The sleeping girl has no idea she is asleep.
After Aleyna witnessed the cruel deaths of her family, she was put to sleep by Ezralon the unicorn. He has been keeping her safe, hidden in the forest, until her true prince could come and rescue her.
While Aleyna is protected in the forest, her spirit walks the halls of her ruined, deserted castle in a dream-like existence, believing everything is still perfect. However, she is halted in this state—almost as if time were frozen—until the prince awakens her.
Prince Darién of Lybrooke Court loves a challenge as much as the next man, but believes it will be a fool’s errand to rescue a ghost who is already dead! He’s convinced no one could have survived sleeping thirty years, so what is the point of rescuing a girl who is quite content to haunt on her own?
Of course, if Darién wasn’t so afraid of ghouls, this whole thing could be much easier to fathom…
Title: Sleeping Beauty
Author: Jenni James
Publisher: StoneHouse Ink
Release Date: December 1, 2012
Size: eBook (print coming soon)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Faerie Tale Collection: Beauty and the Beast (#1)
In all the fairy tales…Sleeping Beauty just lies there…beautifully sleeping!
What if that were not so?
What if Sleeping Beauty were in fact roaming the castle…
Conversing with the servants…
Helping the cook…
Can it be?
Or is it a dream…
Just a dream in Sleeping Beauty’s…sleeping mind?
Will the Prince come and wake her…and if so…will she be able to fight off the evil Villeria?
Or is living in a dream world better protection from the true world around her?
An amazing retelling of a wonderful story!
Jenni James is definitely one of my favorite authors!
I LOVE her books!
As with the other story I’ve read in this faerie tale collection, this retelling wasn’t my favorite. There are some interesting angles to the retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story, but a lot of the story felt a bit melodramatic to me.