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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Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. She as she states in the very beginning hates to start off any story as once upon a time whether or not she thinks it as a cliche.

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Her parents were determined to protect her and so limited her activities to those that did not involve any sharp, pointed objects. She doesn’t sleep for a hundred years. I don’t think I can even start to describe this book I enjoyed this one so much that I realized I hadn’t liked Snow as much as I originally thought and have changed my rating on that one!

Imagine what hailstones the size of fists could do Every other magical aspect of the book I believed. Not that she was a dislikeable character per say. She must fight these spells, stay true to her heart and find her true love – after sleeping for years of course. Preview — Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey. It’s also a story of true love, of course, based on a real relationship, and not just looks, or “love at first sight.


One bright drop of blood. Ironheart is on my list of fictional boyfriends. The way she smashed the mold of fairytales was really funny to sleeep, and overall, she was such a strong person that it was kind of inspirational. I suppose in the olden times that was considered okay, but if the book is going to appeal to a modern audience it must also appeal to our distaste of incest. Aurore has a xameron happy childhood for the first sixteen years, being allowed to do as she pleases for the most part.

Jan 14, Alice rated it liked it.

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When I finished reading I just felt unnerved and bothered. But I felt it could have been done better. Beauty Sleep Mass Market Paperback Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Did he have to be her cousin?

And I loved the incorporation of her parents over her journey, how she found out they went to find her and were the ones who build the cottage she stayed in on her first night in the Forest. I liked how the ‘evil fairy’ was described, not entirely evil.

Also, Camdron has been renamed Jane and by the way I didn’t really like how the narrator used brackets to tell us super obvious parts of the story. First off, I was not expecting Aurore and Oswald to end up together. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Spoiler — they are too closely related for my comfort … um, eeewwwww. There is nothing I super hated. Dec 29, Tina rated it liked it. Something about Aurore kissing ssleep old Oswald after years to make him young again just felt strange.


If you cancel your paid Prime membership or return the qualifying smartphone within the first 3 months of your paid Prime membership, we may void your Gift Card or charge you in the amount of the Gift Card. Please try again later. That took me by surprise.

Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of people out there smooching their sisters and brothers and stuff like that, but in a “disney” princess kind of way? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Forbidden princesslike tasks of embroidery and sewing, her parents tried to interest Aurore in painting and weaving, both of which Aurore hated.

Apr 30, Rosalba rated it it was ok Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As in our main character is not an airhead who sings and has animal buddies and makes the perfect guy out of clothing actually someone with personality! She is terrible with the royalty stuff such as dancing and she can’t seem to be very graceful. Although it was fairly well-written, this lackluster retelling of the Sleeping Beauty myth suffers from lack of character development.

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.