Waiting on Wednesday – Week 150

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It’s to spotlight upcoming reads that I’m DYING to get my hands on!

This week’s WoW is:
A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

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 Genie’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.

September 1, 2015 ● Goodreads

I’m super excited for this one! Even though I do hate it when books take the Disney-fied version of the fairytale, story, legend, etc., Aladdin is one of my favourite childhood movies and I can’t wait to find out what happens. However, I am a little scared–most of the reviews already out don’t seem too favourable :/ Oh well, I’ll just have to see for myself!

What are you waiting on?


  1. I am really intrigued by this idea and am interested to see what people think of these re-imaginings....

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  2. This is the first time I've seen the cover for this one! It looks great and I'm excited to read it.


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