Friday Meme’s: A Whole New World

August 14, 2015 Misc. 30

BMR,Friday's MemeSince there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.

featurefollowFeature and Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

If you could have an endless supply of food what would it be? – Suggested byNot Tonight, I’m Reading

Well, I will just have to go with the first thing that came to my mind when I read this and that would be Chocolate! Just thinking of Chocolate is making me want some Chocolate…lol. ๐Ÿ™‚ If not that made Chinese Food as there are lots of different types so I wouldn’t get sick of just on food item. ๐Ÿ™‚

book beginnings memeBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.

A Whole New World

Welcome to a new YA series that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. Each book asks the question: What if one key moment from a familiar Disney film was changed? This dark and daring version of Aladdin twists the original story with the question: What if Jafar was the first one to summon the Genie?

When Jafar steals the Genieโ€™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.

So this poor book is not doing well in reviews but I think it’s because people are not properly reading and understanding the blurb above. They are not finishing the book because it is exactly like the movie Aladdin pretty much word for word..well it says in the blurb it’s a reimagined classic Disney story and they take ONE key moment from the FAMILIAR Disney FILM and change it. So I don’t think anyone has made it past the first 25% for the change..lol. Because once Jafar gets the Genie it’s not the same exact story. ย Maybe it’s a poorly executed attempt by Disney to make more money off of their already loved movies, but so far I have found it to be okay. It’s just not riveting.

A HIGH WHITE MOON cast it’s light on the city below as brightly as the sun was said to shine in northern countries.
Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday ย Teaser but ย you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) toย get your teaser.

“This is all because of my father, in some ways. Isn’t it?” she finally said. “If he hadn’t… brought Agrabah to the place where it is now, with a huge population of incredibly poor people, and an even huger disparity between them and the wealthy nobles like us, there wouldn’t have been an opening for someone like Jafar.” No one would have supported him if the sultan had…done the right by his people.” Aladdin really, really wanted to tell her it wasn’t true. But he couldn’t.

This is taken from the eARC at 56% and so it could change in the finished book.

Now I have only made it to 40% so not sure what is going on here but I am sure it’s some of Jafars evil. Right at about 25% he made himself sultan and did something horrible to the old sultan and has made himself the most powerful Sorcerer and is making Jasmine marry him. Aladdin is wanting to try and figure out a way to get Jasmine out. The poor Genie looks so sad. So it’s like the end of the book in now in the middle of the book..see Twisted. LOL

book blogger hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. ย Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.

Are you ever without a book?

Nope, even as a teenager I use to tote a book around with me everywhere I went. The kindle has made this easier to do and I don’t crease my books as much now cause I don’t have to put an actual book in my purse. ๐Ÿ™‚ I still occasionally care a print book but it’s just easier with an ereader. ๐Ÿ™‚

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30 Responses to “Friday Meme’s: A Whole New World”

    • Stormi

      I think not knowing the movie well is a good thing when it comes to this book…lol. Everyone is not liking it because it follows the movie to closely for the first part.

    • Stormi

      This book is not even out yet, so it’s a new series. I am kind of curious about which movie they will try and mess up next. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    This book does sound interesting but I can see why the first bit would be tough if you’re really familiar with the movie. I’m not 100% sure I’ve ever seen the whole movie through so I might enjoy that part a little more. I’m definitely curious about this one but I’ll wait until I see your review!
    If I’m going to be away from home for any length of time I usually have a book with me but not if I’m just running a few quick errands.

    Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library recently posted: Friday Linkups: Three Act Tragedy
    • Stormi

      So far it’s okay, once the twist happens it’s a bit different from the movie. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Stormi

      Hey, can’t help it I lurve my chocolate. ๐Ÿ™‚ Not so keen on sushi though…lol.

      Have a great weekend!

  2. Literary Feline

    I think my answer would have to be chocolate too if I could have an endless supply of any particular food. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The whole idea behind A Whole New World sounds interesting. I can see why people would be turned off by the start if it’s pretty much the same, word for word, as you said of the Disney version. I think I’d find that a bit boring. I love re-tellings–Malificent (movie) was so well done and Wicked (book)–both were very original from start to finish even despite being retellings. I suppose though if the twist was good enough in A Whole New World, I might find it worth reading.

    I don’t have to carry a big purse if I don’t want to anymore because my e-reader is smaller than some of the print books I used to carry. I remember book carrying size was an important quality I considered when I used to buy purses. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Here’s my response to the Book Blogger Hop question of the week: http://www.literaryfeline.com/2015/08/beyond-books-my-favorite-game-lost.html

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