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A Whole New World
A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale | Liz Braswell
What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.
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A Whole New World
Liz Braswell

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ParkerFinn
Mehso-so

It was alright. Most of the dialogue is exactly like the Disney movie. Which makes it drag sometimes and other times brings joyful nostalgia. It was nice to see a different take to Aladdin.

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klbwriting

I keep seeing not so great reviews but you know what? I love a fairy tale retelling in any sense so I'm going to read this and love it most likely.

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Skeeterisme
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Mehso-so

Not sure…

MartinaLove I haven't heard a lot of great things about these books. 2y
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BookBelle84
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I love this cover.

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Godpants Ooh! What a cool idea. 2y
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I‘m so excited I just found out the 12th Twisted Tales book is going to be a twist on Rapunzel‘s story, called What Once Was Mine. (Coming out in September) 💜
#TwistedTales #disney #Rapunzel #book #books #bookdesign #bookdesigner #bookdeal #bookdealer #bookdragon #bookdragons #bookfeature #bookfeatures #bookfair #bookfan #bookfandom #bookfever #bookfanatic #bookfrenzy #bookgeek #bookgeeks #bookgeeky #bookgang #bookgasm #geek #geeks #geeky 📚💞📚

Graciouswarriorprincess I love these books! 2y
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Elysia.Official
Mehso-so

Rather underwhelming and was a take on the Disney tale we didn‘t need

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aruaesthetics
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I am always up for magical adventure although its twisted but whats the fun if things go all the way right i mean you can't expect everything to be perfect and thats why i like this book so much .. ❤

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Twainy
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🎧 Book 1/10 of the Twisted Tales series. An Aladdin re-telling! Aladdin is my all-time favorite Disney movie and 2nd favorite Robin Willliams‘ movie. The story starts out just like the movie until we get to the cave then it‘s an all-out crazy ride with Jafar getting the lamp & control of the Genie so you know things are going to go terribly wrong. New characters! Death and mayhem! Rebellion! 🖤 I LOVED IT! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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alecia3dixie
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Mehso-so

2.5/5 stars. Im starting to realise that these are not really twisted tales. There is a slight inconvenience, but the end pretty much more or less ends up the same, and with happliy ever after. Also the first 35% of this book was the original story that we all already know, just really drug out. I wanted actual twisted tales like the Grimm ones. This just isn't it.

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alliekrogers

Won‘t let me upload a picture again but 5 hours to go! #mbcreadathon #mbcgiveaway11

MonthlyBookClub Entered💚💚💚 2y
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MonthlyBookClub Got your entry for check-in 10! 2y
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Revenge4bess
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Has anyone read this or heard of the author?
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I‘m so happy I finally got to read this story. This was such a fun retelling. This story is so much better than the original. It had more action and suspense. I can‘t wait to read the other stories in the series. This book was so much fun to read. I would definitely read it again. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#AWholeNewWorld #LizBraswell #TwistedTales #book #books #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookshelfie #bookshelfies #shelfie #FairyTales #Fantasy #YoungAdult 💚💚💚💚💚

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Roary47
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I was very interested the whole way through this one. While the beginning was what you will remember from the original cartoon from Disney. There is different vantage points and beautiful narrative along the way. Once the story makes its twist you can expect a bit of a darker take. There is death, plans of war, and a very layered villain that you feel sorry for while you detest him. If you like retellings I would highly recommend this.

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Birdsong28 Have you seen that they are releasing the tagged book? 3y
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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

This book was just okay. To be honest, I wasn't really expecting much, and I wasn't disappointed. I love the Disney cartoon, and I just wanted something light-hearted to pass the time, which this did the trick.

I will check out the other ones in this series because I'm a sucker for all things Disney. 😁

bookishbitch I thought the beauty and the beast one was pretty good. Definitely a darker reimagining. 3y
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My review of this book can be viewed on my Youtube Vlog at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npf_QrfExn4

Enjoy!

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arraabella
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Took me a while to finish coz I feel like I‘m too familiar with the OG story. There‘s a certain level of expectation to meet.

It goes with the storyline of the OG version. There‘s nothing wrong with that coz I imagined it to be parallel. I wish they delved on Jafar‘s backstory. That would‘ve justified the twist.

It‘s still a good read for kids & kids‘ at heart. Just darker & more gruesome. Don‘t expect a warm, happily ever after-filled story.

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mirsophie
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I expected more from this. I was honestly kind of bored with this book because it did not seem to have much of a different story. Hopefully the other twisted tales are better than this one.

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Cityofamber
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Mehso-so

I have no strong opinions on this one, it won‘t stop me from reading the others but I‘ll probably won‘t read them all and just read the ones from stories I really like. 🤷‍♀️

Lovesbooks87 I love your water bottle! 3y
Cityofamber @Lovesbooks87 thanks 💖 3y
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“she was the royal princess. she had to start acting like one. she had to stop talking about being trapped, about being handed over from one man to another. she had to start acting.
she had to start being the hero.“

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TamTracy
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#7covers7days #covercrush
Day 7

Consider yourself tagged!!!!!!

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HufflepuffGirl90
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#7days7covers #covercrush #Day1

Thanks @Meaw_catlady for the tag!

To play along, tag 7 books with covers you love for 7 days in a row, no explanation needed.

@LapReader would you like to play?

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ReadingRover
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Thank you @MommyOfTwo for the great book and the awesome Harry Potter bag as part of my #SFMBC package. The bag is excellent! It‘s actually just what I need. I love it 🥰 Perfect size! Also a friend of mine just read the book so I‘m excited for that too! Sorry for all the postal confusion. It‘s hectic here as always.

brit91 Awww beautiful picture 3y
brit91 And beautiful dog!❤❤📚📚 3y
MommyOfTwo Yay, sorry to hear about your water leek. I can see why you would forget to check the mail. 3y
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ReadingRover @brit91 Thanks so much! Despite the look on his face he‘s a happy boy 😝 3y
ReadingRover @MommyOfTwo Thanks. I‘m a disaster. If it‘s not one thing it‘s another. I love the bag!!! It‘s a great size and super cute! 3y
BethM Great bag! 3y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ fun bag 😁😁 3y
Avanders Hey chica — I bet your life is as crazy as mine these days! But could you let me know the status on July‘s #sfmbc package? Thanks! 😘 (edited) 3y
Mommamanzi I haven‘t talked to you in forever! Hope all is well ❤️. 3y
Chrys Did you get the #sfmbc package I sent? 3y
Avanders Hi lady .. just checking in on 👆🏽 Chrys‘s question ... I assume yes, but let me know if not! ♥️ 3y
ReadingRover @Avanders @Chrys Hi sorry. It‘s been forever. Yes I got the package. I‘m sorry for not posting. Thank you so much @Chrys! I love everything! I can‘t wait to dig into Achilles. I‘m sorry I never thanked you. 3y
Avanders Oh good! 👏🏽👏🏽 Can you believe it‘s been almost 2 years? I think I get your book next.... and that‘s the last one! 🤭♥️♥️ 3y
ReadingRover @Avanders I can‘t believe. I‘m sad it‘s over. I know I‘ve been bad this last few rounds but I‘ve loved doing this. We should do it again. 3y
Avanders Oh we‘ve all had our months! It‘s been great seeing all that everyone chose. ☺️ I‘m definitely taking a break for a while after this is over .. life got crazy these past 2 years! ... but if you like the mail book club thing, I bet they‘ll do a speculative group in #LMPBC .. watch @ suvata‘s page whenever this round is supposed to be ending... (3 more months?) 3y
ReadingRover I think I‘ll take a break too and see what comes up in a few months. That way things will be in order after the holidays 😝 3y
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Mini book haul 🖤

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Hi I‘m new here and I am just so excited to get to see what others are reading

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AbbaZabba02
Mehso-so

Book 44 of the year, finished June 9, audio

An interesting take on the story of Aladdin. Not my favorite fairytale, but I enjoyed it enough that I'll continue with the rest of the series. My husband tells me they get better.

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I‘m telling you what! Scentsy got this packaging on point! I would just buy it for the box! Of course I had to pull out my A Whole New World book! 🧞‍♂️ kristywrightson.Scentsy.US

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Jess_Franzino
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My local cinema tends to show movies that come out on Fridays on Thursday. I got to see “Aladdin” early! Sooooo good! Can‘t recall the last time I laughed so hard during a movie. The script is also fantastic. Bonus points for how awesome Jasmine is in it♥️♥️♥️

BookaholicNatty I want to see this!!!! 4y
Jess_Franzino @BookaholicNatty It‘s better than I ever could have imagined! So, SO fun! 4y
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SpookyDonut
Mehso-so

For a “retelling“ I think the story had more potential if it was less connected to the movie and more as a standalone. The first 50+ pages were slow to get through since it quoted the movie almost word for word.
I will admit that the story did eventually pick up & got more interesting as it went along.

I think the author should've attempted to flesh out the characters more instead of trying to make a dark version of a light movie.

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StephanieMarie
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What if Aladdin never found the lamp? Answer: It would be very very bad!

This was a LOT darker than I thought it would be and I loved it anyway! The perfect mix of nostalgia and excitement as this familiar tale takes a whole new direction.
#pop19 #retellingofaclassic #disney

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BookishMarginalia
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Yey for Disney‘s Twisted Tales! These are perfect! (And go beautifully with the one BethM —whom I can‘t tag, inexplicably— sent me for #CupidGoesPostal). Thank you, @Jess_Franzino 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 — @WanderingBookaneer and I will enjoy them, and so will our students! #HappilyEverAfterSwap

BookishMarginalia Tagging @BethM (now it works! 🤷🏻‍♀️) 4y
Chrissyreadit 💕❤️💕❤️ 4y
Jess_Franzino I need to read the other ones! @ulrichyumiodd got me hooked on the “Twisted Tales”. I ended up loving them more than I ever expected to. I love how they actually touch on history and explore very dark & thoughtful themes that end up reiterating the main theme of the movie. Hope you love them as much as I did! 4y
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ulrichyumiodd @BookishMarginalia @Jess_Franzino I suggest Reflection as your next Twisted Tales after those two! 😄 4y
BethM Awesome! I want to read As Old As Time. And also tagging has been problematic for me on and off as well. 4y
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MicrobeMom
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#happilyeverafterswap #heas @Peddler410 @Chrissyreadit Thanks for your generosity and awesome picks Peddler410. I can‘t wait to dive into the books and the candies! Thanks for this great package! I love it. It was a fun swap!!!

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
Lovesbooks87 Loved the book and the whole twisted series! Enjoy! 4y
Peddler410 Yay! I‘m glad you like everything. 4y
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Loric
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this story more than I did. It wasn‘t terrible but it wasn‘t great. I think because I‘m more of a creature of habit, I didn‘t love the sway from the original classic of Aladdin

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shadowsdogs
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A totally new take on the story of Aladdin. Super dark. Very good. 5/5

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My morning!

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