As Old as Time

As Old as Time

eBook - 2016
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What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? As Old as Time is the third book in a new 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 mother is none other than the beautiful 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: [United States] : Disney Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781484707494
1484707494
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Beauty and the beast. English

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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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