Twisted Tales Series by Liz Braswell
Series Review: Twisted Tales by Liz Braswell
Like A Whole New World , this retelling pretty quickly veers off from the familiar plot of both movies, reimagining characters and adding lots of new characters and plot twists. That plot point always really bothered me. I thoroughly enjoyed that aspect of the book, as I have with other Disney reimaginings. But I find myself more and more wishing that the books in this particular series stuck closer to the plots we know, adding depth and context to admittedly thin plots and, to some extent, characters, rather than creating almost completely different stories. Like A Whole New World , this is aimed at an older audience than other tie-ins tend to be. It goes dark from page one. But I felt like there were some missed opportunities that would have made this novel more insightful.
A Twisted Tale
Have you ever found yourself wondering about the back story behind your favourite Disney heroines? This series that turns the classic fairy-tales on their heads is a must for Disney fans and a delight for all Young Adult readers. Would Jasmine and Aladdin turn freedom fighters against oppressive Jafar? Could Aurora find a way to control her dreams and defeat Maleficent? Written by three popular YA authors - Liz Braswell, Jen Calonita and Elizabeth Lim - who all love fantasy and fairy-tales, these retellings have the magic of the Disney films but with dark and creepy twists. Romance makes way for enchantment, action and violence as the heroines fight for their happy endings and all is not what it seems. These thought-provoking fantasy tales are not just for those of us who grew up loving Disney, anyone who loves drama, dragons and fantasy will adore the dark and dreamy stories in these books.