Several weeks ago, I discussed the various Cinderella retellings I enjoy. That post can be found by clicking here. So, to kick-start the feature, I’ll begin with Sleeping Beauty. Click here for the Grimm’s version of the tale.
Books I’ve Read:
Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey ~ This book is part of the Once Upon a Time series of retellings by Mrs. Dokey and other authors. It is one of my favorite series. A retelling of Sleeping Beauty, it’s written in first person and focuses on Aurore’s (not a misspelling; that’s how it is in the book) childhood. I highly recommend this particular retelling.
A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan ~ This is a sci-fi retelling. Rosalinda spends sixty-two years in a stasis tube in a chemically induced slumber. A young man accidentally awakens her with a kiss, forcing Rose to find a way to survive in a brand new world without her parents or her first love. I enjoyed this spin on the classic, but it was a little weird at times.
Sleeping Beauty (1959) ~ Who hasn’t seen this classic Disney movie? It’s one of the best. And “Once Upon a Dream” is one of the sweetest songs ever.
Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay ~ The tagline says this book is “Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales.” I like Game of Thrones, and I’ve already established my love of fairy tales, so . . . yes, I think I’ll give it a try.