Everyone who knows and loves Disney movies shudders at the thought of how they could have turned out. What if Jafar had won the lamp instead of Aladdin? In this tale, Liz Braswell works her magic and puts a new twist on a story we know so well. Jafar uses the lamp to turn Agrabah on its head with ghoul patrols and dark magic. It’s now up to Jasmine, Aladdin, and their street rat friends to right the wrongs and keep the peace. Who will win in an old story told a new way and at what cost!?
- Clare— From Clare's Recs
The 1st installment in the New York Times best-selling A TWISTED TALE series asks: What if Aladdin had never found the lamp?
When Jafar steals the Genie’s lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war.
What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.
For more twisted adventures, try the other books in the A TWISTED TALE series:
- Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell
- As Old As Time by Liz Braswell
- Reflection by Elizabeth Lim
- Part of Your World by Liz Braswell
- Mirror, Mirror by Jen Calonita
- Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita
- Straight On Till Morning by Liz Braswell
- So This is Love by Elizabeth Lim
- Unbirthday by Liz Braswell
- Go the Distance by Jen Calonita
- What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell
About the Author
After the sort of introverted childhood you would expect from a writer, Liz earned a degree in Egyptology at Brown University and then promptly spent the next ten years producing video games. Finally she caved into fate and wrote Snow and Rx under the name Tracy Lynn, followed by The Nine Lives of Chloe King series under her real name, because by then the assassins hunting her were all dead. She lives in Brooklyn with a husband, two children, a cat, a part-time dog, three fish and five coffee trees she insists will start producing beans any day.
"A magic carpet ride of a book! A fun and unpredictable retelling of the classic Aladdin story, a must-read for all of us Disney fans!”—Melissa de la Cruz