Book Review: A Whole New World

newworldA Whole New World is the first book in the “Twisted Tales” series.  This series reworks Disney stories that you know in love into new and different stories by changing one moment in the original story to have a completely different outcome and how the characters would react to it.  A Whole New World is obviously a new take on the Disney story/movie Aladdin.  But instead of Aladdin summoning the genie, in this story the evil Jafar does!

Jafar takes over as Sultan and Aladdin and Jasmine try to unite everyone in order to fight a war against Jafar and hopefully win. As for how it all turns out, well you’ll have to read the book to find out!

I really like this approach to a book. It uses characters and scenes that I know well and changes them up a bit to make the story different.  I am looking forward to seeing what other Disney stories get reworked in this series!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

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.

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