• By Jacquelyn White
  • Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2019

YA Twisted Tales

The telling and sharing of fairy tales is nothing new, but in these twisted tales the story you thought you knew won’t be found here.

"A whole new world" by Liz Braswell

In an alternate take on the Disney film, Jafar, not Aladdin finds the lamp and uses it to attain power while a poor Aladdin and displaced Jasmine must unite the common people in rebellion against the evil usurper.

"Once upon a dream" by Liz Braswell

In an alternate take on the classic fairy tale, the prince falls asleep and Aurora must escape the magical world created in her own dreams.

"As old as time" by Liz Braswell

"What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? When Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle's mind--memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making"--.

"Part of your world" by Liz Braswell

In a reimagining of what would have happened if Ariel had never defeated Ursula, 5 years have elapsed and Ariel is now the voiceless queen of Atlantica while Ursula runs Prince Eric's kingdom on land, but when Ariel discovers that her father, King Triton, might still be alive, she finds herself returning to a world--and a prince--she never imagined she would see again.

"Reflection" by Elizabeth Lim

When Shang is grievously harmed by a blow meant for her, Mulan, still disguised as Ping, travels to the Underworld with Shang's lion guardian to bring him back.