Author(s): Sarah E. MorinDownload
The rescue wasn’t going at all how he planned. Prince Arpien intends to gain a throne and the sleeping beauty’s heart with a single kiss that wakes her from the evil fairy’s curse. But kissing the princess is only the beginning of a series of unforeseen obstacles: man–eating bugs, deadly spindles, talking lapdogs, and fiery pickles. The sleeping beauty is the biggest complication of all. Princess Brierly is beautiful and Fairy–Gifted, but also…daft. After one hundred years of sleep imprisonment, Brierly refuses to believe this rescue is anything more than a tantalizing but doomed dream. Arpien is drawn to the vibrancy beneath Brierly’s indifferent exterior. Can they reclaim her kingdom? Do they dare trust in the Prince of the old tales to help them battle the evil fairy who cursed Brierly? What is the price of waking beauty?
Some Reviews: 35 in Goodreads.com
This is one of the most wonderful fantasy books I’ve read! It had unforgettable characters and an exhilarating plot. I like how Brierly’s fairy gifts gave her unexpected talents, and the final showdown between her and the evil fairy was magnificent. I also got really attached to Nissa because of her love for stories. I’m so glad that I read this book, and I would also like to thank the author for signing my copy. It was an incredibly sweet thing to do.
Excellent re-imagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. The handsome prince wakes her with a kiss but she thinks she’s still asleep and it’s all a dream. Characters will draw you in and the story world is fascinating. This is not the Sleeping Beauty of your childhood. Nor did Disney ever come up with one as beguiling and enticing. well worth the read.
What an interesting take on Sleeping Beauty! I think I liked how we handled the time spent while sleeping. I imagine it would be very difficult to think you’re awake after such an ordeal! Sometimes I really wanted to shake her, because it had to be so obvious that she was awake. But still, I loved reading this book, and enjoyed it a great deal.