Oh My Fairytales: Reflection by Elizabeth Lim

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Here is another Oh My Fairytales post and this one is on Reflection by Elizabeth Lim. This is the fourth book in the A Twisted Tale series. In Reflection, we follow the story of Mulan where the twist is “What if Mulan had to travel to the underworld?” I have to say that this has been my favorite in the twisted tales series. Before I get too ahead of my self I will explain more about this book.

In Reflection, we jump right into the scene where they are fighting the Huns on the mountain. In this battle, Shang is injured badly and this is how Mulan still disguised as Ping has to travel to the underworld to save him from death. I loved how Lim created a new story but still made it feel like the story that we already know from the Disney movie. Even though this book is very different from the movie it was so cool how Lim included lines from the movie. For example, she would take a line from early in the movie and add that line to the story she created. It was honestly so fun to find all the lines that were in the movie in this book. Continue reading “Oh My Fairytales: Reflection by Elizabeth Lim”

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Oh My Fairytales: As Old as Time by Liz Braswell

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This post is going to be on my thoughts of As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell. The A Twisted Tale series takes the Disney movies that we love and adds a twist to it to make it different. In this book it Liz Braswell retells the story of Beauty and the Beast and asks the question ” What if Belle’s mother cursed the Beast?”.  I have been wanting to read this book ever since it came out in 2016! Finally, I got my hands on a copy and I will tell you what I thought about this new tale as old as time.

I will start off by saying that Beauty and the Beast (1991) is my favorite movie. Not my favorite Disney movie, not my favorite animated film but my favorite movie period. I have read a few Beauty and the Beast retellings and I have not found one that I have absolutely loved. I think I have such high standards that I haven’t found a Beauty and the Beast retelling that just blew me away. That being said As Old as time came pretty close to it but it ended up not being what I hoped it would be.  Continue reading “Oh My Fairytales: As Old as Time by Liz Braswell”

Disney Press Books I Want to Read 

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This post is going to be on books published by Disney Press that I would like to read at some point. I am a big Disney fan so getting to read books based off of the movies I grew up with it is fun. Especially when I get to see a different side of the story I already know. So, keep on reading if you want to know what those books are.

1) Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly


GoodReads Rating: 3.93

Movie: Beauty and the Beast

About: Belle gets pulled into the pages of the book Nevermore. Continue reading “Disney Press Books I Want to Read “

Oh my Fairytales: Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell – Review

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    Welcome to another post in my Oh My Fairytales series! This post is on the book Ounce Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell. This is the second book in the A Twisted Tale series where Braswell takes a Disney movie and twists the stories by changing one important factor. In Once Upon a Dream Braswell twists the story of Sleeping Beauty, the twist is “what if the sleeping beauty never woke up?”. The first book in the series is A Whole New World which I have a review of so you can check that out! Now let’s get into the review. Continue reading “Oh my Fairytales: Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell – Review”

Oh My Fairytales 2: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

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Now I know I haven’t done an Oh My Fairytales post in a  looooooong time. Thankfully the wait is over since I have read a The Snow Queen. So here is the deal a few weeks ago Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige was released. Stealing Snow is a Snow Queen retelling so I had to read the original fairy tale before starting Stealing Snow. I wanted to be able to pick out the similarities and differences while reading Stealing Snow. Here are my thoughts… Continue reading “Oh My Fairytales 2: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen”

Oh My Fairy Tales 1: A Whole New World by: Liz Braswell

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Welcome to Oh My Fairy Tales where I review the original stories that Disney movies were inspired by and Disney movie related books. Today’s review is on A Whole New World by Liz Braswell part of the A Twisted Tale series. The first part of this review will be spoiler free then I will go into some of my spoiler thoughts. I will mark when that change will happen so do not worry! Now on to the review.

Continue reading “Oh My Fairy Tales 1: A Whole New World by: Liz Braswell”