Title: A Whole New Wold
Author: Liz Braswell
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
Genre: YA Fairy Tale Retelling
Publisher: Disney Book Group
Publication Date: September 1,2015
Hardcover: 384 pages
Stand Alone or Series: First in a companion series which retells classic Disney fairy tales
How did I get this book: ARC from Netgalley
Why did I read this book: I will pick up ANY fairy tale retelling! I love them!! So when I heard Disney was rewriting their versions of classic fairy tales with one big twist I was sold!
This Disney so of course there was a bit of instalove between Jasmin and Aladdin but I think it was done much better than the movie it moved a bit slower but not much and the darker tone of the book added more depth to the relationship! Speaking of darker tone this book had a bunch of it I can't go to into detail because of spoilers but the characters deal with dark magic, death, and war in my opinion that made the story so much better! This was definitely young adult but it was much more mature than the Disney movie version.
Jasmin was such an awesome character because Jafar summons the genie and not Aladdin she takes center stage during most of the book and really steps up and becomes the leader Agrabah needs her to be.In the very beginning we get back story on Aladdins childhood and we find out how he became a street rat which I really enjoyed, we also get to see a lot about the other street rats in Agrabah and they move the story along nicely and add so much to the plot!!