As Old as Time (Twisted Tale Series #3)

As Old as Time (Twisted Tale Series #3)

by Liz Braswell


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484707289
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: Twisted Tale Series , #3
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 61,671
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

After the sort of introverted childhood you would expect from a writer, Liz Braswell earned a degree in Egyptology at Brown University and then promptly spent the next ten years producing video games. Finally she caved into fate and wrote Snow and Rx under the name Tracy Lynn, followed by The Nine Lives of Chloe King series under her real name, because by then the assassins hunting her were all dead. She also wrote A Whole New World, a twist on Aladdin, and Once Upon a Dream, a twist on Sleeping Beauty for the A Twisted Tale series. She lives in Brooklyn with a husband, two children, a cat, a part-time dog, three fish and five coffee trees she insists will start producing beans any day. You can email her at or tweet @LizBraswell.

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As Old as Time (Twisted Tale Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
MissKelbe More than 1 year ago
AS OLD AS TIME, was such a thrill for me. What an amazing retelling of Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST. Some parts of the book played in my head from the animated movie. The parts added on by Liz Braswell were funny, moving, creative & romantic. If you are a fan of this fairy tale like me, YOU’VE GOT TO READ THIS BOOK. Thank you Liz Braswell. I hope you’ll write more Disney retellings.
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
A retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It starts like the Disney movie but the ending is different. I liked it--a lot! The main characters are there but there are additional characters who flesh out the story and add dimensions that were not there before. The back story is told more and the characters learn through their flaws and errors. Thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to more in the series. One for the keeper shelf.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very quick read. I am a huge Beauty and the Beast fan so I loved the twist.
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Julie0515 More than 1 year ago
I am a huge Beauty and the Beast fan. Have been since it first came out in 1992. So, that being said this book is amazing. I could not put it down. It opens a whole new world up in my opinion of what could have taken place. It gives a fan a whole new out look on their favorite story.
RaeyaLaw More than 1 year ago
When I saw this book, displayed on a table in the middle of two aisles, I was, at first, intrigued, but then I read the jacket and was enthralled. Over the past two years, I've spent my time as a full time student, full time accounting clerk, and full time wife (and the fun stuff that comes with that--like keeping house and pet care, etc.)... The point is, I've put my usual passions on hold, one of which is reading. Now that I'm graduated, realize I'm able to travel again to new worlds and make new friends in storylines both unfamiliar and known. With that said, I purchased this book a week before my last class sedation and I have been itching to pick this up, but as a rule I try not to read while studying, because I'd get distracted. Once class was over, I dived into this beautiful, wonderfully twisty, and sometimes eerie retelling of a favorite, cherished story. There were so many questions answered and I had to share these findings with my husband. I was so impressed and completely captivated from start to finish. The child in me demanded more pages than what was written to further the story until it was clear what the ending was, but it's left open for the reader to direct and deduce the conclusion desired. Overall, this was an enchanting book and I highly recommend to everyone; however, I definitely don't think this is for kids. 16+ perhaps.
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18876111 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book that I have read from "The Twisted Tales," the first book I read was A Whole New World. I definitely enjoyed this book better. This one was less of a novelization of the movie and more of an actual retelling. This book was twisted and dark. There were definitely some creepy moments, and times when I was really shocked by the twists. I really enjoyed reading this retelling and can't wait to read more Beauty and the Beast retellings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The concept is interesting, and I liked how Liz Braswell wrote about Maurice's earlier life and how he met Belle's mother. Though I feel as if the book was a lot longer than it should've been. The story takes a really dark and messed-up turn near the end and it was then that I was thinking, Oh, no wonder this isn't really considered a book for children. The only thing I loved and enjoyed about this book was the interactions between Belle and Beast, especially after he saves her from the wolves. You see their friendship and romantic feelings develop at a good pace and it's so sweet and adorable. Pretty much the only thing that made this book worthwhile for me. Other than that, this book is more like something I would find on a fanfiction website. 3.5/5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story in my opinion was the most relevant and the most beautiful depiction of the classical story. Although based off the Disney version it was still a masterpiece in my eyes.