A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell is a new release this month. This is part of the newish subgenre of reimagined Disney versions of fairy tales. I am rather interested in the papers that are going to come out this recent subgenre. Nothing like Disney to be self aware enough to go this direction in book publishing. And then there's the whole dichotomy of Disney fairy tales being the most familiar versions of fairy tales for modern generations when the beauty of fairy tales is their diversity and nuances across cultures and tellers.
This one has not been well-reviewed by readers actually. Interesting to observe...
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.
Praise for A Whole New World:
"A magic carpet ride of a book! A fun and unpredictable retelling of the classic Aladdin story, a must-read for all of us Disney fans!" -Melissa de la Cruz