{Review+Giveaway} Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita #TwistedTale

October 7, 2019 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 26 ★★★★

Do you prefer your fairy tales with a twist?

Today, I  am partnering with Disney Book Group to bring you my review of the newest A Twisted Tale book based on Frozen which asks, What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other? 

So check out my review of Conceal, Don’t Feel, and then be sure to enter the giveaway, compliments of Disney Book Group, at the bottom of the post before you leave.

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{Review+Giveaway} Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita #TwistedTaleConceal, Don't Feel by Jen Calonita
Pages: 320
Published by Disney-Hyperion on October 1, 2019
Series: A Twisted Tale #7
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher
four-stars

What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other?

When a magical accident erases Anna and Elsa's memories not only of magic, but of each other the sisters are separated for protection.

But when Elsa unexpectedly finds herself as a young queen mysterious magic begins to happen and questions of her past start to form.

Will the sisters ever be reunited?

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YA Review My Thoughts

Conceal, Don’t Feel is the seventh book in the A Twisted Tale series and it is written by author Jen Calonita. I love the idea behind the A twisted tale series. Each of the books takes a different, and often times darker, spin on a classic Disney story. They are written by different authors and they can be read as standalone novels, but they are all so much fun that I would recommend reading them all. Conceal, Don’t Feel is a twist based on Disney’s Frozen. With the new Frozen movie teasers coming out, I was extra excited to read this novel. Conceal, Don’t Feel takes the original Frozen story line and adds a pretty big twist into the mix- What if Anna and Elsa didn’t know each other? Umm, yes please! This is a book that I was excited to read, and it ended up being a story that I really enjoyed.

In Jen Calonita’s version of Frozen, a magical accident erases Anna and Elsa’s memories of each other. Elsa grows up believing she is an only child, and Anna grows up with an adopted family. This one simple twists changes Elsa’s story so much. I was initially a little concerned that it would change one of my favorite aspects of the original Frozen movie for me, which was the bond that Anna and Elsa shared. But I have to say, I really love Jen’s story. Anna and Elsa were just as fantastic, and their relationship warmed my heart. The best thing about Conceal, Don’t Feel is that we get to see all the same characters that we know and love, and there are scenes from the movie Frozen that pop up. That was really fun for me as a reader to see some of the original elements of the story used in different ways or at a different place in the story. But there are plenty of differences between the movie frozen and Conceal, Don’t Feel to let this book feel  like a Twisted Tale. Maybe not as many differences as some of the other books in the A Twisted Tale series, but enough.

I loved that we got to know the King and Queen of Arendelle more. I felt like they were just an afterthought in the movie, but in Jen Calonita’s version they were much more developed as characters. I felt like the characters were more developed around the board, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Anna and Elsa’s personalities really shone through, as did the rest of the cast. Jen is a fantastic writer and storyteller. The plot of Conceal, Don’t Feel was fun and engaging from start to finish.

I think fans of Frozen will really enjoy this Frozen re-telling, and fans of the A Twisted Tale series will like this addition. I love seeing older Disney classics mix in with newer Disney classics. Conceal, Don’t Feel is a great re-telling of Frozen, I might even prefer this version to the movie! And the timing of the book is great, because it got me even more excited for the movie and for the next two books in the A Twisted Tale series, coming out in Spring 2020. We have Straight on Till Morning, which is based on Peter Pan and So This Is Love, which is based on Cinderella. Bring on ALL OF THE TWISTED TALE. I love this series.

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A Twisted Tale Books in Stores Now

Book 1: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Book 2: Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

Book 3: As Old as Time by Liz Braswell

Book 4: Reflection by Elizabeth Lim

Book 5: Part of Your World by Liz Braswell

Book 6: Mirror, Mirror by Jen Calonita

A Twisted Tale Books Coming in 2020

Book 8: Straight on till Morning by Liz Braswell (releases February 4, 2020)

Book 9: So This Is Love by Elizabeth Lim (releases April 7, 2020)

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One (1) winner receives:

  • A copy of Conceal, Don’t Feel,
  • plus a “Just Let It Go” tote bag to carry your new book in!

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About Jen Calonita

Jen Calonita is the author of the award-winning Secrets of My Hollywood Life and Fairy Tale Reform School series. She lives in New York with her husband, two boys, and two chihuahuas named Captain Jack Sparrow and Ben Kenobi. A huge Disney fan, Jen dreams of moving the whole family into Cinderella’s castle at Walt Disney World.

Visit her online at: www.jencalonitaonline.com and Twitter @jencalonita.

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26 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita #TwistedTale”

  1. Audrey Stewart

    I love to read romance. All romance. Historical is my favorite because it just reads innocently.

    • Linda Leonard

      Very eclectic with my reading choices. This definitely would provide an enjoyable read.

  2. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Oh fun! I’m a bit behind with the series at large! While the first two books were harder for me to get into, I was particularly sold with the Beast’s tale because OMG! And I looooved The Little Mermaid one too! This was one I was keeping an eye on and it sounds like great fun! I’ll have to add it to my list asap! And possibly Mulan and the Evil Queen’s too! Great review!

    • Jessica @ a GREAT read

      Backing up to the question posed in the contest form, I LOVE anything Paranormal! YA, Adult, NA! EEP! I am a fantasy fan too which extends to what I like to call the Fairy Tale Retelling genre which included in this are the Twisted Tales from Disney as well as Serena Valentino’s Villains series another really fun series that I think you’d enjoy too if you hadn’t started it already!

  3. Amanda Alvarado

    I really don’t have a favorite! I read pretty much everything from romance to scifi to mystery to crime and everything in between!

  4. Theresa

    My favorite genres are sci-fi and psych thrillers. Though I do like to read most all the genres, really depends on my mood!

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