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Reflection: A Twisted Tale | Elizabeth Lim
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What if Mulan had to travel to the Underworld? When Captain Shang is mortally wounded by Shan Yu in battle, Mulan must travel to the Underworld, Diyu, in order to save him from certain death. But King Yama, the ruler of Diyu, is not willing to give Shang up easily. With the help of Shang's great lion guardian ShiShi, Mulan must traverse Diyu to find Shang's spirit, face harrowing obstacles, and leave by sunrise--or become King Yama's prisoner forever. Moreover, Mulan is still disguised as the soldier called Ping, wrestling with the decision to reveal her true identity to her closest friend. Will Mulan be able to save Shang before it's too late? Will he ever be able to trust her again? Or will she lose him--and be lost in the Underworld--forever?
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Roary47
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4✨ This was a very enjoyable retelling. Mulan goes to save a friend who shouldn‘t be dying yet in the underworld. She travels through many challenges and risks everything to save them. I just wish Mushu was in the story. It could have used a little bit of comedy. Read for #FairytaleReading Challenge @Charityann

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ozma.of.oz
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Instead of Mulan suffering from Shan-Yu‘s blade, Shang is the one to take the hit. What happens when Mulan‘s vow to do anything to save him turns into a journey through the Underworld?

The exploration of Chinese mythology was absolutely fabulous! The world building for the levels of the Underworld was gorgeous. W get such insight into Mulan‘s character & relationship with Shang. I‘ve got 2 qualms which are nitpicky and spoilers so👇🏻 🌕🌕🌕🌑🌑

ozma.of.oz First, we end up in the same place. There‘s no real twist, just a detour with the only difference that Shang has come to terms with Mulan‘s lie. Second, we don‘t address the Huns. There‘s even a mention that Mulan recognizes soldiers from the Hun army in the Underworld, but acknowledges that Shan-Yu isn‘t there. And then nothing else. I know it‘s not the point of the story, but it bugs me. 6mo
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Nelnjali
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Another fun blend this month (which is nice since I'm still working on last month 😂). My #BookSpin is the Marvel Comics: Amazing Fantasy series, and my #DoubleSpin is also my #fairytalereadingchallenge pick, Reflections: A Twisted Tale.

@TheAromaofBooks

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Final #scarathlon week totals! Add another 754 for me @Clwojick !

Clwojick Fantastic job! Way to go! Thank you for joining us this month🖤 11mo
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This is such a fun read. It was a little slow in the beginning, but then it started to pick up the pace. It got more exciting the further along I got in it. It‘s always enjoyable to read a Twisted Tales story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#Reflection #ElizabethLim #TwistedTales #book #books #bookbag #bookbags #bookbinding #bookbeau #bookblog #bookblogger #bookbackpack #bookbackpacks #booknerd #booknerds #booknerdsunite #Romance #FairyTales #YoungAdultFantasy 💕💕💕💕

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Rachbb3
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I really liked this one, it would make a great movie. 👍🏻

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Naz786
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⭐⭐⭐⭐/5. Not a bad re-telling

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hermyknee That‘s such a cool photo! 2y
AmyG Great photo 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Haha! 👋 2y
TheKidUpstairs Great pic! So cool 2y
StayCurious awesome pic! 2y
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BarkingMadRun
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Up next! I was supposed to read this a couple weeks ago for a Disney Book Club, so better late than never! This is my #bookspin book! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I love the cover!! 2y
morgankaileigh1 We have to talk about it!! 2y
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morgankaileigh1
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What would happen if Mulan had to travel through the underworld? This book was pretty good! I liked the emotional reveal of Mulan‘s true identity, and I loved all the callbacks to the original film. Definitely worth the read if you love Disney movies! I can‘t wait to read the rest of them. #bookspinbingo square 7, also my book spin! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! 2y
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BriannaT
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I really wanted to check out this twisted tale series - they take a Disney movie and add a “what if?” twist. In this version of Mulan, Shang gets mortally wounded and Mulan has to travel to the underworld to bring him back. Of course this reminded me of Odysseus so I had to read it. I appreciated how this book told a different story, but the style stayed true enough to the original. The Chinese mythology was also a big plus for me!

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Happy movie release to the live action Mulan! #fanart #fanartfriday

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Horsedancer98
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Like the other books I‘ve read in the Twisted Tales series that I‘ve read so far, I enjoyed this re-telling. I appreciated Mulan‘s character development and the depth that Elizabeth Lim gave to Shang and Mulan‘s love story. But there were parts that I thought lagged a little bit. Overall, I give this book a 4.5 ⭐️ rating.

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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ve enjoyed all the installments of the Twisted Tales series that I‘ve read, and this one was no different. A great take on Mulan‘s story! Now I want to watch the movie again 😃

#bookspinbingo - 2 more squares to go till my first bingo!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Awesome progress!!! 2y
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Meurshi
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I lost this amongst unpacking...of course, I was right in the middle of it. I admitted defeat and started reading new books. Now I‘m in the middle of Kite Runner and of course I find it again. Do I continue this book or finish Kite Runner? The choices...

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I've been using the Twisted Tale series to help pass the time while doing housework and cooking lately. They make for quick, entertaining audiobooks.

Unlike the Aladdin retelling, I felt this one was a lot stronger. Mulan must travel to the Underworld to save her friend. All of the Chinese mythology in the story was fascinating to me and now I want to research more stories about it. 💚

oddandbookish I loved this book! 2y
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New book review is up on my blog at ashsscript.com. Spoiler alert 🚨 I loved this book! Can I have more please?!?
#bookreview #bookblogger #books #disneybooks #mulan #reflection #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #bookishlove #bookworm #bookdragon #twistedtale

Lovesbooks87 Love this series! 3y
oddandbookish I loved this book! 3y
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essence_dionne
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I enjoyed this twisted tale of Mulan. Mulan travels to the underworld to stop Shang from dying. The adventure Mulan, Shang, and Shang's guardian took was wrapped in chinese mythology and I appreciated it a lot!
The beginning was slow to start, but once Mulan got to the underworld, it picked up; and it was hard for me to stop reading. I thought the book tired the movie in well. I was upset Mushu wasn't along for the ride but by the end; it was ok.

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essence_dionne
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I'm really enjoying this!

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CymbaX13

@hannah-leeloo finally read reflection omg it was awesome now to read splintered hehe

hannah-leeloo About time! 3y
hannah-leeloo @Jackal121 check out her next read. She finally finished a book 😱 3y
Jackal121 Haha 3y
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MrBook
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😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

Texreader This one took me a minute to get. Love it!! 3y
Slajaunie 🤣🤣 3y
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Endowarrior21
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Thank you so much @Gissy for everything in my #Readinthenewyear package. I love all of it and well enjoy the books and I will use the notepad at work. The coffee cup will be going to work with me tomorrow. The print is beautiful and the headbands are adorable I will just Bobby bin them to stay put. And yes Maleficent is the pop I was hoping for lol. @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit Ohhh! Several of those books are on my real life TBR also! 3y
Gissy I'm happy you liked the items. As you can see, the mug, art print, notepad and water bottle have some motivational phrases to help you accomplish your goals in this year. The books were from your tbr. Red Sister is the U.K. Paper edition. Enjoy! 😘❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Gissy I bought one funko for me too! She is so cute!😍 3y
Endowarrior21 @Gissy yes I did thank you I hope you like what I got you. 3y
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CymbaX13
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Reading this

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bliophile
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I love quotes like this. It shows how throughout time women can still be as strong as men. #mulan #femalewarrior #equality

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bliophile
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"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all"

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bliophile
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What if Mulan had to travel the underworld?

I absolutely loved this take on a classic tale. It didn't spoil the original, but it added a great twist to it. #Disney #Mulan #atwistedtale #fantasticread #highlyrecommended 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Oldschool_millenial *SLAMS the add button* 3y
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Jess_Franzino
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After taking a day off from reading yesterday due to a headache & not feeling the best, I‘ve finished my 2nd book of #24b4Monday & #SummersEndReadathon. About 1/2 through my 3rd book too, so making decent time due to the extra day. Loved this book. One of my faves of “Twisted Tales”. Really enjoyed the tie in of Chinese Underworld Mythology & hoe of kept with the thematic spirit of Mulan.

Clwojick Sounds great! I‘m stacking 📚 3y
Jess_Franzino @Clwojick I clouldn‘t put it down! I love Underworld mythology and Mulan as a whole. So, was a total win ♥️ 3y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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I enjoyed this one! They even managed to sneak in some song references.

(And I love the Disney Mulan soundtrack ☺️)

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Starting this!
Found it in the depths of my kindle!!!

Lovesbooks87 Loved this twisted series! Enjoy! 3y
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shadowsdogs
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Definitely different than the original but I couldn‘t put it down near the end

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CashewWhoReads
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I haven't gotten very far, but you are leaving Mushu behind!?! Seriously? I will be sadly disappointed if Mushu is not included in this story.

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OriginalCyn620
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Again, I forgot to post this yesterday, so I‘m catching up! I haven‘t read this yet but it looks good, as do all the other books in the series! #reflection #anewchapter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4y
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Lovesbooks87
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Another amazing retelling of a Disney classic. I only think I watched Mulan a couple of times but I still really enjoyed this book. What happens when Mulan travels to the underworld? This book was action packed. I love seeing a different side of each of these Disney movies.

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oddandbookish
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This is was such a good retelling of Mulan! It hit all the marks. The author did a great job. Full review on my blog: oddandbookish.wordpress.com

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BennettBookworm
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Fun reflection! Thanks, @RealLifeReading ! #in2018

RealLifeReading You‘re welcome 😊 4y
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Congratulations @BookReflections 🎉🎉🎉 and thanks for the #brgiveaway 📚💕 Following you on instagram!

BookReflections Thanks for participating! We‘ll announce the winner after the New Year! 😊 4y
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‭What if Mulan had to travel to the Underworld?
When Captain Shang is wounded by Shan Yu in battle, Mulan must travel to the Underworld, Diyu, in order to save him from certain death. But King Yama, the ruler of Diyu, is not willing to give Shang up easily. With the help of Shang's lion guardian, Mulan must traverse Diyu to find Shang's spirit, face harrowing obstacles, and leave by sunrise or become a prisoner forever.#reflection #fallintoreading

Sace Stacked! 4y
Moray_Reads Mulan saving Shang from the underworld?! 😍😍 4y
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JoScho @Birdsong28 no! The only other one I have seen was the Beauty and the Beast one. I didn‘t realize there were so many. Thanks for sharing 😊 4y
tracey38 I love all of these. I've read the Beauty and the Beast one, have the Aladdin one on my shelf to start soon, and have a few others I want as well 4y
tracey38 Plus, all the covers are beautiful! 4y
JoScho @tracey38 yeah the covers of the ones I have seen are pretty awesome. 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4y
vkois88 I realllllllly liked this one. The others are hit or miss for me, but this one hit the nail on the head 4y
jfalkens I loved The Beauty and the Beast one ☺ 4y
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