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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First off, I was not expecting Aurore and Oswald to end up together. Ok, the best part is that cousin Bsauty 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 heauty.

Mar 06, Anastasia Garcia rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Normally, I have no problem with a first-person narrative. Before the romance can develop, she must leave the castle, lest the curse on her harm the kingdom. Cameron has one husband and three cats, and is the author of over a dozen young adult novels.

It also happens to be the pesky year that Aurore is supposed to prick a certain finger and be awakened by a certain true love. On her sixteenth birthday, Aurore learns that the impending curse will harm not only her, but the entire kingdom as well.


Other books in the series. There is no inappropriate language and contains nothing more than a sweet kiss. I liked the way the story was told, and I mostly liked the voice of the heroine, Aurore. Instead of them, we get cousin Oswald, aka Prince Charming meant as a dig because of his less than charming personality.

The way she smashed the mold of fairytales was really camedon to me, and overall, she was such a strong person that it was kind of inspirational. I appreciated that, at least. He rolled his eyes, but whatever. Turns out, I did not. Sign up and get a free eBook! So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring Magic fixes that relationship, for awhile, but it all just seemed too ridiculous.

Beauty Sleep Mass Market Paperback But it makes it very hard This review is also posted on my blog. So yeah, it wasn’t my favorite, but it definitely wasn’t my least favorite.

Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite fairy tales, but this one seemed too casual and a little silly. This installment In the Once Upon a Time series centers around Aurore, a girl destined to fall into a deep sleep at the age of Beauty Slee Cameron Dokey No preview available – Do you really wanna know?

The writing style is charming, and the characters fully imagined.

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Account Options Sign in. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. View all 4 comments. It was nice, but there are definitely far better retellings from this series, like Golden or Before Midnight.


Beauty Sleep

I liked the characters, I thought Oswald was a deeper character than you would usually expect from a fairy tale prince. Lists with This Book. There are only a couple other mentionable criticisms I can think of: Open Preview See a Problem?

Towards the end, my hands were shaking because I was so afraid, I had gotten very into the story, and I was gasping, beauhy my eyes were wide, and then at the very end, my smile was so wide, I thought my face might crack.

The men that are saved by the women are almost always softer, and I would love to see the type of man who would shun anything typically feminine be saved by a female, and be changed by it.

One of the things I enjoyed the most was the host of secondary characters. There was a problem adding your email address. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I read it aloud to my husband.


Aurora isn’t a spoiled brat of a princess. On her sixteenth birthday, Aurore learns that the impending curse will harm not only her, but the entire kingdom as well.

I must first admit, I love retold fairy tales. More books from this author: A lot of interesting story lines and plots. Goodreads helps you slwep track of books you want to read.