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Slumber

Slumber by Becky Bird

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Fairytale – Sleeping Beauty adjacent

I give this 3.5 stars because it was a fun little story and held my interest throughout, but there wasn’t anything about it that really stood out as original as far as fairytales go, aside from the fact that Aurora and Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty are in it and It is not a retelling of that story, more like a branch off from that story.

This story is about Prince Thomas whose father died not too long ago and his Mother the queen is pushing him to marry a girl of royal blood in order to become the king. However, Thomas is vain and spoiled and wants to find a princess that is perfect so that her beauty is a match to his handsomeness and he rejects every girl that is presented to him.

The Cardinal, who turns out to be evil and magical, shows him a picture of sleeping beauty and tells him that she would be perfect. Her 100 year curse is nearly over, Thomas just needs to travel to her kingdom and give her true loves kiss and travel home. Though the Cardinal spelled the guards to kill the prince on the journey.

A runaway orphan girl Lucy, and her friend Jack come upon the prince while he is being attacked and Lucy saves the Prince and they decide to go on the quest together. When they get there they meet another prince and they all travel together. The characters are pretty great and the story is fun. It is entertaining, I liked it quite a bit.

I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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