Started: August 4, 2015
Finished: August 4, 2015
Rating: 4/5 stars
Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty; cursed as a baby, pricked her finger on a spindle and slept for 100 years until, one day, a prince’s kiss woke her up. And after that they’re said to live happily ever after.
This story starts with the supposed “kiss of true love”, only Princess Aurora has never even heard of something like that waking her from her cursed sleep. And the prince who kisses her – Roderic – is definitely not the noble knight in shining armor that we imagine; he’s nervous, shy, not at all the warrior his father wants him to be, and definitely not Aurora’s supposed true love.
The story continues in the same wonderful way with the story (ahem; fairy tale) about Aurora saying that once she wakens everything will turn for the better, but Aurora has absolutely no clue how that’s supposed to happen. The King and Queen just wants her to smile, nod and leave the talking to them, which she definitely not enjoys. She sneaks out, picks locks, makes not-quite-friends-but-also-not-quite-enemies with a (supposedly) dragon-riding prince of a rivaling nation, and of course there’s the evil witch who ones cursed her lurking in the shadows.
In other words; a very good and very entertaining story to read. Not quite worthy of 5 stars, but definitely a strong 4.
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