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Aladdin: Far from Agrabah

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  480 ratings  ·  119 reviews
This stunning original novel will tell an all-new story set in the world of the new film, featuring Aladdin and Jasmine. A magic carpet ride full of adventure, suspense, and wonder written by New York Times best-selling author Aisha Saeed, this story will be a must-read for any Aladdin fans who find themselves drawn into and enchanted by the magical world of Agrabah and be ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Disney Press
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Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
3.5 stars

Thanks to Netgalley and Disney Book Group for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review.

If you're familiar with the 1992 animated Disney film, you'll fall into this book fast. The story picks up after Aladdin and Genie have met, after Aladdin and Jasmine meet at the market, and once Aladdin has decided to dress up as Prince Ali of Ababwa. In fact, we're about to get on that magic carpet and venture into " a whole new world." Genie is able to think fast and create his fictional
Book Hunter
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult-read
This is the story of Aladdin and Jasmine a few days after they’ve met. It picks up right when Aladdin is taking Jasmine out on the magic carpet ride to Ababwa. The storyline followed the movie, which was a little frustrating as I wanted more. The whole book was about their time in Ababwa and it just dragged on and was boring and slow. The book would have been better if it was shorter. I finished the book as fast as I could so I could just move on to a better read. Unfortunately, I found the book ...more
ضحى الحداد
3.5 stars
So this is an original story based on the live action of Aladdin, I liked the adventure in this book, it brought more meaning to Aladdin and Jasmine's relationship and how they knew they are actually fit for each other .. it was a light read and I guess you will like it if you want more of the world of Aladdin, so glad I had the chance to read it :)
Mavis Ros
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
“Appearances can be deceiving,” he said gently. “And I know you can’t see a better life for yourself than the one you have now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible.”

Oh my god. This is so character-driven that I can’t help it but mark a few pages.
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
I was a little hesitant to pick this up because I didn't really care for the Beauty and the Beast one Lost in a Book. But I saw that this was a different author and I liked another book by her and also I LOVE princess Jasmine so I had to try it. I was much more satisfied with this book than BATB one. I felt like this side story of Aladdin and Jasmine visiting Abawa could even fit into the movie. Saeed kept Jasmine and Aladdin in character as much as possible while BATB struggled with that. I can ...more
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I think this book would have been a lot better if it was about 100 pages shorter. It just really dragged in the middle. The day they spent together in Ababwa just dragged on.
Sep 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This is very much a book within the Disney realm. Everything works out for the best. Conflicts do arise but resolve much easier than they ever would. But, sometimes it's nice to read a book that idealizes how things could be. (Even though you know that isn't really true because real life is more complicated than that.)

The thing that took me most out of the story though was a lot of things that just felt like very modern ideas or ways of doing things. Maybe some of those things actually have bee
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
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Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Far from Agrabah was a fresh take on Disney's Aladdin. It's a fun addition to the original movie, and definitely a must-read for fans! I do wish that there would've been more scenes before the start and after the end of the book, though I definitely enjoyed what I read.

Full review will be up on my blog closer to release!
Jul 30, 2019 rated it liked it

Absolutely LOVED the movie

This was pretty good as well
Kasey Giard
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Aladdin: Far From Agrabah begins with Prince Ali trying to impress Princess Jasmine and follows them through the magic carpet ride which allows her to get to know him and totally changes how she feels about him. It’s mostly off-script from the original story, something that could have happened in a deleted scene.

In the original animated movie, we don’t really get to know Jasmine very well. We learned about her desire to marry for love and her frustration at being kept apart from her kingdom. But
Lizanne Johnson
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Aladdin Far From Agrabah tells the tale of Aladdin's second wish. Will Jasmine recognize Prince Ali on their travels on the magic carpet? This is a sweet story. Princess Jasmine is definitely a smart young woman who is not necessarily looking for love. She is refreshing.
Thanks to NetGalley and Disney Hyperion for the ARC.
Katy Nicole
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone that loves Aladdin
Shelves: diverse-books
So, first off I want to thank NetGalley and Disney Press for granting me the privilege to read an eARC of this in exchange for honest feedback. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Currently set for release: April 2nd 2019

Now, for the review.

I want to start off by saying that this book has a rough start that I was concerned with, BUT I completely understand why it did, now that I've finished it - more about this later. To give you kind of a synopsis, this is NOT a retelling of Aladdin. This is a
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it

I really loved this book. I did not get to seethe movie yet, so I cannot compare them. However, I really liked the story and I loved the depth of the characters--we see a lot more of Jasmine and Aladdin and their inner thoughts. Basically, this is during the Whole New World song when they travel the world in like five minutes lol.
I loved how Jasmine is a strong leader just itching to get out there and help her people! And I love how Jasmine and Aladdin, despite the deception of the whole prince
Yasmine S.
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
After exploring Agrabah, Jasmine wants to see the prince’s kingdom. Genie willingly creates “Ababwa” to order, asking Aladdin to describe “the perfect kingdom.” Aladdin’s description is as enchanting as it is meaningful to him. He wants Jasmine to see all the animals and birds she’s never seen before. But once they’re in Ababwa, Jasmine and Ali’s return to Agrabah is ruined when the carpet is stolen by a man named Abbas.

This story is told from both, Ali and Jasmine's point of view. If you have
Joanna (BookandPages)
My heart.
Abigail the Wookiee
Jan 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
Great characterizations! Couldn't stand the canon inconsistencies and plot issues.
Megan Guy
Jul 01, 2020 rated it liked it
3 in a half stars!
Wasn't the best but it was overall a fun read!
Becky Ginther
Aladdin: Far from Agrabah is a fun take on the story we know and love. It picks up right when Aladdin is taking Jasmine out on their magic carpet ride – but it turns out that there’s a lot more to this quick trip around the world than meets the eye. Aladdin and Jasmine will learn a lot not only about themselves but the world around them during the adventures they take.

I loved Aisha Saeed’s take on the characters. To put your own spin on classic characters who are well loved by fans is not an eas
Jheelam Nodie
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting, romantic and different take on the famous magic carpet ride. The world is well built, mythology is awesome. Loved it
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
New York Times best-selling author Aisha Saeed can show you the world, shining shimmering splendid, as well as a new fantastic point of view in her novel, Aladdin: Far From Agrabah. Beautifully set within the “A Whole New World” sequence from Disney’s animated film Aladdin, Saeed’s novel tells us the story of what might have happened if viewers were not swept up in the unforgettable tune by Alan Menken and Tim Rice. If Aladdin lacked its musical element, we would possibly see Saeed’s story unfol ...more
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-reads
This book not only made me cry because of the nostalgia encased within the Aladdin story that I grew up with, but also because it was also an original work. Aisha Saeed sewed the story together beautifully with little add-ins of different (original) legends from one of Princess Jasmine’s many books. This book will stand on my bookshelf as one of my all-time favorites. I love Aisha Saeed for writing this, it was one of the greatest times I’ve ever had in reading a book. I would definitely recomme ...more
Raven Terry
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks NetGalley for this absolutely AMAZING ARC, in exchange for an honest review. I can't even begin to explain how much I LOVED THIS BOOK! I wanted to travel with them, I enjoyed how development of the relationship between Aladdin and Jasmine, I loved how she depicted the growth each had because of each other. I want so badly to go deeper into detail but I don't believe in spoiling great things, and this is a GREAT thing! I will be pushing this one!!!!
The Keepers of the Books
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aladdin, aka Prince Ali, wants to impress Princess Jasmine. In an attempt to do so, he takes her on a magic carpet ride to get to know her better.

Wishing to get married, but frustrated at being kept apart from her kingdom, Jasmine dreams of bigger things. Enter the mysterious Prince Ali who treats her as his equal. When a threat threatens Ababwa, its up to the duo to save Ali's fictional kingdom. Will they succeed? The plot is well-developed and engaging. The characters are easy to like and dra
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Weather you love the animated, the new live action version of Aladdin or both, You'll love this book. The book picks up where Aladdin (pretending to be Prince Ali) takes Jasmine out on a magic carpet ride. Even though the Whole New World scene occurs in both moves, once they get on the carpet it becomes a new story. Jasmine asks to see the kingdom of Ababwa where Prince Ali is said to live. Since the kingdom does not exist and would lead to Jasmine finding out that Aladdin is not a prince, Aladd ...more
Mrs. Porter
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Got an advance copy of this on NetGalley and at ALA Midwinter. So hard to review without spoilers, but here goes:

This book started out as a somewhat familiar retelling of Aladdin, but the gracefully detoured into a wonderfully imagined alternate adventure. This tale is by far my favorite twist on the original. The characters are vibrant and well-drawn, the settings richly detailed, and the inclusion of stories within the story was enchanting. The ending happily left room for more. So impressed.
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Far From Agrabah was a wonderful read! Before I read the book, I read a few of the reviews and I was a little reluctant to read the book, but I really loved it. I thought the story line was very unique and I liked the concept of explaining a part of Aladdin that hasn't been explained yet.
Loved it!! It is everything I ever wanted. I love that Jasmine has agency (finally)

This is fun and sweet.

I highly recommend to every Jasmine and Aladdin fan.
Lauren Fullington
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Being a Disney fanatic, I had to pick this book up. I loved it so much. It took the magic carpet ride scene to a whole new level.
May 23, 2020 rated it it was ok
A book giving us the chance to "visit" Ababwa this should be fun. I've always wondered what this famed kingdom would look like, since it's mentioned in the Disney movies (animated and live-action) but we never get to see it!

Publication: April 2nd 2019

Synopsis: One magic carpet ride to a mysterious land, one unforgettable adventure....

Princess Jasmine has always wanted more out of her life - to travel beyond the palace walls, to get to know her people one day become sultana and lead A
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