The Cresswell Plot β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

26222109It’s dark, it’s creepy, it’s coming out today… and I just don’t know how I feel about The Cresswell Plot.

A Thousand Nights β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

athousandnights_cvrIt’s dense, it’s slow, it’s beautiful, and well thought out. Language alone makes me think it’s not Young Adult. That’s not to say that YA Books can’t be beautifully written, but the writing inΒ A Thousand Nights does not capture the YA voice.

A Whole New World β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

cover63942-mediumI was admittedly intrigued by a dark Disney tale. A Whole New World is the reimagined story of Aladdin from Liz Braswell, as part of Disney’s new Twisted Tales. Each book answers a big question: What is one key moment from the story was changed? In this edition of Aladdin, Jafar gets the lamp as soon as Aladdin exits the Cave of Wonders, leaving Aladdin in the cave without a magical way out.

Jafar still has the same wishes: become sultan, be all powerful sorcerer. At first, Jafar seems like a great alternative, the Street Rats are well fed, gold rains from the sky, but then Jafar’s insantiy comes out and Agrabah lives in fear.

My opinion? Great idea–poor execution.

A Whole New World β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†

cover63942-medium

I was admittedly intrigued by a dark Disney tale. A Whole New World is the reimagined story of Aladdin from Liz Braswell, as part of Disney’s new Twisted Tales. Each book answers a big question: What is one key moment from the story was changed? In this edition of Aladdin, Jafar gets the lamp as soon as Aladdin exits the Cave of Wonders, leaving Aladdin in the cave without a magical way out.

Jafar still has the same wishes: become sultan, be all powerful sorcerer. At first, Jafar seems like a great alternative, the Street Rats are well fed, gold rains from the sky, but then Jafar’s insantiy comes out and Agrabah lives in fear.

My opinion? Great idea–poor execution.