As Old as Time

As Old as Time

A Twisted Tale

Book - 2018
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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.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney Press, [2018].
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ISBN: 9781484707319
1484707311
Call Number: BRASWELL
Subjects: Incantations -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Blessing and cursing -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Fairy tales.
Fantasy fiction.

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Constitution11
Dec 31, 2017

I love this book!!!!! I am a total Disney fan, and this was one of the best Disney books I have ever read. It took the original, and just like all of the other Braswell books, put a twisted mind-set on it that literally had me rereading the same line over and over again. Totally recommended for anyone who is looking for a traditional fantasy book with a twist. 5 stars!!!!!

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TRICIA FLODQUIST
Dec 28, 2017

A lot of dialogue was taken straight from the movie. In the film, the enchanted objects had faces. In this book, they didn't. Why? How were they able to talk without mouths?

As in the film, Belle doesn't apologize for entering the West Wing. Shouldn't she take responsibility for disobeying orders not to go there?

I liked some of the bonding moments between Belle and the Beast. The ending didn't work for me though.

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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