Well, this got dark at the end. As Old As Time by Liz Braswell I wasn’t quite expecting it to be that dark. There are bits of torture mentioned, but it is not enough for me to put down and I couldn’t finish it. This is the second book that I read in the Twisted Tales series (Read Review Here: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell) and this did not disappoint in the twisted aspect of it.
As with the Twisted Tale series, it follows closely to the original Disney movie storyline. As Old As Time personally I feel that it was executed better in the regards of breaking up the monotony unlike A Whole New World did. Even though it follows the storyline to the tee, this has a backstory of Belle’s mother which adds a layer of dimension to the Beauty and the Beast retelling.
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You get to see why the castle became cursed in the first place. Which I thought was a backstory that made this story fascinating. The discrimination of magical creatures of that land and the result of it. More backstory of the servants who get turned into household items such as Ms. Potts.
Belle to me in this story came across a little haughty and you do see her learn not to judge a book by its cover. Also, I love the beast in this because you see him more in detail as being a beast. Meaning, not used to using claws like a human, beastly rage and actually needing to hunt for food. You see him discover himself and that his cushy life as a prince isn’t what it always seems.
The ending did not go the way I expected it to go, which is a good thing. It made As Old as Time so much better in my opinion. Even though the ending was a bit much for me, this was entertaining and good.
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