Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS The Princess Aurore has had an unusual childhood. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to . Oct 24, The Paperback of the Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of. by Cameron Dokey . Gr 6- Dokey has taken the familiar “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale. May 20, In this variation on the Sleeping Beauty story, the characters prove sympathetic and the setting romantic, but the lack of tension makes for a.

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I’m not even sure where Sleeping Beauty and Oswald ever really fell in love. The magic out of nowhere, the wonder of it all, the fact that literally anything can happen at any time. In fairy tales they tend to play minor roles, but here they certainly stand camerkn more.

Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Washington. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. Once Upon a Time. A lot of interesting story lines and plots. Ok, the best part is that cousin Oswald has done a great job as the steward of her kingdom, and all of her people have prospered under his guidance, while he and his children and grandchildren have kept the throne warm for her return. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices.

He rolled his eyes, but whatever.


And for goodness sakes. But she hated her cousin, Oswald, nicknamed Charming, because he wasn’t, even more. Now the time has come for her to tell us who she I as well.

I beautt think that it could have done with not being wrapped up quite so neatly after the departure from the forest. You know most of these books are fairly predictable, which I don’t mind, but this one wasn’t.


Price may vary by retailer. Not to mention the fact that this is supposedly beautyy mysterious and complex world, but when faced by it Aurore’s response is, “Well, this is annoying.

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However, there are a few brief moments of violence, but nothing graphic. This has become my favorite book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aurore saying things like waking up from a “nap from hell,” and Oswald telling the princess to shut up.

Spoiler — they are too closely related for my comfort … um, eeewwwww.

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I felt like the whole time the book was like “this is not the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty but we’re still going to subtly reference it even though, did I mention, it’s Bdauty the Disney version. I look forward to reading more by her! Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Beauty Sleep For years the king and queen had beaauty of ever having a child so when Aurore arrived, the whole kingdom rejoiced. We all know how the story of Sleeping Beauty goes; a princess is born in a magical kingdom, but the proud parents forget to invite the evil witch to the christening.

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Just the lingering curse, and Aurore wleep. Sep 19, Valerie rated it really liked it Shelves: It was unexpectedly interesting and surprising. I liked that Aurore wasn’t your typical princess, that she preferred getting her hands dirty, but that was pretty much all I liked about her. Is the forest suddenly psychic and knows that although Aurore still hasn’t pricked herself with a needle she will eventually so why not stop time while she’s in there already?!

Aurore grew up with the curse overshadowing all of her days.

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty by Cameron Dokey

That took me by surprise. One bright drop of blood. It was pretty predictible from the very beginning it was quite clear that Aurore will be with Oswald from the ball scene One of them hits her on the head, and she’s fine.


When I read a retellingI want it to be retold without the skeevy bits. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

I really enjoyed the story up to a point. This book is written in the style of a journal with Aurore recounting the events of he This is not the first “once upon a time” book that I read and therefore I picked it up with some preconceived notions The gender roles and intricacies of court matters highly fascinated me as well.

Though her curse at first is a hindrance, in some weird way it turns into an advantage. Further, when she returns, her true love is still waiting — and he is probably about I get that she is a princess of the common people, less interested in princess-like things. The book is told in first person, which is not my favorite style of writing, but I still found it difficult to put this one down until I was finished.

That aside this retelling is one of the most original of the series; a total heart warmer for all those romantics out there. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

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