by Rhiannon Thomas
Book: A Wicked Thing #1
Pub Date: 2015
Genre: Young Adult
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Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining ofSleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.
Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.
As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.
Rhiannon Thomas weaves together vivid scenes of action, romance, and gorgeous gowns to reveal a richly imagined world … and Sleeping Beauty as she’s never been seen before.
My Review: This was a love/hate story for me. Sleeping Beauty is just my all time favorite princess and I love a good re-telling of her story. If its done right, of course.
This book was decent....I'll give it that. It started off all great. The princess locked in a tower, gets a kiss and is awake. Its been a long time, her family is gone, she now has to do what the legend says and marry the one who woke her. It all sounded great and I was really into the story and just couldn't put it down.
But then about halfway, that all changed. I started to lose interest and the tale was taking a much different turn that it really needed. So sadly, I didnt really like it. But I didn't hate it completely.