As Old as Time

As Old as Time

A Twisted Tale

Book - 2016 | First hardcover edition.
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Belle is a lot of things: smart, resourceful, restless. She longs to escape her poor provincial town for good. She wants to explore the world, despite her father's reluctance to leave their little cottage in case Belle's mother returns -- a mother she barely remembers. Belle also happens to be the captive of a terrifying, angry beast. And that is her primary concern. But when Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, intriguing images flood her mind -- images of the mother she believed she would never see again. Stranger still, she sees that her mother is a beautiful Enchantress who cursed the Beast, his castle, and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle must work with the Beast to unravel a dark mystery about their families that was twenty-one years in the making.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney Press, 2016.
Edition: First hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781484707289
1484707281
Branch Call Number: TEEN BRA
Characteristics: 484 pages.

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AL_KELSEY Aug 18, 2017

For a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, I think this one was very well done--it doesn't follow the Disney version exactly, which makes for a more riveting story. The connection of Belle's mother to the beast was definitely a hook of a twist!

AL_CATHERINE Jul 16, 2017

I almost gave up on this series because I found the first two books so disappointing but I'm glad I stuck with it. Beauty and the Beast has always been a favorite and Braswell finally delivered on her dark, fractured Disney premise. Playing up the asylum was genius and, without any spoilers, I loved how she ended the story!

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black_elk_34
Jul 11, 2017

I loved this book. This series has been one of my favorite series I have read so far. Such a brilliant idea. At first I was worried how much the twist would effect the story, I wanted it to be a lot, because we all know the story of the Beauty and the Beast, this new take on the story really highlights the personality of all the original charectors, and the new ones alike. Definently worth a read. The only thing I really disliked... the fact that it ended.

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blue_badger_1000
Apr 15, 2017

I really enjoyed this book, which puts a new spin on the traditional Disney Beauty and the Beast. It is more of an adventure and is a great read. This along with the other two "twisted tale" books, is fabulous.

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MonaLyssa33
Feb 28, 2017

I enjoyed this book, but had a hard time reading it with the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack playing in my head every time I read.

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rrgriffiths
Feb 04, 2017

This is definitely a decent twist on Beauty and the Beast. Some sections felt a bit like a script of the cartoon but the backstory and end were phenomenal. It also too special care to answer the questions that have been raised about the cartoon.

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tink05
Nov 09, 2016

For me this felt like Beauty & The Beast in every way just with more of a backstory then a twist (except at the end) still loved it!

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