A Whole New World is part of the Twisted Tales trilogy and is written by award-winning author Liz Braswell. It is not only the first title to be published under Paper Rocket, but is also the first titles in a thrilling series that puts a twist in much-loved tales, exploring what would happen if key turning points did not work out as planned. This is suitable for young adults or readers who like a darker twist in the story.
I don’t normally like to review young adult books as they would take me longer to read and therefore review it. But when I saw that this is a fairy tale book that comes with a twist, I was to learn more. Being a Disney movie fan, I enjoy the different twists such as Wicked and Maleficent which are told from a different perspective to the classic stories which they are based.
This book might have lots of mixed reviews but it is really down to individual choice and tastes. This is more like fan fiction looking at it from a different angle of the characters and recreating the story in a darker situation.
In the first few chapters, the author describes Aladdin’s family background and his life in more details before learn more about Jafar. It does follow some elements of the movie in the storyline but the rest of the book is more on the darker side of Jafar. With Jafar in possession of the lamp and determined to break the laws of magic and gain control over love and death, the deposed Princess Jasmine and Aladdin must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion to stop the new power-mad ruler. But their fight for freedom soon grows costly, threatening to tear the kingdom apart.
This book is quite easy to read and understand. This book is not everyone’s cup of tea and personally I am not a big fan but I am glad to give it a read as I love twisted tales. I prefer fairy tales and romance whereas this book is packed with action and violence which is not my cup of tea. This book is available to buy from good book stores and Amazon.
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