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As Old as Time
As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale | Liz Braswell
What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? As Old as Time is the third book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. When Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle's mind-memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making.
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steph.infxn
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My favorite mug 🤍💙💛 Needed an afternoon pick-me-up to help me power through my work. Hope everyone's weekend was incredible!

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Lunarstar27
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One of the beat twisted tales I read

hannah-leeloo I'm going through many fairy tale retellings at the minute, I have read many beauty and the beast ones, will have to try this one. Disney and fairy tale fan, love your pops too 1mo
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BethM
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I know I‘m late to the party. This was crazy good! Completely enthralling!

Chrissyreadit My librarian just recommended this to me! 3mo
BethM @Chrissyreadit you will love it. I thought it was sooo good! 3mo
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This was a really good read. It was definitely an interesting take on this classic tale. It was very enjoyable seeing this new take on the classic story. It was interesting seeing the story from a new perspective. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone look for something interesting to read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#AsOldAsTime #LizBraswell #TwistedTales #book #books #bookhoarder #bookhoarders #bookhaul #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Retellings #Romance ❣️❣️❣️

Gissy Love the picture! 😍 6mo
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lumbricuslibri
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My second Disney twisted tale and I loved it! (The first one, not so much - I love Mulan but not Reflection.)

This one, though, oh it's twisted. It was really slow at first but past 70 or so %, it was unputdownable.

The ending wasn't like the movie's but I still liked it. Oh, and the chapter titles! 😘

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"I have nothing against books. I ???? books. Books are the remedy to superstition and . . . magic."

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Chapter titles are 😘🤌

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ozma.of.oz
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Mehso-so

How does the story of Disney‘s Beauty & the Beast change, if Belle‘s mother is the Enchantress who curses the castle?

A really interesting twist, but not followed through. It felt like there were 2 different stories; Disney‘s and then a darker story with ethnic cleansing and medical experimentation. The tones didn‘t line up, so everything ended up feeling very shallow. & answering questions about the movie just opened new plot holes. 🌕🌕🌗🌑🌑

Clare-Dragonfly Wow, that‘s an intriguing concept—really unfortunate that it falls flat! 7mo
Zoe-h I‘ve read a few books in this series and I quickly learned the Liz Braswell isn‘t the best author who writes for them. If you want a really good one, I recommend 7mo
ozma.of.oz @Clare-Dragonfly It‘s always more disappointing when I can so clearly see the bones of a good story! @Zoe-h Thanks for the rec! I‘ll definitely look it up! (edited) 7mo
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Ha, good one!

And can I just say, for a 500-page paperback, this book is heavy. Even heavier than some of my hardcovers. I think it's the quality of the paper, it's that good.

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Goodness, all this shouting. Haha.

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lumbricuslibri

"This isn't the dark ages!"
"Every age has its darkness."

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artictiger
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Strong story . And wonderful retelling of a classic

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artictiger
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What an amazing retelling of a classic

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Panpan

This book attempts to twists the movie to fit the tag line "what if Belle's mother cursed the Beast." Yes, I get that this is supposed to be a "twisted tale," but it utterly fails. It fails to have a decent plot. It fails to delve into the characters. It fails to build a magical world. Instead the plot is lame, the characters are flat cartoons (ironic since the story is based on a cartoon movie), & the world-building is non-existent.

wanderinglynn This was my October #doublespin book. 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Oooo disappointing! I've been meaning to try a couple of these books but haven't gotten to them yet. 11mo
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#Maycharacters #Macho
@Eggs & @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

He's the definition of toxic masculinity, pushy, rude, but undeniably macho! "?No one persecutes harmless crackpots, like Gaston.?"

Eggs He‘s the epitome of macho 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick He's such a douchebag...I love it! 🤣🤣🤣 1y
Tera66 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Lol!😂🤣😂 He is! 1y
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JenMcG87
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Loved the darkness of the book - a perfect twisted tale of beauty and the beast

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Roary47
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4✨ I really enjoy fairytale retellings and Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairytale. It follows the Disney version of the story and will flash to the present to the past frequently at the beginning. When it stops doing that you have a few mysteries needing solved. There is a bit of morbid content, but it doesn‘t last long. It fills in scenes that you didn‘t know you needed. The morbid content would be my only complaint. This finishes Feb.

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KatieDid927
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Finally read my first Twisted Tale! It was exactly what I hoped for in a Disney fairytale retelling. It also helped iron out some wrinkles in the original story, like the timeline of when the Beast was cursed and at what age. Given that he only had until his 21st birthday, it always confused me. The book had an answer for that!

#FairyTaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

Charityann Glad you enjoyed it! Love the Chip mug. 😊 2y
ShelleyBooksie Great review. Love chip! 2y
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#happilyeverafterswap! Look at these beauties and an Amazon gift card! Thanks Alyssa! The new covers on ACOTAR are so striking. I‘ll be jumping on Amazon Australia to see what strikes my fancy (I‘ll investigate your suggestion of Heart Blood but probably won‘t buy it with this voucher as my kindle is American - also - I found a Juliet Marillier book on my shelf - Shadowfell - have you read it? Should I add it to my BookSpin for March?)

thegirlwiththelibrarybag PS - thanks for organising @Chrissyreadit - and for letting Australians join in the fun! ✨ 2y
Chrissyreadit Yay!!!! Great books! And I‘m so glad you joined! 2y
Lyssa131330 I haven‘t read Shadowfell but it would give you a vibe to see if you like her books 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lyssa131330, I think I bought it around the time Borders closed... so it‘s been on the shelf for awhile 😬😅 2y
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I thoroughly enjoined this retelling of The Beauty and the Beast.
It had some darker aspects than what was expected. Being published as a “Disney approved” book, I was under the impression that it would be light and fun. But this one really dove into some deeper and more meaningful aspects of my beloved tail.
👇🏻Continues👇🏻

Enchanted_Bibliophile The mystery of what exactly happened all those years ago when a prince was cursed and an enchantress went missing; really enthralled me. And the conclusion was totally not what I assumed it would be; I‘m kind of hoping there would be a follow-up to see how everything turns out in the end 2y
Enchanted_Bibliophile This is one of my #FairytaleReadingChallenge picks for February @Charityann 2y
Charityann Yeah, I wasn‘t satisfied with the ending of this one either. 2y
JazzFeathers Sounds intriguing. 2y
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"You can't have adventures without risk."

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"As soon as she opened a book, this little town disappeared into a vast map of countries both real and imagined."

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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#fairytalereadingchallenge @Charityann

I started this one at the end of January and finished it today. The twisted tales are hit or miss for me, but this retelling of Beauty and the Beast I loved. 🌹

The story tells more about Belle's parents with an interesting twist that links Belle to the Beast. It also gives more background on the village and the Beast's family.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
AshleyHoss820 I got my daughter this series for Christmas! She is SO excited! 😄 2y
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For the month of love... I've chosen these two books as retellings or based on Beauty and the Beast

#FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

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Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father‘s reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle‘s mother returns a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern.

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The back says Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father‘s reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle‘s mother returns- a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern. But when Belle touches the beasts enchanted rose.

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Don't you just hate it when you get the book in paperback and then they bring out a gorgeous hardcover version and you want too 🥺😖 in my hufflepuff house colours too lol. Happy reading all 📖❤📚 #disney #beautyandtjebeast #hardcover #hufflepuff #beautiful #rose

cozypunk WOOT HUFFLEPUFF!! 2y
hannah-leeloo Yep love my Hufflepuff house 💛🖤 @dandy.punk 2y
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⭐⭐⭐.75/5

It was alright, not exactly what I imagined.

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I love retellings and I do enjoy the Twisted Tales series! 🌹🌹🌹
#rose #boundtogetherjune

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️🌹🖤 2y
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Panpan

I liked the concept for this book but it was long and didn't really stray from the original order of events until the last 100 pages

#disney #beautyandthebeast #lizbraswell #dislike

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jenniferajanes

This is a DNF for me, at least right now. I keep putting it off, so I think it‘s not the right book for me. Or it‘s the right book but the wrong time.

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I love reading Disney's reimagining/retelling. This is the first book a A Twisted Tales series that I ever read and I do like it. Of course the similarity is there but I love how the make Belle's mother is the enchantress and still alove. And the ending is totally different and giving us the chance to create our own happily ever after ending.

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CareBear
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I‘m having a hard time getting into anything these days, but the familiarity of an old tale and a new twist seems to be doing the trick so far.

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Biblionut
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This was way better than the Sleeping Beauty one. It was a bit long but entertaining.

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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast.

Fountains of Silence - #LitsyAToZ (F) & #ReadingEurope2020 (Spain) 3 1/2 🌟
We Were the Lucky Ones - #ReadingEurope2020 (Poland) 5 🌟
Scarlet - #BBRC 3🌟

Work is still eating chunks of my reading time so I am trying to go with shorter and/or easier reads that fulfill challenge prompts.

Cinfhen I really enjoyed 3y
Cinfhen Nice week / even though work is taking up your reading time💛 3y
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As a Disney fanatic, I was super excited to hear about the Twisted Tales series.

Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favorite Disney stories, and the alternative version did not disappoint. I enjoyed the back story on Belle‘s parents and the unique ending. Can‘t wait to read the next one!

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"Once upon a time in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle..."

My favorite #disney movie of all time and just one of my favorite fairytales. I think it's awesome that they threw in a twist to this classic tale, but...

The writing is just okay. The characters were not likable, but I still wanted to know what would happen in this ok-ish book so I still read this nearly 500 page Beast!

#beautyandthebeast #disney #justkeepreading

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Introducing Jack Jack to Twisted Tales. We start them early on chapter books in our house. (For real though, we were half of the way through the illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone by his birthday.)

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Loved this book!!! I love fairy tales any way but this gave so much more to the classic tale, fleshing out the characters and giving the whole story much more substance ... would whole heartedly recommend this book if you need a snuggle within the pages ❤️☕️📚

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My #JolabokaflodSwap package was waiting for me, when I got home. Thanks @TheRomantiCate I'm looking forward to reading this Beauty and the Beast retelling; and I love Ghirardelli! @MaleficentBookDragon Thanks for hosting!

TheRomantiCate Glad you like!! 😍😍 3y
mom2bugnbee Those twisted tales are lots of fun! 3y
MaleficentBookDragon 🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 3y
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“you had a magic mirror that let you see life outside your tiny world. your castle. i had books. reading them is like traveling to other places. being other people. living other lives. it made life far less...lonely.“

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I think my love of Disney made this book a better read for me. What I didn‘t expect was there to be so many enchanted beings in the book (fawns, fairies, people who saw visions, enchantresses, and so on and so forth) and that D‘Arque could hold so much hatred for one group of people, considering he was an enchanted being himself. Braswell seems to write about the effects of racism, even if it doesn‘t seem as obvious in midst of reading.