A Whole New World (Giveaway!)

How much do I love a twisted fairy tale? A LOT.

Disney is releasing retellings of three of my most beloved fairy tales: Aladdin (A Whole New World), Little Red Riding Hood (Once Upon a Time: Red’s Untold Tale), and Frozen (A Frozen Heart). Today I’ve got the down-low on A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (in stores now), plus an opportunity to win a copy of the book and some fantastic extras!

What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney’s Aladdin. 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.

Such a cool concept, right?!

Interested in checking out A Whole New World?
Enter to win a hardcover and lots of cool extras…

Details –> One winner will receive: a copy of A Whole New World, plus a FAIRY TALE 2.0 tank, notepad, cosmetic pouch, and pillow. Giveaway will run through Friday, September 25th. The winner will be announced Monday, September 28th. Open to those in the U.S. only — apologies, international readers!


  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite character from the Aladdin movie OR about a fairy tale you’d like to see given a twisted reimagining.
  2. For an additional entry, tweet about the giveaway, including my Twitter handle (@KatyUpperman) and the hashtag #FairyTale2pt0.

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Fine print: Disney-Hyperion provided me with a copy of A Whole New World, and will also provide the giveaway prizes. 🙂


10 responses to “A Whole New World (Giveaway!)

  1. Michelle Roberts

    Aladdin is one of my top 5 favorite Disney movies! Jasmine is probably my favorite, but it’s sooo hard to decide. Can’t wait to read this book.

  2. Mischelle Andrade

    My favorite character is definitely the genie!! But I would love to see my favorite Disney story Beauty and the Beast redone.

  3. Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies. Just one character is hard to pick so I’d say Jasmine, Genie and you can’t forget carpet or Abu! There would be no movie without the carpet or Abu. 🙂

  4. My favorite character is Apu. or Genie. Or Carpet. Or everyone, because I have a deep and unabiding love for the movie Aladdin. I’d love to see a remake of Sleeping Beauty, mostly because I love Prince Phillip and I love all opportunities to hang out with him. Plus, I think Aurora could be fleshed out a little bit to make her a stronger character!

  5. like the Genie

  6. This is such a cool concept. I think my favorite character must be Carpet. It’s been so long since I’ve watched it, I kinda forgot. And I think I’d kinda like to see Little Mermaid. Or Lion King.

  7. Oh, I love these fairy tale retellings and twists! I think my favorite character in Aladdin is the Genie, but I’d love to see a retelling on about anything. I’m really a sucker for these.

  8. Jasmine is my favorite from Aladdin! I’d love to see a retelling of Snow White.

  9. So fun, I LOVE Aladdin! My favorite character is probably Aladdin himself (partially because he’s voiced by DJ’s boyfriend Steve from Full House <3).

    Also, I'd love to see a twisted retelling of Rapunzel. CRESS (Lunar Chronicles) is one of my favorite retellings. I'd love to see a book shed a different light on Rapunzel…a new reason for her being locked in the tower, a twist on why her hair is so long, something unexpected about the witch who keeps her there…

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Katy! 😀

  10. I actually really like Jafar in the Once Upon a Time in Wonderland! I found him to be such an interesting character!