Title: As Old As Time: Disney Twisted Tales
Author: Liz Braswell
Publishers: Igloo Books
Genres: Adventure, Fairytale, Teen, Young Adult, Fantasy,
Release Date: 1st February 2018
Where To Buy: Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Wordery, Book Depository
Summary: What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast?
Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father’s reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle’s mother returns—a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern.
But Belle touches the Beast’s enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mind—images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast must work together to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is twenty-one years in the making.
Review: I loved the twist in this book, it was so well written and so much fun to read.
I love that in this book the story focuses on Belle’s mother being an enchantress, the story of her and Maurice meeting and falling in love. It was all so beautiful and it was nice reading if all the magic and the different characters in the story.
I also really loved the twist of Belle and Beast working together to solve the curse put on him and how naturally their relationship really developed. The beast had so much depth and story to him it was amazing.
I honestly loved this book it was wonderfully written, so much fun, so magical and so many aspects of it were different to the classic movie and I loved these changes. I could vision everything as it happened and it was amazing. I loved it.
About Author: After the sort of introverted childhood you would expect from a writer, Liz earned a degree in Egyptology at Brown University and then promptly spent the next ten years producing video games. Finally she caved into fate and wrote Snow and Rx under the name Tracy Lynn, followed by The Nine Lives of Chloe King series under her real name, because by then the assassins hunting her were all dead. She also has short stories in Geektastic and Who Done It and a new series of reimagined fairy tales coming out, starting with A Whole New World—a retelling of Aladdin.
She lives in Brooklyn with a husband, two children, a cat, a part-time dog, three fish and five coffee trees she insists will start producing beans any day. You can email her at email@example.com