Author: Liz Braswell

Book Review: What Once Was Mine by Liz Braswell

Posted 08/01/2022 by Charli - 0 Comments -

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I absolutely LOVE Disney’s Twisted Tales. I just love how they take a beloved story and turn it around, giving it a new life. So when I saw What Once Was Mine on NetGalley, I knew I had to request it. I just wish it had met my expectations. What Once Was Mine Review This is the first time I haven’t particularly cared for one of the Twisted Tales books. I’ve loved every other book I’ve read from the series and I own about half of the series. But for some reason this one just didn’t give me the same happy feeling I had with the other ones. I am thinking that the reason for this is that What Once Was Mine has a different format to how the story is laid out. Instead of just starting […]

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Posted 04/24/2019 by Charli - 0 Comments -

I’ve read some pretty unflattering reviews of this book. All I can say is, I don’t think they were reading the same book I was. I’m not even kidding. Many of the things people complained about didn’t seem to even be a part of the book. Yes, the beginning of the book gives a recap of events at the beginning of Aladdin. It is not word-for-word as some have claimed and things were added to the story as well. When the story does branch away, which is well before most reviewers claimed it did, it immediately and completely changes. For the better, in my opinion. Honestly, if Aladdin had gone like A Whole New World, I think it would be one of my favorite movies, even more than it already is. The action scenes are awesome. The feeling of pity for Street Rats, hatred for Jafar, and heartbreak at certain […]

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

Posted 04/17/2019 by Charli - 0 Comments -

If you’re familiar with Sleeping Beauty, then you already know what Once Upon a Dream is going to be about. But trust me, this isn’t your Mom or Grandma’s Sleeping Beauty. Liz Braswell has woven a tale that asks what if it required more than just true love’s kiss to break the curse on Aurora? What if Maleficent had to be defeated before the curse could be broken? The world building in this story is top-notch. I didn’t even realize what was actually going on until a good way into the story. In fact, I didn’t figure out what was happening until just before Aurora figured it out. Fans of Sleeping Beauty who crave a stronger princess will love this book. While I didn’t enjoy Once Upon a Dream as much as I did As Old As Time, this book still gets a solid 4 stars for awesome character use […]

As Old As Time by Liz Braswell

Posted 04/14/2019 by Charli - 0 Comments -

Who doesn’t love the tale of Beauty & The Beast? Well, except for a few people who seem to be hell-bent on dragging Disney’s version of the classic tale through the mud, claiming Belle has Stockholm Syndrom (which is actually addressed in this book). But have you ever wondered who the Enchantress was? Why she was so worried about this particular prince? Well, As Old As Time might just give you the “canon” answers you want. As Old As Time explores the possibility of what would have happened had the Enchantress been Belle’s mother. I know, in the live action version of Beauty & The Beast, we are told that Belle’s mother died of Plague. But honestly, I like this idea much better. Liz Braswell has done an amazing job of bringing the characters to life – including the ones that she created such as Alaric, Frederic, and Rosalind. She’s […]