Reflection (Twisted Tales, #4) by Elizabeth Lim

Reflection (Twisted Tales, #4)

What if Mulan had to travel to the Underworld?When Captain Shang is mortally wounded by Shan Yu in battle, Mulan must travel to the Underworld, Diyu, in order to save him from certain death. But King Yama, the ruler of Diyu, is not willing to give Shang up easily. With the help of Shang's great lion guardian ShiShi, Mulan must traverse Diyu to find Shang's spirit, face harrowing obstacles, and leave by sunrise--or become King Yama's prisoner fore...

Details Reflection (Twisted Tales, #4)

TitleReflection (Twisted Tales, #4)
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherDisney Press
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Retellings

Reviews Reflection (Twisted Tales, #4)

  • Bright Star
    "It doesn't matter if I'm pretending to be Ping or if I'm Mulan. As long as I am true to myself, then my reflection will show who I really am."Oh guys, you can't even imagine all the feels I'm having right now! Mulan is my fave Disney movie of all time and reading this retelling was an explosion of them, over and over again! I looved it! I loved how the author intertwined the events and quotes of the original story with the new one! It was such a...
  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Reflection is a fun twist on Disney's Mulan, and fans of the movie will love this book.- Weaves Diyu ("Chinese hell") mythology into Disney's telling of Mulan; also really nice being able to recognise little snippets of the mythology!- Lim does a great job at capturing the characters from the movie (I couldn't help but read Mushu's dialogue in Eddie Murphy's voice!) as well as create some interesting new characters that complemented the story and...
  • Siobhan
    A Whole New World, the first book in the Twisted Tales series, instantly grabbed my attention. I devoured the story offering a new spin on the Aladdin tale, and I was more than willing to pick up the next book. Once Upon a Dream, the Sleeping Beauty retelling, failed to wain me over. I went in hoping for so much more than I was given, finishing the book feeling rather disappointed. As Old As Time, the Beauty and the Beast retelling, also disappoi...
  • Kayla
    I love me some Mulan, I just finished A Flame In The Mist's sequel and I am now in a mood for all things Mulan..
  • Jenn
    All right A Twisted Tale, I'll give you this one. It was pretty good.If you've seen my reviews for the first 3 books in this series, you probably know that I was not a fan. The only reason I decided to continue the series was that I noticed this one was written by a different author and all I can say is Thank you.Elizabeth Lim's twist on Mulan was a solid retelling. For those of us who have seen the movie, it starts off with the battle against th...
  • Noah | Dorky Bookworm
    In this Mulan Retelling, anything is possible. Mulan is as strong as ever. Mushu is as funny as ever. Mulan's quest and affliction on whether she should be pretending to be a man and honor her family is as good as ever. Basically this is a really good novel. Go read this retelling.
  • Katie Zhao
    Just devoured REFLECTION in one sitting and it's already one of my top 2018 reads. I love the story of Mulan soooo much ❤and getting to see the continuation of her story thru the Chinese Underworld w/ themes of duty, honor, friendship, & family was so incredible. Reading this book was like taking a momentary leap back in time into my childhood, but exploring it in a whole new way! And of course, I will ship Mulan + Shang forever and ever and I'...
  • Estee Hull
    Okay, this book was so much h better than the first three. I don't know why but it really was. I found myself not being able to put the book down, which happens a lot, but not to this extreme. I loved how the story center together to form this new story that could have easily been the movie. Elizabeth Lim put together a story that just from reading about it would not be promising, but I was proved wrong. Very wrong.
  • Luna
    This book follows the journey of Mulan as she travels to the underworld and tries to save her friend Shang from dying.This book picks up around the time the movie left off, and to me it seemed like the author used the movie as an excuse to not provide proficient background nor elaborate on the relationship with Mulan and Shang.The whole book is based on her trying to save her friend from dying, and because the book didn’t build up on their frie...
  • Shenwei
    a wild ride from start to finish. loved the incorporation of Chinese mythology, and the familiarity of some of the allusions really made it more enjoyable because I could guess certain things based on foreshadowing and then feel the triumph of being right😂😂😂this book does a combination of paying tribute to the movie and creating something original that explores Mulan's character in greater depth. as the title suggests, it's a journey of ...
  • MissBecka
    whoa, that was awesome!I do have to let you know that I haven't seen the Disney version of Mulan.I know, I know I'll get to it. Don't burn me at the stake.Since I have no former knowledge of the story other than she is a gal pretending to be a gent who has a mini dragon she travels with I think it made it better for me.The entire story was a surprise and very exciting!I am looking forward to watching the Disney version now so I can see what's dif...
  • Colleen's Conclusions
    I actually bought the hardback copy of Reflection to add it along to my fairy tales books collection. I liked the Beauty and the Beast retelling and the Aladdin retelling but those two books didn't compare to this one.I liked Elizabeth Lim's style. She gave us the story that we all knew and twisted it into a world that reminded me very much of Hercules, minus the characters from the Hercules movie. Mulan and Hercules were not my favorite Disney m...
  • Intisar Khanani
    A fun story, and overall an enjoyable read that asks the question: what if it was Shang who was wounded by Shan-Yu and not Mulan? What if Mulan then had to rescue Shang's spirit from the underworld? This read, published by Disney, clearly keeps every close to the movie in beginning, but when it departs, it departs. I enjoyed Mulan's journey, and her character development. I loved the vision of the underworld, and the new guardian creature we meet...
  • Shadowdenizen
    Perhaps the best entry in the series so far! This book started with bonus points for focusing on a film I love, that has been undeservedly overlooked and underestimated for far too long.Couple that with an interesting "twist" that expertly weaves Asian mythology into the Disney mythos, while remaining true to tge core of the characters?THIS is what the next books in the series should aspire to!
  • Carla A
    I never saw the Disney movie but thought this was fine. Nothing special lacks some nuance. Hard to identify the accuracy of the Chinese Buddhism depicted here. Which by the way is an actual religion - kind of depicted as mythology in the book which as an atheist was none the less a little off putting for me.
  • Esmay
    The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all. 4,5 StarsI am utterly obseesed with this book, it was soo good. I love the way in which Elizabeth Lim made her story, the plot was so intricately woven and beautiful. The way in which she shaped the characters and how she formed Diyu was amazing. I thinks he captured the true essence of both Mulan and Shang. What I did find sad is that Mushu was not part of her jour...
  • Alexandra
    A really good retelling with lots of action and funny moments through Chinese mythology! I loved this side of Mulan rediscovering herself!
  • Kristen Coffin
    "All of life is a dream walking, all of death is a going home."So I liked this one a lot more than the previous two Twisted Tale novels (Once Upon a Dream and As Old As Time). It's more on par with A Whole New World. I like this one because it's not so much as a twist (as in "what if Jafar found the lamp first?) but a more conclusive 'what if' situation. A different version of how Shang finds out Mulan is a female. I like this version because the...
  • Natalie
    I had high hopes for this one, because Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies of all time.This is the fourth book in the “twisted tales” series, and I have to say I like this one the most. I really enjoyed seeing the relationship between Mulan and Shang grow and develop. I also liked the relationship between Shang and his father. Mulan is still trying to figure out who she is, and I thought the book did a great job depicting her inner stru...
  • Jennie Damron
    I loved this book. The story was captivating and the writing good. The author stayed true to Mulans' story while giving it her own unique spin. My time reading this book was well spent and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves retellings of well known Tales.
  • Fifi
    THIS WAS FREAKING AMAZING why aren’t there more 5 star ratings?
  • Aida Vazquez
    I had a really different idea about what this book was going to be about. I started reading it because I love Mulan and to see a different side to her would have been very amazing. This book was not up to my expectations. Yes there were many obstacles and new enemies, but it was very short on the story behind it. Mulan wanted to save to Li Shang from death because she felt like it was her fault, he tried to save her and ended up getting hurt very...
  • Cassie Burris
    I swear I am not biased because this is Mulan. so, this is legit the best book of the series. The characters were well written and the inclusion of Chinese legend was great! Lim did such a great job referring to the source material, yet giving us new scenes to enjoy!
  • Alaina Meserole
    Review and BR comments to come
  • Erin Wolak
    I absolutely love fairy tale retellings. They've been done thousands and thousands of times and yet the minute a new one is released I just can't help myself, I have to read it. I was particularly excited about this one as Mulan is one of my and my husbands favorite Disney movies. While the story of true story of Mulan is extraordinarily dark and very brutal I knew this was going to be nowhere close to actuality. I did like that it took a little ...
  • Abby♡Books
    I like this twisted idea of her going to the underworld and learning some new folk tale story about what people in this world believe in about after life death marriage and everything . This was an asking twist I kept reading it till the end it was so good ^_^
  • Katrina
    *I received an ARC courtesy of Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*This is the fourth book in the Twisted Tales series and to be completely honest, I never read the other three books. I heard they were terrible and I just had no interest in reading them. However, when I found out that they were doing Mulan, I knew I had to read this. I went into this book terrified that my favorite Disney movie was going to be ruined but found myself falli...
  • Steph_d
    This was so awesome to read!!! I loved it so so so much!Reflection has been my favourite in the set so far. one of my favourite reads this year so far!!
  • Booklover311921
    This was amazing. I loved the spin on the classic Mulan story. It makes more sense now, how Shang could fall in love with Mulan, after everything they went through (not saying exactly what, no spoilers). Lim made it seem more natural than the movie that Disney made, although I do love the movie. Once again, five stars for a Twisted Tale.