Have you ever wondered what happens to the other people in the fairy tale?My Thoughts: This was a quirky little story about an ordinary girl woven into the threads of Sleeping Beauty's tale. I really liked that Talia wasn't chaste and she wasn't particularly sweet and she was a sometimes rotten daughter but she when she loved she loved with all her heart.
Things look grim for Talia and her mother. By royal proclamation, the constables and those annoying "good" fairies have taken away their livelihood by confiscating their spinning wheel. Something to do with a curse on the princess, they said.
Not every young lady has a fairy godmother rushing to her rescue.
Without the promise of an income from spinning, Talia's prospects for marriage disappear, and she and her mother face destitution. Past caring about breaking an arbitrary and cruel law, rebellious Talia determines to build a new spinning wheel, the only one in the nation—which plays right into the evil fairy's diabolical plan. Talia discovers that finding a happy ending requires sacrifice. But is it a sacrifice she's willing to make?
A very quick read that twisted the old fairy tale just enough to make it feel fresh and new. Honestly, it was a nice way to kill an hour between customers while at work.
Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge (IMM 02/27/11)