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Hardcover: 352 pages
Publication date: February 24th 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Add on: Goodreads
A spinning wheel. A prick of a finger. A terrible curse.
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 fairytale.
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. Everyone expects Aurora to marry her betrothed and restore magic and peace to the kingdom before revolution tears it apart. But after a lifetime spent locked in a tower for her own safety, Aurora longs for the freedom to make her own choices. When she meets a handsome rebel, he tempts her to abandon everything for a different kind of life.
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.
So personally I think Sleeping Beauty/Aurora is the boring princess of the lot, but I can’t resist a pretty cover, aha. And this story does sound pretty interesting since Aurora actually (might) gets to do something!! I’m glad the author brings attention to the fact that her “true love” is really a stranger (“You can’t marry someone you just met!”), but the same time a charming rebel is here to sweep her off her feet? Really? /end random rant. But seriously, it does sound interesting! I’m a sucker for fairy tale retellings.
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