A creative take on a fairy tale retelling, PRINCESS OF THORNS follows the daughter of Sleeping Beauty, Aurora, as she treks through the kingdom to rescue her brother. With elements of other fairy tales brought in (Niklaas’ curse comes to mind), PRINCESS OF THORNS is a wonderful continuation of a beloved fairy tale. Plus, the entire first half of the book has Aurora dressed up as and acting as a boy – a trope I can’t resist – and in this case, it was done well.
Author: Stacey Jay
Having established that I am a sucker for any book that may be even remotely a fairy tale retelling, OF BEAST AND BEAUTY was right up my alley. While ostensibly a Beauty and the Beast retelling, OF BEAST AND BEAUTY contains aspects of many well known tales, including the forbidden love of Romeo and Juliet and the girl locked away in a tower like Rapunzel. With all this, one might expect OF BEAST AND BEAUTY to be a bit scattered or unfocused. Instead, there is an intricate web of character development and plot.
*This title will be released on August 9, 2011* Title: Juliet Immortal Author: Stacey Jay Series: Standalone Cover Art: N/A Genre: Paranormal YA Excerpt: Yes Source: Amazon Vine Reviewed by: Abigail Reading level: Young Adult Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (August 9, 2011) ISBN-10: 0385740166 ISBN-13: 978-0385740166 Sexual Content: Kissing. References to sex. Rating: Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying. Description "These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume." —Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare The… Read more »