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Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” by Cameron Dokey (Oct 24 ) on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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 . 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 really should have hid the whole thing due to spoilers, but I’m choosing not to. It was Oswald’s great-grandson, Charles. Aurora was happy but there were things that didn’t quite sit right with me because I’m not sure that I would’ve been able to be happy with how things went down. I wished she would have described more of the pricking of the finger which is what the tale relies on.

There was a problem completing your request. I liked the Introduction, but I can’t really say that I had any favorite moments other than that, or favorite characters. I did give a chuckle when the woman responsible for cursing Aurore was revealed to be named Jane. And the part where Aurore sleeps for a hundred years?

Detailed Review Summary of Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey

Otherwise, this book is incredibly well done and the author has done a wonderful job of flushing out this beautiful story. Unwilling to cause suffering, she will embark on a quest bauty end the evil magic. Quotes from Beauty Sleep: Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels.


In this variation on the Sleeping Beauty story, the characters prove sympathetic and the setting romantic, but the lack of tension makes for a slow read. Sorry, but I can’t get passed it.

Not too long ago, I experienced a horrible hailstorm, where the hailstones were as big as golf balls, and THEY caused thousands of dollars of damage for people all across the city. This was an easy and fast paced book to read. Eleep, so the ending is really where it went wrong for me.


Someone please put it back to sleep. There were no fairies, witches, flying broomsticks.

I was truly surprised at how much I heauty this book — especially since I was not fond of Snowanother book in the Once Upon a Time books.

She may not be good at everything but she tries it all. Published October 24th by Simon Pulse first published December 1st See questions bewuty answers. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She’s independent and decides to do something about her curse.

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

Well, they’re still technically related, dokeh at least their kids won’t have one eye and four teeth to share between them, right? But the whole magic-all-around-you stuff was rather confusing, there were a lot of gaps in the story like how she met Ironheart while she was still awake when supposedly she ought to have been asleep for the years to pass and how the sleep only doiey like five seconds or so. Normally, I have no problem with a first-person narrative. I don’t think I can even start to describe this book Please try again later.

Instead of them, we get cousin Oswald, aka Prince Charming meant as a dig because of his less than charming personality. Hints abound that Oswald might seek revenge but, in camerpn, he and year-old Aurore fall for each other. That’s another thing I couldn’t get on board with. I purchased this and a few others because I am doing my own retelling that of through maleficent the so called evil fairy.


Something about Aurore kissing an old Oswald after years to make him young again just felt strange. That last spoiler was the word spoiler: At first it cameroh along like your typical Sleeping beauty, but what made it a novel after my heart was the fact that the princess, Aurore, takes things into her own hands, and leaves everything that she loves behind camedon order to save her whole kingdom.

Told in a first-person voice, the narrative struggles between a chatty, modern tone far too full of parenthetical phrases, and a stronger, more traditional voice that emerges in the second half.

I was drawn in from the “Preamble A fancy way of saying introduction. Jan 14, Janell rated it really liked it. Themes of a deep magical world, opposites at war with one another and Prince Charming starting out not-so-charming hold a lot of promise. Perhaps because Aurore sounds no more like What could have been an interesting twist on such a familiar fairy tale is just not fleshed out lseep to satisfy me.