In this thrilling story full of adventure and romance, Sleeping Beauty is more than just a lonely princess waiting for her prince—she's a brave, tenacious girl who never backs down from a challenge. With vampire-slaying talents that she practices in secret, Sleeping Beauty puts her courage to the test in the dark of night, fighting evil as she searches for a way to break the spell that has cut her off from her family. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Sleeping Beauty and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read!My Thoughts: This book was a little darker than Cinderella: Ninja Warrior and I, for one, thought it worked very nicely. In fact, there were things that happened to poor Lucette that made me go like this: O_o For all you parents out there, generally speaking it's not appropriate parental behavior to lock your child in a tower. In fact, the only situation in which I could advocate doing so would be if the Zombie Apocalypse was nigh and you were locked in there with them fending off the slavering horde. *nods*
Overall, this book moved quickly, the characters were fun and full of action, and the bad guy was pretty darn nasty. I always enjoy a bad guy who's unrepentantly bad. One who chose their path and sticks to it despite the bodies piling up around them. I got that here.
A fun twist on the Sleeping Beauty myth that lets our heroine be strong and fight her own battles.
Other reviews in this series:
Book 1: Cinderella: Ninja Warrior
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