Friday, June 24, 2016

Book Review: A Whole New World (Twisted Tales #1) by: Liz Braswell

Release Date: September 1, 2015
from Disney Press
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"Welcome to a new YA series that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. Each book asks the question: What if one key moment from a familiar Disney film was changed? This dark and daring version of Aladdin twists the original story with the question: What if Jafar was the first one to summon the Genie?

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."

My Thoughts:

A Whole New World is a cute read. I was worried about this one because so many people didn't love it, but it was just what I needed. It was quick and cute and fun and just a fairy tale.

Going into this book you kinda have to know what you're getting into. There is insta-love to the extreme... buts it's Aladdin and Jasmine we all know where this is going. Also the beginning of the book is identical to the movie, but this didn't bother me because it's supposed to be identical. It's the same story we know and love until the twist comes in. It was interesting to see Aladdin and Jasmine have to fight Jafar with power and see how they still got to the same place without Aladdin's prince ruse. I'm not going to lie and say this was the best book ever but it's a good book when you need something that doesn't make you think too hard and that's what this is.

There really isn't much else I can say about A Whole New World. For me it was a quick and fun read and just what I needed.


  1. This sounds like a fresh twist on my favorite Disney movie ♥ I'd never even heard of this before now so thanks for putting it on my radar Teresa^^ Also, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I LOVE a quick and cute read from time to time!!

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this; there is nothing wrong with a quick, fun read. This sounds super cute! Great review!

  3. I've been needing some quick and fun reads. Books I can just get lost in and not think about too much. Lately, I can't find time to read, but hopefully I can soon and I can pick this one up. Lovely review you amazing person!

  4. I was one of those people that didn't like this one, sadly! I didn't *too* much that it was so similar to the movie (though I definitely mentioned that in my review), but I didn't like the overall execution of the book. Still, I do think Braswell and Disney had a great thing here, with the Fairy Tale 2.0 campaign. =)

    Great review, Teresa!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. I'm glad the similarities to the movie didn't bother you. It made me DNF it though since it was WAY too similar. I just rather watch the movie in that case, lol.


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