by Peeta’s selfless ways and Elsa relating to Katniss’s struggle between right and wrong. We’re sure there’d be some major tears whenever they finished Mockingjay!



5.) Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) — Roar by Cora Carmack

Not only do these two princesses share a name, but they both hide their royal identities from a ruggedly handsome stranger. We’re sure Princess Aurora would love Roar’s fantastical adventure across an enchanting and dangerous kingdom. We just hope the Stormlord wouldn’t give her nightmares!



6.) Mulan — Just One of the Boys by Leah and Kate Rooper

Mulan would definitely relate to our rom-com! Like Al, she has to disguise herself as a boy around a bunch of musclemen. We’re sure she’d get a laugh out of Al’s struggle to be a believable boy (and Al doesn’t have a smart-mouthed dragon to help her!) But both Mulan and Alice have to fight for the opportunity to do what’s important — and prove they can do it, no matter their gender!



Thank you for reading! What do you think of our list — do you agree these Disney princesses would love these YA favourites?

By Leah and Kate Rooper



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Alice Bell has one goal: to play for the elite junior hockey team the Chicago Falcons. But when she’s passed over at tryouts for being a girl, she’ll do anything to make her dream a reality…even disguising herself as her twin brother. With her amazing skills on the ice, Alice is sure she’ll fit in easily. That is, until she starts falling for one of her teammates…

Hayden Tremblay, star of the Falcons, can’t keep himself out of the penalty box. Constantly living in the shadow of his older brother, Hayden’s losing his passion for hockey. But when he gets shown up on the ice by the Falcons’ new rookie, Hayden’s determined to teach the kid a thing or two. Little does he guess that “Al’s” surprises on the ice are just the beginning…







Leah and Kate Rooper are sisters from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Growing up beside the Pacific Ocean and inside a temperate rainforest fed their sense of adventure as children, and nourished a curiosity for strange and distant lands. They fed this curiosity with books – lots and lots of books. After experiencing the magic of Middle-earth, they began creating their own worlds. When they’re not writing, Leah and Kate spend their time blogging and vlogging about their travel adventures and their writing journey.

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