A Whole New World – A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell
Published by Parragon Book Service
This is a modified tale of Aladdin, Abu, Jasmine, Rajah, Jafar, a magical lamp and of course the Genie who has been trapped in the magical lamp. There are not forty thieves, but there are street children in large numbers who steal to survive a life of abject poverty.
As the story goes, Aladdin has been tricked, by the evil Jafar, into finding a magical lamp from a hidden cave. He is given strict instructions upon entering the cave, not to touch anything, just the lamp and bring it back to the entrance.
Just as Aladdin and his pet monkey Abu find the lamp, Abu touches an enormous ruby and suddenly the cave starts collapsing in around them. With the assistance of a magic carpet, Aladdin and Abu make it to the entrance with the lamp, only to have it snatched from their hands by Jafar as the mouth of the cave collapses, trapping them inside.
Are Aladdin and Abu able to dig their way out of the cave or are they buried alive in this twisted tale? Do Aladdin and Jasmine find each other, fall in love and eventually marry? Does the Genie of the lamp still perform magic? Is the Genie still able to grant three magical wishes for the new owner of the lamp? Will Jafar rule the kingdom or will someone stop him? What role does Rajah, Jasmine’s pet tiger, play in this modified story?
Read this adrenaline-charged, altered tale for the answers to all these questions and more.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Liz Braswell
Title: A Whole New World – A Twisted Tale
Publisher: Parragon Book Service
Published: April 2016