However, it is incredibly rare that I am on the side of liking something that everyone else seems to hate. I loved the overarching concept and aim but the execution of the writing of the story and the dynamic between the characters felt either forced or lacking for the promise of the potential story. This story is about Jafar who steals a genie lamp. At least there was a little bit of excitement with him because he's so evil. Instead, it's more of a fan fiction that recreates the Disney film for the first approx.
Genie: Uh, kids, spoiler warning much? Aladdin: Iago, calm down - 2 stars is not the end of the world, it just means that it wasn't. But she didn't and that's ok with me. The other familiar characters were all there and there were new characters who I really enjoyed. If I wanted to read fanfiction, I head on over to some fanfic site. When there were some, they were mostly featuring Aladdi What if it were Jafar who summoned the genie? Because overall, it just all worked for me and I really liked it. What if it were Jafar who summoned the genie? The citizens of Agrabah live in fear of Jafar's final wish. I think it's generosity at this point, and the fact that I was mostly entertained while reading.
Eventually I auditioned for the role at Disney's California Adventure and made final cuts two years in a row but wasn't cast either time, and quit auditioning. I know he kinda does the same in the movie, but I kind of expected more from this book, that it would at least try to give us a more meaningful and fulfilling romance. It was way too colorless and lacked some kind of depth. It was action packed so you go through it pretty fast, but in all honesty you'll forget it even faster. This, true to its design, had a true Disney feel to it. The last time I watched the original movie was about a year ago - it brings back fond memories. The single version was later included on Belle's studio album 1993 and on Bryson's studio album Through the Fire 1994.
And it never fails to remind us that Jafar is evil, yo. After read: This just proves that something is wrong with me. This book just grated on me. And even if you haven't watched the movie. Even then, let us do say that it was never intended to show a more complex side of Jafar. I liked that it gave it the feeling of 'hey, I know this story' to then be contrasted with the 'whole new world' not even sorry once the 'sliding doors' type moment occurs and takes the rest of the story in a different direction.
There were also more than a handful of new roles in this story: friends and enemies as well as some characters meant for a cameo appearance, but I think that, the more characters a story possesses, the slower the pacing should be. What I can say is that, in the chapters I read, the characters are flatter than the animated characters on my tv. As some people have already pointed out this book felt like copyright and fanfiction, which just isn't my thing. Haven't watched the Disney movie? I'm going to spend my time on better stuff than this. Like seriously, we don't even really get to know Jafar's story, or why he wished the things he wished, or why he was the way he was. Most of the other reviews seem to feel like this about the book: which is fair enough.
I grew accustomed to this style of penmanship and liked how authentic to the Disney movie this still remained, despite the clear narrative differences, but am not sure if it was wholly to my tastes. What if he became the new sultan, was granted a great power no one else could surpass and took complete control of the city of Agrabah? There's absolutely no excuse for it now. Or even if you have not seen the movie - just watch the movie, you don't need to read this book. I may read the next book in the series, especially the books are companion novels. You know, when I requested for this book, I did it because I was really, really expecting a Disney movie retelling wait, is that even allowed? This is supposed to be a fantasy novel, with magic and sultans and sorcerers and genies. There were some awesome ideas here and potential aims for the characters and conflict, but the delivery. But do you know what it is? I would love if the whole thing was told from his point of view.
The characters were never really rounded out into believable people. It went and sold 600,000 copies domestically. I was ready to love it. My actual rating is 3. Using it you can search the videos also and can play them too before downloading.
She tells him that she is running away from home, because her father is going to force her to marry someone. The progression of Jafar and how he ruled was interesting. Even if you love fantasy like me. A Street Rat becomes a leader. I didn't like A Whole New World at all. This book isn't necessary at all, if you've watched the movie. Then go watch that instead.
Because you don't need to sell me that shit. Where the fuck was Iago?? The conversations between them didn't feel natural and I felt myself not wanting to read about them at all. I think what bugged most people was that for t After read: This just proves that something is wrong with me. The thing I disliked the most was the writing. I found IotL to be very juvenile, and while this book is obviously more middle-grade, it's more poetic and entertaining than it. I think he was in like one scene. So, don't things get better after that? With more pages and more room for development, I want to see a better, slower, more thought out romance.