A Whole New World by Liz Braswell


So, Disney have a new venture of YA books that are a twist on the original Disney story and change something fundamental about the plot. In A Whole New World the twist is that Jafar gets to the lamp before Aladdin, sparking a revolution led by a deposed Jasmine.  This was a fun little book that started a series I want to read a lot more of.

I liked the insight into the lives of Street Rats that’s never really explored by the film and the undercurrent of class conflicts and dictatorships. It was less a love story and more action and relationships between people in hardship, which is the kind of YA I like.

It wasn’t the best written book in the world and its sparked a new desire in me for editing that tweaks the spelling for a British market (every time Aladdin ‘leaped’ anywhere it dragged me right out of the story) but to be honest I didn’t pick this one up expecting a masterpiece. It was fun, not predictable and a darker update on one of my favourite Disney stories. 

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3 thoughts on “A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

  1. I was about to comment on how Disney may sue this book until I saw the logo on top and ooh NOW I’m interested. I love twisted tales. Do they have other YA books for other Disney films?

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