I am so excited for this new series by Author Liz Braswell and can’t wait for A WHOLE NEW WORLD to be released next week. I love the idea of twisted fairy tales and am thrilled that the author is twisting classic Disney stories.
Though I have a confession to make… I haven’t actually seen Disney’s Aladdin. So Liz Braswell’s twisted version has been my first introduction to these particular characters, even though I am quite familiar with the story itself.
And I love it. It’s fantastic. And exciting. And I have a feeling I’ll love it way more than the original, which I definitely plan on seeing someday soon.
For my tour stop today I have a super fun guest post by the author in which she shares 10 reasons why a Disney Fairy Tale should be twisted. And I wholeheartedly agree with #10!
There is also a giveaway for a few copies of the book. So be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win.
And if you’d like to check out the other stops on tour for more guest posts, a few interviews, excerpts and reviews, the schedule – with direct links to each of the stops – is included at the bottom of the post.
About A WHOLE NEW WORLD
Title & Series: A WHOLE NEW WORLD (A Twisted Tale #1)
Author: Liz Braswell
Release date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Disney Press
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook
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.
The Guest Post
10 Reasons Why to Twist a Classic Disney Tale
by Liz Braswell
It was either that or watch the primary debates.
I’ve been doing it in my head anyway since I was a little girl. Might as well get paid for it.
I need the money for my flat white and/or cortado addiction problem.
I can now deduct trips to Disneyland as legitimate business expenses.
My kids think it’s the coolest thing ever. And so do their friends.
Actually, a lot of my friends think it’s the coolest thing ever too.
You know what, now that I think about it, I think it’s the coolest thing ever. Playing around with Disney canon? How f’ing cool is that?
Disney, and Star Wars, etc., are part of the modern collective unconsciousness; they are also now part of our oral tradition and culture. Any time a child makes a stuffed animal act out the part of Elsa he or she is taking the story and making it his or her own. I want to be a part of that.
I mean, creating that. Not acting out things with stuffed animals. I mean, I do that too, but I don’t usually get paid for it.
Because I don’t want the stories to end. I want my princesses to grow and have more great adventures and put off the happily ever afters and final credits for just a little while longer.
About Liz Braswell
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 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 or tweet @LizBraswell.
There is a tour-wide giveaway for…
- FIVE (5) winners will receive a finished copy of A WHOLE NEW WORLD – US only
Enter in the Rafflecopter below…
The Tour Schedule
- Aug. 24th | Adventures of a Book Junkie – Interview
- Aug. 25th | Book Briefs – Excerpt
- Aug. 26th | Fiktshun – Guest Post
- Aug. 27th | Addicted Readers – Excerpt
- Aug. 28th | Me, My Shelf and I – Interview
- Aug. 31st | Bumbles and Fairy-Tales – Review
- Sept. 1st | Nerdophiles – Guest Post
- Sept. 2nd | Pandora’s Books – Review
- Sept. 3rd | Novel Novice – Interview
- Sept. 4th | A Backwards Story – Review