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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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booklover3258
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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
Pickpick

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! 2mo
Cityofamber @Lovesbooks87 thanks 💖 2mo
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chapters-and-pages
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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 7mo
brit91 And beautiful dog!❤❤📚📚 7mo
MommyOfTwo Yay, sorry to hear about your water leek. I can see why you would forget to check the mail. 7mo
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ReadingRover @brit91 Thanks so much! Despite the look on his face he‘s a happy boy 😝 7mo
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! 7mo
BethM Great bag! 7mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ fun bag 😁😁 7mo
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) 7mo
Mommamanzi I haven‘t talked to you in forever! Hope all is well ❤️. 5mo
Chrys Did you get the #sfmbc package I sent? 5mo
Avanders Hi lady .. just checking in on 👆🏽 Chrys‘s question ... I assume yes, but let me know if not! ♥️ 4mo
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. 4mo
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! 🤭♥️♥️ 4mo
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. 3mo
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?) 3mo
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 😝 3mo
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hollylynnbee
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Mini book haul 🖤

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BooksRFun
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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
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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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Kwrightson1986
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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!!!! 9mo
Jess_Franzino @BookaholicNatty It‘s better than I ever could have imagined! So, SO fun! 9mo
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Lyeelia
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! 🤷🏻‍♀️) 12mo
Chrissyreadit 💕❤️💕❤️ 12mo
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! 12mo
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ulrichyumiodd @BookishMarginalia @Jess_Franzino I suggest Reflection as your next Twisted Tales after those two! 😄 12mo
BethM Awesome! I want to read As Old As Time. And also tagging has been problematic for me on and off as well. 12mo
BookishMarginalia @ulrichyumiodd @Jess_Franzino I‘ll make a note of it! 12mo
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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 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
Lovesbooks87 Loved the book and the whole twisted series! Enjoy! 12mo
Peddler410 Yay! I‘m glad you like everything. 12mo
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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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Graciouswarriorprincess
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My morning!

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But of course the room was empty except for the carpet and the sorcerer, and no one answered him.

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“Well, Princess,” Morgan‘s said. “You have an army of Street Rats. Now, what is the plan?”

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shadowsdogs
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I cannot put this down omg. It definitely is twisted.

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Jess_Franzino
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Thank you @ulrichyumiodd for the book suggestion! I loved every minute of this book, & found it to be very well crafted. While I will always adore “Aladdin”, I do have to say that this “twisted” version went way more in depth with the characters, (especially Jasmine— LOVED how she was written) & had the characters earn things on their own rather than through magic. Also, Necromancy. Jafar‘s a friggin‘ Necromancer, so there‘s that.

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Jess_Franzino
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Despite my lack of reading time lately, I‘ve REALLY been loving this book! This passage broke my heart. It makes it seem as if the story of “Aladdin” that we‘ve known for the past 25+ years, turned out to be nothing but a wishful “what if” for the characters.

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Jess_Franzino
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A beautiful new coffee shop with an awesome reading/writing area opened just two blocks from my apartment 😍😍😍 SO close, and the coffee is yummy! They REALLY need to replace the horrible music with classical or something, though.

MaGoose Sounds good. I'm envious; wish there was a nice cafe near me. Enjoy. 1y
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OneBookishBabe
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I have to stop placing holds on all these books because I haven‘t had time to read any of them. Maybe one day I‘ll be able to rent this again and read it. Pretty photo tho 🤣🤣🤣

#readerproblems #librarybooks #TBR #books

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Lovesbooks87
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I am really liking this twisted tale series based on Disney movies. What if Aladdin never found the lamp? How would his story and life change? Reading this book makes me want to go back on watch the movie. It has been so long since I have seen it. Can't wait to read the other three books!

MinDea Who are the other 3 books about? I might need to check these out!! 1y
FeastOfFiction I just bought this for my daughter! 1y
Lovesbooks87 @MinDea there are 5 books total. I have already read the one about Belle and then this one. The other three books are about Ariel, Mulan, and Aurora. 1y
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Lovesbooks87 @FeastOfFiction I really enjoyed it. It was revisiting a movie I loved and seeing it from a different view. I hope she enjoys it! 1y
tracey38 Can't wait to read this one! Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies. 1y
Lovesbooks87 @tracey38 it was good. I can't wait to read the other three. 1y
tracey38 @Lovesbooks87 I've read As Old As Time, which I really enjoyed. 1y
Lovesbooks87 @tracey38 yea I read that one too. I bought two at Target today and I got the other one off of Amazon. 1y
tracey38 I saw them all at Target last month. Amazing collections of covers. 1y
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Jen6687
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I am so glad I stumbled upon this series! Good read, great take on the classic disney tale! I can‘t wait to read the rest and see what the author does with the stories!

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jpmcwisemorgan What are you using for the effect on your photo? 2y
VioletMoonBooks @jpmcwisemorgan an app called prisma 2y
jpmcwisemorgan Sweet! Thanks! 2y
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marti86
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Mehso-so

I read it until the end but I haven't enjoyed much the book.

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booksensation
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My first ever attempt at making poetry with book titles.. I think it‘s okay lol 😁


#AugInBooks18 - Create a poem w/ book titles

KatieCarpenter Oh cool! 2y
booksensation @KatieCarpenter thank you 😊 2y
KatieCarpenter @booksensation also love the funko pop! 2y
booksensation @KatieCarpenter my favorite princess! ❤️ 2y
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ju.ca.no
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An enjoyable light read. I have to add that I can‘t really remember Disney‘s Aladdin, so I can‘t compare it to this book. I saw a lot of not so good reviews, but I think that‘s a result of comparing the book to the Disney Movie... it is not a mind blowing page turner, but I liked it! 3/5⭐️

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Lunarstar27
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Pickpick

It was ok but pick up at the middle

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ju.ca.no
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reading outside in the eveningsun is the best😍 starting my first twisted fairytale today, I‘m curious if I will enjoy this Aladdin Retelling😊

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Naz786
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Panpan

I did not like this book. It wasn't a re-telling from my point of view. It felt like the story was all over the place and the genie wasn't given enough credit.

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elyseh
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Bailedbailed

Blah I had high hopes for this but I hated it! It's basically the movie in a different order. It wasn't until almost the very end that it got interesting. I don't think I'm finishing the series!

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Fancypants
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Mehso-so

Meh. I thought the writing was a little rough and not quite a page turner but I‘ll probably read the other ones in the series anyway.

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ju.ca.no
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Again, thanks to @JazzFeathers @ephemeralwaltz @Simona 😊 I‘m already curious about my new book, which was super cheap on amazon 😊

JazzFeathers The cover is intriguing 😄 2y
Simona Yey for quick mail delivery 😘 2y
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ju.ca.no @JazzFeathers it is! And I love everything Disney anyway😍 2y
Sarah83 Sounds great. You are the reason my tbr explodes one day. 😝 2y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 hahaha well, you are welcome I guess😜 mine already is exploding, next year I will try to reduce it to a reasonable amount🙈🙈😂 2y
Sarah83 How can you reduce books? 🤔 Have you found the philosopher's stone? 😂 2y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 well, not reducing books but unread books😉 and I‘m not yet sure if that is possible wirhout the philosopher‘s stone😂 2y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 by the way, there is an entire Twisted Tales Series, with lots of other Disney stories😜 2y
Sarah83 Sounds great 😊 if you find the philosopher's stone, please tell me. 😊 2y
Sarah83 You didn't tell me, to buy more books...😂😂😂 2y
ju.ca.no @Sarah83 hehe I will😉 2y
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Kaylamburson Beautiful cover!! 2y
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HiddenGemBooks
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This version of Aladdin twists the original story with the question: What if Jafar was the 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 wish. Aladdin and the deposed Princess Jasmine must unite the people in rebellion. But the fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in civil war.

HiddenGemBooks 🚨WARNING🚨 I‘ve never read or seen Disney‘s Aladdin, this has bad reviews on good reads, read at your own risk! 😬📚 2y
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