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Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS The Princess Aurore has had an unusual childhood. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to . Oct 24, The Paperback of the Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of. by Cameron Dokey . Gr 6- Dokey has taken the familiar “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale. May 20, In this variation on the Sleeping Beauty story, the characters prove sympathetic and the setting romantic, but the lack of tension makes for a.

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The princess’s bravery will be rewarded as she finds adventure, enchantment, a handsome prince, and ultimately her destiny. It got me back on Goodreads.

Aurore was content to live her life the way that she grew up, carefully avoiding anything that would trigger the curse, but the backlash of magic that her avoidance cost her kingdom was too high. It’s also a story of true love, of course, based on a real relationship, and not just looks, or “love at first sight. I purchased this and a few others because I am doing my own retelling that of through maleficent the so called evil fairy. On their journeys in the forest, Ironheart trips over himself and busts his cheek open See?


Go into this like you haven’t heard the fairy tale before because in all reality I think it’s better than the original Sleeping Beauty. Certainly, if I had really sat down and read properly, it could have been done in less than a day.

The book is told in first person, which is not my favorite style of writing, but I still found it difficult to put this one down until I was finished. Sep 16, Nights rated it it was ok. I suppose in the olden times tha I must first admit, I love retold fairy tales.

Spoiler — they are too closely related for my comfort … um, eeewwwww.

Imagine what hailstones the size of fists could do Jun 18, Daniel Osborn rated it really liked it. That must have been another way to make this relationship work otherwise, no?

I shouldn’t care about this, but I really do. I also think Ironheart was not the one for her, although he was sweet, a whole life story had been already built for Bbeauty and Aurore. And did she have to kiss him while he was still old? For heaven’s sake, the beauyy married, had a wifehad children, watched them die, basically had a life Jun 30, Figgy added it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Other editions – View all Beauty Sleep: The “sorceress” that casts the spell on Aurore is called Jane. So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring a needle. Otherwise, this book is incredibly well done and the author has done a wonderful job of flushing out this beautiful story. That’s another thing I couldn’t get on board with.


Detailed Review Summary of Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey

Slewp Dokey absolutely did it. Selected pages Table of Contents. Did I even read the same book as everyone else? So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring Books by Cameron Dokey.

The entire time Aurore and Oswald ironically known as Prince Charming are fighting back and forth, I had this vile tingling cameton kept crawling up and down my spine. Unwilling to cause suffering, she will embark on a quest to end the evil magic.

Want to Read Slewp Reading Read. Ok, the best part is that cousin Oswald has done a great job as the steward of her kingdom, and all of her people have prospered under his guidance, while he and his children and grandchildren have kept the throne warm for her return.