Part of Your World by Liz Braswell

Part of Your World

What if Ariel had never defeated Ursula? Five years after the (twisted) events of the film, Ariel is now the queen of Atlantica, and Ursula is running Eric's kingdom on land. But when the sea witch threatens Atlantica once more, Ariel finds herself returning to a world (and a prince) she thought she'd left behind forever.

Details Part of Your World

TitlePart of Your World
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherDisney Press
GenreFantasy, Retellings, Young Adult, Fairy Tales

Reviews Part of Your World

  • Kat Royale
    This is the first of Disney's Twisted Tales I've read and I'll be seeking out the others as soon as I have the munz. Even if you skipped Liz Braswell's heartfelt introduction to the novel (it's really sweet, seriously read it) you can tell she's a serious fan of The Little Mermaid. She captures everyone's favorite redheaded mermaid to a tea and gives some much needed depth to the character of Prince Eric. Best of all, since this is an alternative...
  • Jenn
    I'm sorry to all the Little Mermaid fans who read this. This was absolutely dreadful. And honestly, it's my fault. I've pretty much hated everything Braswell has written for this series yet I keep coming back to see if maybe it gets better.It doesn't.So that's on me. And I'm pretty sure I'm done.Anyway, this work of Disney fanfiction takes place like 5 years after Vanessa aka Ursula marries Eric. Ariel is voiceless and ruling the merpeople while ...
  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    I received this ARC from a blogger friend in a fair trade. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review.Liz Braswell has done it again! She’s taken a favorite Disney movie of mine and gave it a nice good twist to see what could’ve happened had things gone wrong in The Little Mermaid. In Part of Your World, we learn how things would’ve been had Ursula won and Ariel lost everything. What’s so fun...
  • TJ
    I’m a huuuuuge Little Mermaid fan, so I HAD to read this one! It’s the first Twisted Tale book that sounded interesting to me, so it’s also the first I’ve read. It was definitely a slowly paced story, but it was a very quick read. There were three or four memorable scenes, and it was great to revisit the world and characters. That said, casual fans probably won’t be as into this one, and I wasn’t too keen on the writing style itself. ...
  • Gabi Eisenberg
    This was way better than I expected!! I thought it would be middle grade because of the plot, but it was definitely YA and I absolutely loved the twist on the traditional little mermaid story.
  • Natalie
    Well, this definitely seemed more like a fanfic than anything else. Eric, Ariel and Ursula seemed totally out of character, especially Ursula. She just seemed so passive and not really confident with her plans. Grimsby and Carlotta seemed more or less like themselves. I really liked Carlotta and wanted her to be in the story more. Eric and Ariel were definitely the most out of character, and a lot of the story didn’t make sense. It didn’t mak...
  • Kyle
    Lives up to the premise, and then someAn alt-reality sequel to The Little Mermaid in which Ursula wins, and Ariel is forced to grow from a naive princess into a strong and mature queen without her happy ending. The book not only meets expectations, it surpasses them. All the characters from the film get additional layers, but the qualities which made fans love them are not sacrificed. The shortcomings of the movie are addressed by giving both Ari...
  • Nasty Lady MJ
    To see review with gifs click here.Liz Braswell is far batting 2-0 for me in her Twisted Tale series (otherwise known as Disney sanctioned fan fiction). To the point, where I was at the point of not even bothering with these books anymore. Because they’re all sort of pathetic.Only thing is, I really was obsessed with The Little Mermaid when I was a kid and as I grew up I couldn’t help but realize how stupid and incredibly lucky Ariel was. Thi...
  • Gabby
    My only complaint I ever have about any of these books is that I want another in that series. They always leave me with a question that I can't answer. Another hit in this series, though I have to say I was expecting Ursula to be a bit more intimidating, she did give me nightmares as a kid. And the evolution of Ariel and Eric's relationship made me happy. I give it a 4.5 out of 5
  • Laura Mauro
    * I got this book for the publisher for my honest thoughts, I also give it 3.5 stars for my review*I really enjoyed this twisted tale. I loved the premise of this book. It was super fun and interesting to be in all the characters heads throughout this novel. It def made me understand all these characters and see them more as 3D character. I thought Ariel the character had such a unique arc in this novel and it def let it open for a sequel. I just...
  • Kait
    DNF around 200 pages. I hate giving up on books, but this one is basically overstuffed AU fan fiction and it doesn't work for me on any level.
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    I think I've decided for myself that books that are basically fan fiction are not for me. It's odd because I love fan fiction. I wonder if it's because if there is actually a book, there has to be backstory, which honestly, if you pick this book up, hopefully you've already seen the movie a million times, so there is no need to rehash it all. But I get the need to do that. In fan fiction, it's assumed if you are reading it, you are well versed in...
  • Kerri Seaman
    This was a fun, “what if” version of events post-The Little Mermaid! It was a bit cheesy and over the top at times but still a cute little story with a happy ending!
  • Natalie
    Just a note about the (anti)climax approach to ending a story that seems to be a theme in Braswell's books…I get it, but I still don't like it. I think what Braswell does with these "twisted tales" is amazing, especially considering her source material and (what I believe to be) her ultimate goal. Replanting bubblegum fairytales *back* into their real-world folklore origins is no small task, and I think her anticlimactic endings are done on pur...
  • Hypable Books
    Read our full review on Hypable!Part of Your World, Liz Braswell’s newest installment in Disney’s Twisted Tales series, poses (and answers) the question “What if Ariel had never defeated Ursula?”Similarly, my Part of Your World review poses (and, again, answers) the question “Should I read this new Little Mermaid book?”I just want to say right up front that my answer is a resounding yes.This is one of those books that you’ll just wa...
  • Emelia
    That should maybe be 3 and a half stars.So you've got your familiar characters, Eric and Ariel perhaps being the most changed through aging and experience etc. There are references to the film many quite subtle. Also nods to the prequel film, maybe even the sequel. So if you're a fan of The Little Mermaid then it's probably a good read.There's kind of a massive plot hole which I think I can justify. How did Ursula NOT get the Trident? It's not re...
  • Danielle Zimmerman
    Reading this book felt like watching a Little Mermaid sequel (that wasn’t The Little Mermaid II). This novel incorporates so many characters and settings from the classic Disney animated film that it’s hard not to lose yourself in it and relish the expansion of a world we know and love. The What If premise is really interesting and has unexpected consequences on the lives of many characters, namely Ariel and Eric. They’re five years older b...
  • Fifi
    This was definitely one of the weakest in the series. I get that it’s supposed to be a spin-off so there’s gonna be some level of suspension of disbelief, but this was like reading a whole new character. 5 years later or not, Ariel is NOTHING like this nor do I think she’ll ever be anything like the way she was written in this. The author basically invented her own version of Ariel who’s nothing like the dreamy, impulsive mermaid we know....
  • Ethriel Andrick (Ethriel101)
    As a fan of The Little Mermaid I really enjoyed this "what if"scenario. I felt like Ariel had matured from her naive self, and we get to see more development with Eric. We do see some new characters but they are not well developed rather than be there for convenience of plot. And speaking of plot it's a slow pace in terms of the action. There are a lot of reunions, a lot of talks on how the past five years have been, and some good Partnerships wh...
  • Alex
    This series is so frustrating. The concepts for the books are amazing, but the execution is poor and the writing is just abysmal. (The one exception to both of those things is the Mulan book, but that was written by a different author). I was so excited for this book, but it just fell flat for me. I loved the idea of Ariel failing to stop Ursula and it now being five years later, but the writing was just so incredibly bad that it was actually dis...
  • KittyCaz
    I brought this book as I loved the previous one in this series about Mulan. So was very excited when I got this. I will start with the positives first. I loved Vareet and how it ended for her. From page 400 for around 50 pages I really got into it and the story got very interesting. Now for the bad bits the majority of this story was feelings. I don't mind a few feelings but when it keeps going on about it I started skimming over bits. I hated Er...
  • Shantel
    *This review is based on an uncorrected proof, provided to me for free, in exchange for an unbiased review.*Something you should know about me upfront: I'm a big Disney fan. Big. HUGE. But, I am also very picky when it comes to retellings of stories I'm fond of, and I can honestly say, I very much enjoyed the story crafted by Liz Braswell for Part of Your World.Part of Your World is the fifth book in the Twisted Tale series from Disney Press, whi...
  • Rachel
    Part of your World is by far my new favorite in the Twisted Tales series! This was written so incredibly well and you can tell the author put a lot of effort into it. Part of your World takes place five years after the Ariel trade her voice to Ursula for legs. In this story however, Ariel was not able to stop Ursula from marrying Prince Eric as Vanessa. So she rules alongside Eric as Princess Ursula. Ariel, meanwhile, has been ruling Alantica whi...
  • Molly Lighthart
    TOP 2018 READ!!Oh my goodness I LOVED THIS! Finished it in one day. As a giant Little Mermaid fan I was excited and a little skeptical about reading this. This alternate ending, and the depth that you get to know the characters is so amazing! Also, it does not feel like inst-love with ariel and eric, it does not snap right back in place it takes time and they get to know one another. There is a caring for what happens to those around them and how...
  • KatyMarie
    I was generous and gave this book 3 stars but honestly it’s probably closer to a 2 star review. Ariel just so happens to be my favorite Disney princess of all time; it felt so wonderful to be back into her world. However, the characters were really off in this book. Flounder and Sebastian were probably the best part of the whole book. The whole journey for Ariel was extremely easy; she barely had to try. Everyone just automatically remembered h...
  • Callie Randolph
    Love love loved this story! I think this should have been the original Little Mermaid story it has everything redemption, revenge, plot twists, and bravery. Ariel has always been my favorite princess and this story on how she overcomes all the challenges that Ursula throws at her and how she rises to the occasion when her people need her. With this entire series, I love how they throw in little details from the film and how they stay true to the ...
  • Rowan
    Loved this book, of course. I automatically love any and all retellings or reiterations of the little mermaid. I loved this one because it’s not pretending to be something it’s not. It’s silly, it’s fun, it’s a Disney fairytale, and it’s written like it. It’s not trying to be a masterful piece of fiction written in purple prose. It’s simple and enjoyable. I was surprised by the direction Eric’s character took (I think I like him...
  • Tiphani Abbott
    I think the most important element in enjoying any story that has a new twist, is being intimate with and loving the original work. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is just a weird story if you can't take a thrill in all the new/different turns the story takes your beloved characters. This being said, my son is a much bigger Disney fan than I am, and he LOVED this series. I will leave this same review on all of the series.
  • D.J.
    You might as well give these characters different names because they're nothing like the characters we all know and love from the film. With an odd inclusion of Greek mythology along with awful dialogue and a slow plot, this was a major disappointment.