Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I think we’ve all wondered (at some point) what happened to Aurora after waking up from her long, deep sleep. Obviously, things couldn’t go back to normal. Why didn’t Disney address this?
We’re in luck, though! A wonderful human being named Rhiannon Thomas did the world a good deed by writing a sequel of sorts to the lovely (albeit a bit creepy) tale of Sleeping Beauty. Yay, Rhiannon Thomas! Three cheers for Rhiannon Thomas!
Three Key Words for This Week’s WoW: Retellings, Princes, Chaos (mmmhmmm)
Rhiannon Thomas’s dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping 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.
Okay, so the ARC Goodreads’ readers don’t look all too pumped about this book. At the time of this post, it has a decent 3.55 average rating (and I stick to my Goodreads average ratings like glue). Some people like it and some people dislike it and the world keeps spinnin’.
I’d love to hear someone’s take on Aurora’s life after her long nap, however, and I think that curiosity is going to overwhelm any negativity that I see in the media about this book! I can’t wait to see this one on the shelves!
20 days to go… Going to feel like an eternity. ❤
What books are you “waiting” on?
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