Author: Liz Braswell
Series: Twisted Tales book 3
Genre: fairy tale retelling
Rating: 4 stars
In As Old as Time Liz Braswell propose a twist to the Beauty and The Beast story with a retelling in which Belle's mother was the enchantress who cursed the beast. However the reader knows (it's in the blurb of the book) this but none of the characters in the story know this. However other than that little twist and the twist that comes when Belle discovers the rose, it is pretty much the same Disney storyline with no characters added. Though the ending is different.
With this story you do get a little bit more of the beast's back-story, but not that much. Most of the back-story that you get is about Belle. You get to see her childhood and you discover at least from Liz Braswell view of why it's just Belle and her father.
I enjoyed this retelling but I didn't love it. It's a great twist on the classic story. It is also the third book in the twisted tales series. Liz Braswell also had two others out. A Whole New World a twist on Aladdin and Once Upon a Dream a twist on Sleeping Beauty. Coming in March 2018 is Reflection Elizabeth Lim a twist on Mulan.