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Conceal, Don't Feel Review

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other?


Rating: 3/5

This is my third twisted tale!

Check out my reviews of the other twisted tales below!


As Old As Time ~ Beauty and The Beast

A Whole New World ~ Aladdin

What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other?


This is my third twisted tale, however, this one is by a different author than my previous two tales. It truly shows, this author has a different writing style and a completely different take on what it means when you say “twisted tale.” Whether or not this is a good thing? I can’t say, at least not yet. Maybe after I’ve read a few more twisted tales under my belt can I decide on which approach I prefer. I will say, this book wasn’t what I was expecting based on the previous two twisted tales I had read. Since it was by a different author, it’s a bit harder to compare the three.


This one is by a different author than my previous two tales. It truly shows, this author has a different writing style and a completely different take on what it means when you say “twisted tale.”

When I say the writing style and approach are different, I mean it’s how they’ve decided on retelling this fairytale. When it came to As Old As Time and A Whole New World, these two started basically exactly how the movies were going at the beginning. Almost word for word in some scenes. Then about 10-20% through there’s a twist that breaks us away from what we knew and takes us on a new fairytale.


Now this one, Conceal, Don’t Feel doesn’t start as those two did. In fact, it starts off almost like a completely different fairytale altogether. I was left confused, thinking to myself is this really Frozen? It was almost refreshing. Almost. Once I learned more about how this twist plays into this tale, it all started to become very predictable.


It still felt like I was watching Frozen, but the movie was broken and we were watching fragments of the movie. Blindly placing all the pieces back together in the wrong order. There were scenes spread through the entire book that was almost exact to the movie. Just maybe took place in a different part of the timeline or used different characters, etc.


It still felt like I was watching Frozen, but the movie was broken and we were watching fragments of the movie.

Although reading these scenes was entertaining, it didn’t make this book stand out like As Old As Time or A Whole New World. It also wasn’t nearly as dark of a read either. In a way, I was a bit disappointed by that.


Overall, I did enjoy this twisted tale, it was fun and entertaining. But it didn’t feel any different than the movie, it was just out of order to the events that occurred with a slight twist. I don’t regret reading this, it was fast-paced. Very eventful and energetic. I think any Disney fan would enjoy this twisted tale. And if you haven’t read a twisted tale yet, this might be a good one to start with as I mentioned earlier, it’s not as dark as the others.

This is my third twisted tale!

Check out my reviews of the other twisted tales below!


As Old As Time ~ Beauty and The Beast

A Whole New World ~ Aladdin