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As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale av Liz…
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As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale (utgåvan 2016)

av Liz Braswell (Författare)

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What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? As Old as Time is the third book in the hit YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. 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 beautiful mother is none other than the 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.… (mer)
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Titel:As Old as Time: A Twisted Tale
Författare:Liz Braswell (Författare)
Info:Disney Press (2016), 496 pages
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The third Twisted Tale expands on the world and characters of Beauty and the Beast. As we follow Belle on her familiar journey, we also get to see the backstory of her parents unfold in a forgotten kingdom where creatures of magic, les charmantes, used to live in peace and safety. But when Belle ventures into the West Wing and finds the enchanted rose, the story diverges and she and the Beast must search for the truth about Belle’s mother and a new way to end the curse.

Along the way, Belle faces the complexities of people, including the Beast, and herself, and especially her mother. No one is immune to mistakes and errors in judgment, even while trying to do what we think is best for those we care about.

This book takes everything I have always loved about Beauty and the Beast and adds to it, giving more depth to the characters and the setting. Even after the story diverges from the classic tale, there are still a lot of parallels to the original that keep it familiar but with enough twists to make it unpredictable. My favourite of the series so far! ( )
  vvbooklady | May 4, 2021 |
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  lexrielle | Feb 9, 2021 |
I wasn't to fond of this book mainly because it was like I was reading the cartoon movie, just with added stories within it. I liked the idea of including the mom and having a story on her I just wish there was more about Rosalinda and Maurice. When I got closer to the ending of the book, that's when I was more intrigued with the story. I think this book had potential in creating a new twist to it but was missed by just a bit. ( )
  Britbooks | Aug 19, 2020 |
Wow. This was a great re-telling of "Beauty and the Beast". I loved the whole idea behind this book with the great enchantress from the stories being Belle's mother. And reading about magical people who were afraid since they were being persecuted by those who were "normal". The development of Belle and the Beast was great and I actually bought that Belle fell in love with him in this one. They were a great duo. Braswell changes things up a bit with the introduction of the magical people (les charmantes) so you find out that people from the Disney movie (the bookstore seller) are not what they first appear as. I also loved more of a backstory to Mrs. Potts in this one too. The ending surprised me and I thought it was well done. I went looking for the other "Twisted Tales" but they are retellings of Snow White, Mulan, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, etc. So you don't get to read these characters after the separate stand-alones. I may revisit this series when I get some breathing room later in the year.

The book starts with a man named Maurice who likes to invent things. He sees a beautiful woman named Rosalind who is one of the les charmantes that live in the village. Though the les charmantes and others have lived togeter in harmony, fighting starts after two boys (one a les charmanates) gets into a fight over a girl and kills the other. The kingdom starts to persecute the les charmantes and many go missing. Rosalind and Maurice though marry and have a daughter named Belle. The story switches back and forth between Rosalind and then Belle. Belle we already know, but in this one she's even more head strong then the Disney counterpart. She's also horrified and a little flattered that Gaston wants to marry her. She wants adventure and to see the world though. When her father goes missing she then comes across the Beast.

Braswell does a great job with showing us the two women until Rosalind disappears from the story. We find out later on what happens to her. When Belle realizes what has happened and what her own mother did (seriously who curses a 11 year old boy) she wants to do what she can to help the Beast and the enchanted servants. I also liked Rosalind though I agree with everyone else, what she ends up doing is kind of a jerk move. We get why she did it, but you realize she was not as she could have been. We get into a bit of the les charmantes that want to leave the kingdom and go somewhere safer and others who just want to be "normal."

The writing and flow was good I think. This is a familiar story to so many people so we get different set up scenes. For example, we don't get a be our guest scene, but we do get a here's some food and wine and no we are not talking to you about anything. We get the scene with Belle and the rose, but it goes totally different.

The setting of this kingdom is still in France. But a France that is focused on driving out the different and to keep things "pure."

The ending leaves things on a totally different note than the Disney movie and I wonder how much better the movie would have been if it changed things to what Braswell did. I think a lot more people would have been happy. Not all of us thought the Prince was sexy. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
Though it was very easy to get into because I already knew most of the characters the first part of the story was slightly confusing because there were a lot of undefined character and time changes between chapters. I had to fight to figure out who's perspective the story was coming from and what time In the past or present each chapter was taking place. Once part 2 began it was much easier to follow and I got entranced. Though I've heard the story of beauty and the beast many times I have never heard it in that way before. It was a very interesting twist and I enjoyed it alot. I will definitely be reading the next books but the author. ( )
  DJLunchlady91404 | Dec 17, 2018 |
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I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.

Whatever I see I swallow immediately,

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I am not cruel, only truthful‚

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What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? As Old as Time is the third book in the hit YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. 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 beautiful mother is none other than the 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.

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