About the book: Trapped in a cursed sleep, the only experiences Princess Eglantine has are the ones in her dreams. There she meets Prince Henry of Fallund, a neighboring kingdom on the brink of war.
Meanwhile, Prince Henry's brother Duncan discovers a vicious beast imprisoned for murder. Captivated by her, he works to free her from both the prison bars she's locked behind and the ones surrounding her heart and mind. Sleeping Beauty and the Beast reinvents and seamlessly intertwines the classic fairy tales Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.
My review: I love Melissa Lemon's fairy-tale re-tellings. I love that you know any time you pick up one of her books that you are going to get a great, clean story that you won't want to put down. This book is all of that and more! I loved the way that she's woven two fairy-tales together, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. The way she does this is really clever. The book is about two brothers, both princes and two women. One is sleeping forever, or until someone figures out how to wake her and the other is a young woman treated so badly that she's turned into a beast that no one can stand to be around, and she's been charged with murder. It's interesting how the sleeping princess, Eglantine, meets Prince Henry as she's traveling through her dream world. He's the only one who's ever been able to see her in any of her dreams. This was really fun and really original. I loved how Eglantine would try to make him look bad to the others in the room, just because she could, so funny! I also really liked how Prince Duncan tried everything that he could to make the beastly woman happy, such a sweetheart. The ending of this book was fairy-tale perfect. You won't want to miss it!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase link: Amazon
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