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Long Winded and Hard To Follow
Reviewed in the United States on February 6, 2020
I love the Twisted Tales Series, do not get me wrong. However, I find with Braswell as an author the books she writes for this series are really hit or miss for people to enjoy. She has written five of the Twisted Tales (A Whole New World, Once Upon A Dream, As Old As Time, Part of Your World, Straight on Till Morning) and a sixth coming this fall (Unbirthday). Out of the first four outings, only one I really enjoyed (As Old As Time), two I sort of enjoyed (Part Of Your World, Once Upon a Dream) and one I just could not get through (A Whole New World). Sadly, Straight on Till Morning falls into the same category as A Whole New World. I tried to get into it, but when I got to the point where Wendy had gotten on the ship, I lost interest fast. Suffice it to say the story takes a turn off into a more adult point of view that may be difficult for fans of the original film to enjoy. There is an attempted rape in the first fifty pages or so.
I would recommend that if you are looking for the best book in the Twisted Tales series, I would recommend Reflection by Elizabeth Lim. For me it is the best book in the whole series and does a good job investing in Chinese mythology and combining the film with the movies seamlessly.