Author: Becky Bird
Slumber has one of many reason I dislike YA books because they are cheesy and might make readers feel like they are being talked down too.
While the story is fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty with characters from the fairy tale it lacks heart and soul of what makes fairy tales last for hundreds of years being retold many times over.
Prince Thomas character changes to quickly with a lack of build up. Lucy however is the redeeming character of the book. This book might be more perfect for girls between the ages of 8-13 years old.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Becky Bird Slumber
A YA retelling of classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty
Prince Thomas cannot take the throne without a queen. Though the problem isn’t his lack of suitors but his refusal to marry a princess that is less than perfect.
The cardinal presents him with an opportunity: a quest to find the most beautiful princess in the land who has been in slumber for a century. But, unbeknown to the prince, the cardinal plans to kill him as soon as the prince embarks on his quest, and take the throne for himself.
Luckily, Prince Thomas’s path crosses with Lucy, a spirited orphan runaway, who saves his life and convinces the prince to continue the quest. When they eventually find Princess Aurora, they also find another contender – Prince Philip – vying for the princess’s heart.
Despite their mutual disdain for each other, Lucy agrees to assist the prince, and Thomas accepts her help to keep him alive long enough to beat out his competition and return to rule his kingdom alongside his perfect bride.
They just don’t count on falling for each other in the process.
Paperback, 292 pages
Expected publication: August 1st 2019
About The Author:
Her favourite memories of her childhood involved weekly trips to the book store after Saturday sports.
Becky loves fast paced stories, cats (most animals really) and strawberries :)
When she's not writing YA fiction.ovies, and chilling with family and friends.