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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This one has to be the most romantic of the fairy tales oddly enough. Aurore was a great character – headstrong, but she loved her parents so much and tried so hard to be what they wanted.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Just the lingering curse, and Aurore herself. Before we get into the mess that was the plot, one thing you should know about this book is that the narration style is very casual. I felt like the whole time the book was like “this is not the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty but we’re still going to subtly reference it even though, did I mention, it’s NOT the Disney version.

The princess’s bravery will be rewarded as she finds adventure, enchantment, a handsome prince, and ultimately her destiny So off to dreamland she goes.

Acmeron first one I read was Midnight Pearls which I didn’t like all that much and after reading Beauty Sleep i’ve decided that that was because it was written in third person. She cares for her people and is practical minded.

Another bother was the tone of the camerkn. And not only that, but she has children with him. I think my doey would cameton like it. Cameron grew up reading classical literature and mythology, perhaps due to her father, Richard, being a teacher of Philosophy, Creative Writing, and Western Literature. The pace picks up a bit as she enters a magical, forbidden forest and meets Ironheart, a young prince on a quest—to kiss a princess dokry has been sleeping for a hundred years.

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But then, that was it, in a way. Although it was fairly well-written, this lackluster retelling of the Sleeping Beauty myth suffers from lack of character development.

Feb 19, Felicia Edens rated it it was sokey Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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More on that later. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In this variation on the Sleeping Beauty story, the characters prove sympathetic and the setting romantic, but the lack of tension makes for a slow read. Towards the end, my hands were shaking because I was so afraid, I had gotten very into the story, and I was gasping, and my eyes were wide, and then at the very end, my smile was so wide, I thought my face might crack.

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

This is a short, lighthearted read. To ask other readers questions about Beauty Sleepplease sign up. I was drawn dlkey from the “Preamble A fancy way of saying introduction. Add to Cart Add to Cart.

Aurore was a fun character to read about. However, there are a few brief moments of violence, but nothing graphic. She may not be good at everything but she tries it all.

Slee; wasn’t the worst story I’ve ever read, and I was enjoying it, but it certainly wasn’t the best. Apr 25, Melissa McCauley rated it it was ok.


It was a good retelling of the Sleeping Beauty, and I liked Aurore, Ironheart, Oswald, and Aurore’s father probably the best king ever, he almost brought tears to my eyes. For heaven’s sake, the guy married, had a wifehad children, watched them die, basically had a life She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and four cats.


Now the time has come for her to tell us who she I as well.

Simon Pulse October Length: And the part where Aurore sleeps for a hundred years? So, camerom wasn’t Oswald her first fucking cousin, Oswald! I read the book all in one read and had nightmares that night. Reading them now as an adult in my early 20s, my perspective has completely changed. This was an easy and fast paced book to read.

Told in a first-person voice, the narrative struggles between a chatty, modern tone far too full of parenthetical phrases, and a stronger, more traditional voice that emerges in the second half. I was squirming while reading it because of how gross it was. Other editions – View all Beauty Sleep: But by doing so, she manages to find true love.

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The Ordinary Princess by M. I enjoyed this one so much that I realized I hadn’t liked Snow as much as I originally thought and have changed my rating on that one! Both she and the bwauty godmother disappeared the moment after they cast their respective spells, something I found very interesting.

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