Monday, April 18, 2011

Review: Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer by Maureen McGowan

Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer
by Maureen McGowan

The Book:
Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer is the second book in Twisted Tales written by Maureen McGowan. Though you don´t need to read the first book first, since they are two different stories. I read this one first and it´s book number 2 :P
The first book is called Cinderella: Ninja Warrior.

ISBN13: 9781607102564
320 pages

Read: April 2011
Language: English

I got this book from Baker and Taylor Publishing Group, through Netgalley.

Summary: (from Goodreads)
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!
Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer is an entirely new type of fairy tale–one that will keep today's kids guessing and offer them hours of magical fun.

The Story:
This story is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. Though it also made me think of snow white while I read it. But it has nothing to do with the story :P
Soo... The story starts out as the fairytale we all know. A little girl who gets cursed. And the curse starts when she prick her finger. At age 16. The curse makes her sleep during the whole day and walk the city at night. The curse also effects the whole city who falls asleep during the whole night. So the princess is the only one to walk the city at night.
Unless she gets visits from vampires seeking to drink blood from humans.
As said this is a retelling, including vampires. The princess get allies and try to survive and save her people from the vampires. While trying to get cured from the curse. Which can only be done if she meets her one true love. But how, when everyone is sleeping?
Will she make it? And can she stop the vampires from invading etc.

My Opinion:
I really enjoyed this book :) It was super exciting and you never knew what would happen. Because when you thought ohh.. this and this will probably happen. Everything took a turn and something different happened.. That was just awesome and super exciting to read. And after every chapter you was able to make some decisions in what should happen. But still you could not see 100% what was coming.
Therefor I choose to rate this book 5 out of 6 stars.

Because it´s a fun and different re-telling of a fairytale :) Where everything could happen :)
Uhh.. and yeah it has a triangle love drama.. Who doesn´t love that :P

Check also:
- Read about and add to Goodreads
- Authors homepage
- Review of Twisted Tales 1 (coming soon)
- Teaser from Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer

Have you read this book?? And what did you think :)
What do you think of fairytales being retold :)


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