Book Review: Red’s Untold Tale + Giveaway!!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
October 21, 2015

Samples and prizing were provided by Disney-Hyperion. All opinions are mine.

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Do you love to read or have young readers in your home? If so, you’ll want to check out these Disney-Hyperion titles, each with a unique twist on popular stories! These stories are great because they are the original fairy tales…retold! The stories include A Whole New World, Once Upon a Time: Red’s Untold Tale, and A Frozen Heart

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by Wendy Toliver

In stores now!


Red is 16 and lives with Granny in a cottage in the village, where boarding up the house and hiding during Wolfstime is a means of survival. Red help’s Granny with Granny’s baked good business, catering as well as door-to-door sales. Red has a constant internal battle between her wild side and her strict, overprotective upbringing, and the issue of “control” as she discovers she has a hot temper when the “mean girls” push her too far. (“When we learn to control it, we needn’t fear it,” Rumpelstiltskin says in the series.) She has flashbacks to her 13th year when she received her cloak and the nickname “Red.” She is plagued by nightmares that she doesn’t understand, but the Once Upon a Time fans will recognize them as her wolf side coming out. Redbalances the difficult times with Granny at home and the girls at school with an emerging and satisfying romance with Peter.

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Wendy Toliver is the award-winning author of four YA novels: The Secret Life of A Teenage Siren, Miss Match, Lifted, and Once Upon A Time: Red’s Untold Tale. She lives in the Utah mountains with three sons, two cats, two dogs, and one husband. She enjoys reading, hiking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, watching movies, sweet potato fries, Halloween, and daydreaming.


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by Liz Braswell

In stores now!

About the Book

What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney’s Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie’s lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish. To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.

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by Elizabeth Rudnick

In stores now!

About the Book

Told in alternating chapters from both Anna’s and Hans’ perspectives, A Frozen Heart takes a sophisticated look at events of Frozen, exploring the couple’s backstories, motivations, and doomed relationship.

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One (1) winner on The Mommy-Files will receive a Fairy Tale 2.0 Prize Pack, including:

  • Copy of Red’s Untold Tale;
  • plus FAIRY TALE 2.0 tank, notepad, cosmetic pouch & pillow.

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion.

Tell me in a comment which book in the series you would read first!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

30 Responses to “Book Review: Red’s Untold Tale + Giveaway!!”

  1. susan smoaks says:

    i would read a whole new world first

  2. Ellie Wright says:

    I’d read A WHOLE NEW WORLD first.

  3. sandra says:

    I may read a frozen heart first since I am more familiar with the frozen franchise

  4. Helen Swarts says:

    I would read Reds untold story, curious how that would go. I just love fairy tales.

  5. Denise S says:

    I would read, A Whole New World first. I like the cover.

  6. DEBIJOT says:

    I would read a Frozen Heart first.

  7. Ruth C says:

    Red’s Untold Tale first

  8. ken ohl says:

    the frozen heart first. thankyou ken

  9. Daniel M says:

    I’d read A Frozen Heart first

  10. Deanna says:

    I would read Once Upon a Time: Red’s Untold Tale first.

  11. Deanna says:

    I commented on the I Am Back…And Married!!! post (Deanna).

  12. Cheryl says:


  13. Terra Heck says:

    I’d like to read A Whole New World first. Thanks.

  14. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I would read A Whole New World first.

  15. Ken C says:

    I would read Red’s Untold Tale first

  16. Angie says:

    Definitely Red’s Untold Tale

  17. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I’d read A Frozen Heart first!

  18. D Schmidt says:

    I would read a Frozen Heart first.

  19. Austin Baroudi says:

    I’d read Red’s Untold Tale first!

  20. Stephanie Liske says:

    I would read Red’s Untold Tale first.

  21. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would like to read Red’s Untold Tale first. I miss Red in the show Once Upon A Time.

  22. Stephanie Larison says:

    I would read A Frozen Heart.

  23. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would read A Whole New World first.

  24. Vikki Billings says:

    I would read The Frozen Heart.

  25. DJ says:

    I would read A Whole New World first.

  26. Candie L says:

    I would read Once Upon a Time. Thank you

  27. AEKZ2 says:

    I would like to read A Whole New World first

  28. Trisha McKee says:

    I’d love to read Frozen Heart first.

  29. Sand says:

    I would read Frozen Heart.

  30. Lily Kwan says:

    I would read A Frozen Heart first.

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