Freda’s Voice hosts the Friday 56 meme, and I wanted to take part. Here are the rules:
1. Find a book and turn to page 56 (e-books, go to 56% of the book or however you would like)
2. Find a line(s) that interest you and post!
That’s it. Oh! If you do it, you should add yourself to her linky which you can find on her page.
Now on to my choice!
The door must be locked to keep her safe. What was the explanation now? Was the queen protecting her?
Or was she keeping a valuable asset in?
Rhiannon Thomas’s dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.
Her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.
As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.
Rhiannon Thomas weaves together vivid scenes of action, romance, and gorgeous gowns to reveal a richly imagined world … and Sleeping Beauty as she’s never been seen before.
Sleeping Beauty is one of the princess fairytales that I just didn’t get into. However, I am intrigued by what happens after Aurora wakes up. What happens after Maleficent is killed and she’s supposed to live happily ever after with her prince. Well, this book is Rhiannon Thomas’s idea of what happens after.