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.
Yeah, it was really fantastic to read this! And yeah that this is a series, because I enjoyed reading this book a lot! So fantastic to have this retelling of a Disney movie that was just so great, taking a pivotal moment, and changing it around! So awesome!
So what I found really fantastic about this book, is that the beginning was basically the movie, with a few added details that fleshed out Aladdin's background, and seeing as he's the hero, that was really great. And then the change happened, and everything that changed was really interesting and awesome to read!
Where this book went when Jafar had the genie the whole time, well, yeah, that was pretty interesting. It put things on it's head-like Aladdin isn't the one that develops the relationship with Genie, that's Jasmine. And Carpet, and how that all went! And Jafar's wishes! Oh, man!
Really fantastic ending to this book! Totally different, what with the zombies and everything, and what Jafar's last wish was, that was pretty powerful, and it's a wonder the no one before had asked for magic to be removed! Yeah, that was an ending!
Just really enjoyed this book so much, the changes that came about were inspired!
Author: Liz Braswell
Series: Twisted Tales #1
Read: September 18th, 2015
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a 2015 Retelling Reading Challenge and Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Publisher: Disney Press
Published: September 1st 2015