A dark and sexy reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale from the author of THE DEMON TRAPPERS.
For Briar Rose, life is anything but a fairy tale. She's stuck in a small town in deepest Georgia with parents who won't let her out of their sight, a bunch of small-minded, gossiping neighbours and an evil ex who's spreading nasty rumours about what she may or may not have done in the back of his car. She's tired of it all, so when, on her sixteenth birthday, her parents tell her that she is cursed and will go to sleep for a hundred years when the clock strikes midnight, she's actually kind of glad to leave it all behind. She says her goodbyes, lies down, and closes her eyes . . . And then she wakes up. Cold, alone and in the middle of the darkest, most twisted fairy tale she could ever have dreamed of. Now Briar must fight her way out of the story that has been created for her, but she can't do it alone. She never believed in handsome princes, but now she's met one her only chance is to put her life in his hands, or there will be no happy ever after and no waking up. Less
I honestly enjoyed this story. Briar is a strong main character and I loved the development between her and her friends
On her sixteenth birthday, Briar’s mother has a massive panic about her being out past midnight . This is when we learn of the curse on Briar though you don't find out until later the course.
Briar wakes up in the woods, close to a village that you would expect to be from a good few hundred years ago. But, there are also elements of the new in the village as there are creations made from metal, things being turned into metal etc.
Oliver has beautifully written her own fairy tale in Briar Rose with detailed descriptions to give a sharp image in the readers mind to make the story come alive.
An enjoyable read in a new fairy tale world