Wednesday, August 26, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: A Whole New World A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell


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.

REVIEW BY: Michaela, age 11 years, 2 months


This book is amazing! It is a twisted tale of Aladdin, but not like the original. In this book Jafar has the Genie lamp and killed the old Sultan. Jafar is trying to force Jasmine to marry him, but Aladdin comes to the rescue! 

My favorite character is Morgiana because she is wise and likes to battle. She reminds me of myself because she is her own person.  My favorite part is when they meet Amur. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 11-15.