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I am a huge manga and beauty and the beast fan, and had to take a chance at reading this. This was my first self into the Mirrorverse, and upon investigation this manga is based off of the mobile game (very similar to the Twisted Wonderland manga). Unfortunately I haven't p[ayed the game to base anything off of, but I did throughly enjoy reading it, and it was a refreshing read.

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Thanks to NetGalley, the Publisher and Author for an ARC of this book in exchange for my review.

"Disney's Mirrorverse: Belle" by Alex Singer is a journey into a magical world full of mystery. The graphic novel is an interesting twist on the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast.

With a sense of foreboding, Belle enters the fearful and suspicious village while dealing with her newfound powers and responsibilities. A good amount of tension builds bringing readers into the story.

Fantasy and suspense blend to make this comic full of plot twists and revelations, while the artwork is haunting, expressive and full of details.

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I enjoyed reading this graphic novel. I think it would made a great addition to anyone's graphic novel collection.

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Yes! All of the yes.
This is Avengers meets Disney in all the best ways.
I love a good spin off and this is done masterfully. I am seriously hoping to get my hands on more of these as they come out.
Belle was always a strong female in the Disney universe and this twist makes her even stronger!
Kind of also love that ending!!

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There will definitely be a place for this in the library, manga and a fairytale retold is a winner. I have no experience with the game that the book is based on but still managed to enjoy the story. It was a little hard to read at times but this is probably due to the digital download, am sure that would not be an issue with the print copy.

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I've been playing the game for a while and I'm loving that we get to see more of the lore unfold through books! I think this was an incredible twist on Belle and the Beasts story and raises lots of questions for the story to come and I can't wait to add it to my library's graphic novel collection!

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This was a really cool adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast.” I’ve played the Mirrorverse game, and it was nice to have a story to tie into it. I liked the art style and the twist on the original story. I’d like to have more of the Mirrorverse twists of Disney tales made into manga.

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The artwork in this novel is stunning. I love how the ties into a game and gives the readers a bit of back story. Belle is fierce and fun, and still the loving caring character we all know and love. I love this twist. I can’t wait to recommend it to lovers of Belle or the game.
Thank you so much to Viz Media and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of this book.

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Picked up <i>Disney Mirrorverse: Belle</i> on a whim, really. I didn’t really have many expectations at all for how I would feel about it, but damn, I have to say that I’m actually quite impressed with this one!

Mirrorverse’s Belle is a very unique and fresh new take on an old beloved story. It’s pretty rare that I find myself giving a 5-star rating to retellings like this, often because the story doesn’t quite provide enough of a new story while also keeping the core heart of the characters and tale in the rendition. With Alex Singer’s story, though, that core is kept and expanded in such a way I’m honestly so sad that the story is over.

I loved every moment of this. The new twists were exceptional and the characters were perfect. I absolutely adored every step of this mystery, changes and all. Thank goodness this is only volume one, because I honestly cannot wait to find out what comes next!

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This is one of the best retellings I've seen of the Disney stuff. I'm frequently impressed by what they put out for Mirrorverse.

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A prequel graphic novel to the series Disney Mirrorverse, this graphic novel explains what went wrong when the enchantress tries to curse the Prince, and it changed everything else.
Not necessary to read Pure of Heart but be sure you do, because this series gives fun battle-type attributes to the Disney characters we all know and love. Based on the app game Disney Mirrorverse.

*Special thanks to NetGalley and VIZ Media for this e-arc.*

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I've only vaguely heard about Disney's Mirrorverse but I love graphic novels and Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney Princess movie so I obviously had to give this a shot. Let me just say, for me, it was an absolute banger of a read. I loved every second of it and I think it was so well done. However, there are definitely some people that this book won't resonate with as much. If you have no interest in new takes on old Disney, or if you like Disney but don't really read graphic novels, I wouldn't recommend this. Moving on though, definite read for basically everybody else. I also loved the art. It had a slight manga-esque style while still maintaining the original Disney looks. The layout was very well done (though I read it digitally and did struggle a few times so I would recommend the physical book) and I enjoyed (read: LOVED) the new take on Belle and Gaston. The Beast was also cool but didn't really compare to the other two. Belle is a kick ass character and I will most definitely be diving further into the Mirrorverse.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for n honest review.

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I didn’t read anything on this book before I requested it so that was my fault. I just love Disney books and growing up with beauty and the beast how could I not want to read this. But as soon as I opened it and saw it was a graphic novel / comic strip I wasn’t very happy. The graphics are alright but remind me of anime which again not a fan of. The story line was alright it was different than what I thought it might be.
Unfortunately this book just wasn’t the right fit for me so that is why I only have it one star. I’m sure if you enjoy this type of story you might consider reading it. But I prefer an actual novel.
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy and this is my honest review

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Disney's Mirrorverse: Belle, penned by Alex Singer, weaves a spellbinding narrative that transports readers into a world of magic and mystery. Set against the backdrop of a village plagued by a sinister curse, this graphic novel offers a fresh and intriguing take on the timeless tale of Beauty and the Beast.

From the very first page, Singer captivates readers with a sense of foreboding as Belle navigates a village gripped by fear and paranoia. The remnants of an enchantress's magic linger, casting shadows of doubt and suspicion over every corner of Belle's once-peaceful home. As the protagonist grapples with her newfound powers and responsibilities, the tension escalates, drawing readers deeper into the heart of the mystery.

What sets Disney's Mirrorverse: Belle apart is its masterful blend of fantasy and suspense. Singer deftly crafts a narrative filled with twists and turns, keeping readers on the edge of their seats with each new revelation. As Belle embarks on her quest to unravel the secrets of the cursed woods, she encounters a cast of characters both familiar and enigmatic, each with their own hidden agendas and motivations.

The artwork in Disney's Mirrorverse: Belle is nothing short of breathtaking. From the eerie landscapes of the cursed woods to the expressive faces of the villagers, every panel is a visual feast for the eyes. The attention to detail is evident throughout, immersing readers in a world that feels both enchanting and perilous.

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I beautiful beginning to a new series. I loved the twist on the classic tale I have always adored. The artwork is perfect.

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**Many thanks to Viz Media, and Netgalley for an Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) of this book**

As an incarnation of Belle in real life, I can never pass up a Beauty and the Beast retelling. So, when the Mirrorverse game came into being, I, of course, was curious about my bookish avatar. (I'm staring at her action figure on my bookshelf right now).

...I loved this. I loved this a lot.

On a journey through the enchanted wood, Belle stumbles across an old beggar woman who is not whom she seems, and is gifted magical abilities from a beautiful rose. As the keeper of the rose, Belle is tasked to help those in her village from becoming something... else entirely. Can she truly be the hero of her story?

MAGICAL ROSE GIRL

1. Belle with magic. Sign me up, because that's brilliant. She's the iconic bookworm, and a spellcasting sage who reads page to page is exactly the kind of update to her story that I am surprised doesn't play out more often.

2. The story is actually very layered and well thought out. It's a darker retelling too. Every beat has a reason, every step has a consequence. This is not a simple, whimsical retelling of the original story and changing a few itty bitty things. This manga takes the original story and flips it on its head. And I really, really liked it. It's not exactly as good as the original, but it is very, very good.

3. The characters are still true to themselves, and the story is condensed to focus on the BatB triangle- Belle, Adam, Gaston, with very few secondary characters. Belle is still Belle, and her eyes boggle at the idea of a humongous library (I outright laughed at that part!). Prince Adam is still Prince Adam, who learns from his mistakes. Gaston... STILL AN UNSUFFERABLE NARCISSIST, DOING HORRIBLE THINGS. In fact, I probably hate him MORE. But, it's a testament to the writer that these people we know and love have been tweaked, but not completely altered.

CURSED BEASTIAL BOY

1. As someone who doesn't read manga much, I sometimes fall into the category of readers who needs a bit more explanation to connect the dots. Same thing here: the story is great, and by the end of it, I knew what was going on, but there could have been a way to explain and help connect the storyline a bit more.

2. ...They did LeFou dirty. He's in two panels, and it makes me sad. Without his hilarious hero worship, Gaston had no foil to bounce off of. Gaston just grew more and more obnoxious as the manga went on, and there was nothing to cut through his behavior with a quick joke.

3. The ending was open-ended, to a point where I wish it wasn't. I know, this is a prequel to the game, but it felt like the ending of the manga was giving way to a potential follow-up manga story that we are not guaranteed to get. I know very little about Disney Mirrorverse, but I feel what happens next in the game is not necessarily what happens immediately after the manga. I would have liked the manga to begin and end in its own self-contained story.

VERDICT:

This was a fun and enjoyable read that I was so happy to get... right before my pre-order was supposed to come out. Yes. I knew about this manga a year ago, and pre-ordered it then without hesitation. I read it now, and now I'm happy 😊.

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A very interesting take on Disney’s beauty and the beast. Sure to be a hit with ages 8+. Emerging readers can also easily follow the story and it will be interesting to see final artwork.

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When I requested this one, I had no idea what Disney Mirrorverse was but I love Disney and I love Beauty and the Beast so I really wanted to read it. I was not disappointed! This is such a fun version of Belle and I loved the art. The story was similar to what we know but in this version the curse takes a wrong turn, affecting the town and changing anyone or thing that enters the woods into something warped. Most of the regulars from Beauty and the Beast make an appearance even if many are in a small way. It's quick and fun and definitely worth the read! The ending was not at all what I was expecting but I look forward to the next Mirrorverse story to see what happens with Belle and which other Disney characters will be brought into this world. I'll admit I still don't know anything about the mobile game but I really enjoyed this story and will definitely read any others that are written.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a digital ARC of this title from VIZ Media LLC via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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So excited for this cool take on Belle! One of Disneys most beloved princesses. I am so excited to learn more about this universe

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This is a fun book mirroring the game. I liked the storyline and especially learning more about Belle in the Mirrorverse. I would highly recommend it.

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