A Disappointing New World: Why a Disney Classic Should Have Been Left the Hell Alone

Book Review:

A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale, by Liz Braswell

By Jen P

You all know I love a good book. You also know I love me some Disney. So, when I noticed a sudden influx of Disney retellings in the YA section of my local bookstore, my interest was piqued, to say the least.

Would my favorite characters face new, exciting challenges? Would I get a closer look at the romantic relationships? Would stories cross, and distant characters meet each other somehow, like in Once Upon a Time?! Would all my childhood fantasies come to fruition in my favorite medium?!?! I hyperventilated with the anticipation!

But on the other hand, I was hesitant to try the new Disney offerings. With good reason, too: they had a lot to live up to. Continue reading

Book Review: STARFLIGHT

By Jen P

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Starflight, by Melissa Landers, sat in my to-read pile for a long time. (You may remember, Landers burned me with her hints of sex but no delivery in Alienated and Invaded.) Starflight is the first in her new space travel series about a girl on the run from a past that’s literally tattooed on her knuckles, and the blue-collar jerk who hires her as a servant, not knowing his big-money lifestyle is about to take a turn for the broke. Continue reading