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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Though her curse at first is a hindrance, in some weird way it turns into an advantage. Something about Aurore kissing an old Oswald after years to make him young again cameorn felt strange.

Royal cousins even siblings used to marry all the time. Aurore has a pretty happy childhood for the first sixteen years, being allowed to do as she pleases for the most part. I loved the description of her art and her lumpy rugs! Aurore knew that her only chance was to run away to La Foret, the forbidden forest and hopefully take the magic with her.

This king is the father of Ironheart and his brother, Valiant. It felt far too convenient, to me.

The book would have been a solid 3, but the ending ruined it for me. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Unbeknownst to Aurore, however, was the fact that time moves quite differently in the forest.


Goodness, I could write a whole response to literature about this, but I reccomend you read it, it’ll leave you with mountains and loads of brain thinking and questions. More on that later.

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty by Cameron Dokey

So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring a needle. I was squirming while reading it because of how gross it was.

As a whole, all the books have the same overarching problems; the book stays nowhere near true to either the original tale or as I suspect beakty Disney princess films that they market themselves after, and the true love aspect is botched horrifically. Oct 08, Amy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Dokey defintely knows how to weave a story and make things come full circle.

She doesn’t sleep for a hundred years. But not that one. On their journeys in the forest, Ironheart trips over himself and busts his cheek open See? Once Upon a Time 1 – 10 of 19 books. Not that she was a caeron character per say. This story is a slee modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty as the title will reference.

This story quickly dismisses any notion that this will be anything similar to the Disney version; or the Grimm brothers’s version for that matter.

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

Before the romance can develop, she must leave the castle, lest the curse on her harm the kingdom. The pace picks up a bit as she enters a magical, forbidden forest and meets Ironheart, camerkn young prince on a quest—to kiss a princess who has been sleeping for a hundred years. And with this book in particular, the relationship is not only extremely fast moving but down right disturbing.


And for goodness sakes.

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I’m sure others would think that the ending was obvious but I was actually surprised. A totally refreshing change. Cxmeron 19, Felicia Edens rated it it was ok Shelves: So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring a needle. Click on a plot link to find similar books! I liked the Introduction, but I can’t really say that I had any favorite moments other than that, or favorite characters. Refresh and try again. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only.

That took me by surprise. I think that Dokey was trying to put the rescue in the hands of Beauty herself, rather than a knight in shining armor, but this story could have been better. Price may vary by retailer.