Ready for a new twist on the Frozen tale we all know and love? Jen Calonita’s new twisted tale, Conceal, Don’t Feel, asks What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other?
We are super excited to be sharing this review and giveaway in partnership with Disney Book Group!
Conceal Don’t Feel Frozen Book Review
As with all the books in the A Twisted Tale series these novels take a story we all know, like Frozen, and mixes things up a bit. This tale follows Elsa, unaware of her powers, and Anna living in a village with foster parents. We love that our favorite characters, Kristoff and Sven, are still along for the ride in this story. We hate that Elsa has to learn parts of her story alone! And we still despise Hans for being a complete jerk. There were alot of secrets revealed in this book, and a lot of things we questioned. So we made up some book club discussion questions to fetter out the feelings! You can download them below.
Conceal Don’t Feel Book Club Discussion Questions
Want to chat through this tale with your friends? Grab the Book Club questions here!
Conceal Don’t Feel: A Twisted Tale Synopsis
What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other? As the future Queen of Arendelle, Princess Elsa’s life is full of expectation and responsibility—not to mention, questions. What type of ruler will she be? When will she have to pick a suitor? And why has she always harbored the feeling that some critical piece of herself is missing. Following the unexpected death of her parents, Elsa is forced to answer those questions sooner than she’d hoped, becoming the sole ruler of her kingdom and growing lonelier than ever. But when mysterious powers begin to reveal themselves, Elsa starts to remember fragments of her childhood that seem to have been erased—pieces that include a very familiar-looking girl. Determined to fill the void she has always felt, Elsa must take a harrowing journey across her icy kingdom to undo a terrible curse… and find the missing Princess of Arendelle.
All about Author Jen Calonita
If you haven’t read Jean Calonita’s Fairy Tale Reform School series, it’s time to catch up! Perfect for middle grade and tween readers this series can get addicting! And if you love the idea of fairy tales with a twist, be sure to check out Mirror Mirror.
Conceal Don’t Feel Twisted Tale Book Club Treats
With a bookclub night comes themed treats and since we love crafting little Disney parties at home, we threw together we thought we’d share.
These powdered sugar treats are super simple! Just cut some small flour tortillas into snowflakes. The thinner the tortillas the better. Fry lightly in a shallow frying pan. We use coconut oil for the frying since it’s a high heat oil and doesn’t weigh the tortilla down. Take them out of the oil when they’re light brown and sprinkle the powdered sugar on them while they’re still hot. We didn’t have a fine strainer that would work, so grabbed the strainer from this instead. And it worked perfectly.
Snowballs and Cocoa
To make Russian Teacakes, aka Snowballs, you only need a few ingredients. We used the recipe from this book. We also recently reviewed the book here, and were so impressed. But really any Russian teacake recipe will do. After the warm cookie balls come out of the oven you will need to dip them in the powdered sugar, while they are still hot. We did this twice, and then dipped them in sugar crystals as well, for a little extra sparkle. And of course any ‘ol tried and true Cocoa Recipe will do but if you’re looking for something a little fancier, check out the recipe for cocoa from A Cozy Kitchen.
Prefer your fairy tales with a twist?
Check out the whole series of fairy tales, featuring the characters you know and love in all sorts of new stories!
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
Book 7: Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita
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)
Disney Books Tote and Book Giveaway
Want to get in on the action? We are hosting this GIVEAWAY on Instagram @polkadots_and_pixiedust. You can ENTER from Oct 7-11, 2019
One Entry Per Person. The winner will receive a copy of the book, Conceal, Don’t Feel and a Just Let It Go Tote Bag from shopDisney.com
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Disney Book Group.
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