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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Camerpn no one in that land know about genetic disorders and all that?! This story quickly dismisses any notion that this will be anything similar to the Disney version; or the Grimm brothers’s version for that matter. Themes of a deep magical world, opposites at war with one another and Prince Charming starting out not-so-charming hold a lot of promise. It got me back on Goodreads. Otherwise, this book is incredibly well done and the author has done a wonderful job of flushing out this beautiful story.

It beauuty pretty predictible from the very beginning it was quite clear that Aurore will be with Oswald from the ball scene Went into the forest?

She learns to start a fire, xleep a dookey and countless other things that seem “unprincess like”. Although it was fairly well-written, this lackluster retelling of the Sleeping Beauty myth suffers from lack of character development. A Million More Pages: I thought the kiss could only be waken by true love’s kiss. I liked the Introduction, but I can’t really say that I had any favorite moments cameronn than that, or favorite characters. This retelling keeps the barest plot points of the story, but everything else about it goes completely down the toilet.

I just wonder what made her do it here. Magic fixes that relationship, for awhile, but it all just seemed too ridiculous.

It was nice, but there are definitely far better retellings from this series, like Golden or Before Midnight. It’s been a few years since I’ve read dlkey but from I can remember: Did I even read the same book as everyone else?


eleep I really enjoyed the story up to a point. It just wasn’t what I expected, mostly just the ending though. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Once I read that, it ruined the book for me and there was no redeeming it. The princess Aurora is the type of princess everyone loves.

Beauty Sleep Book Summary and Study Guide

Feb 19, Felicia Edens rated it it was ok Shelves: A totally refreshing change. Lists with This Book. I gave it 2 stars, because the writing was good, and it started off well.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The review of this Book prepared by Debbie. I was expecting to be massively disappointed in any retelling of Sleeping Beauty after reading Spindle’s Endbecause, I mean, c’mon.

It doesn’t even explain cmaeron he can live so old.

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As in the well-known tale, Aurore’s She’s independent and decides to do something about her curse. Her favorite read is J. It made the narrator and main character sound like a pompous, spoilt brat.

That must have been another way to make this bdauty work otherwise, no? And Dokey absolutely did it. The ending ruined what had been an otherwise charming book. Overall, I highly enjoyed the message and theme of discovering yourself, of no longer remaining invisible to those around you, of being aware of your own inner nature and of finally finding who you are.

The ending is a beauyt surprise and there are a lot of plot twists along the way, but, although difficult to accept at first, I find that I really enjoyed the author’s creativity and unique adaptation of this fairy tale. And magically, he turns into a handsome young man again. I enjoyed this one so beahty that I realized I hadn’t liked Sno Great fun! They broke a few of my windows, dinted cars, even killed one of my chickens.


What threw me off was the ending. This retelling of “Sleeping Beauty” was fun and charming, with plenty of twists and turns and lots of adventure. I liked how the relationship between Aurore and Oswald was portrayed, and even though they are cousins I kept saying in my head ‘second cousin, third cousin So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring Probably overflowing with joy, Ironheart kisses her and she wakes up.

Other books in the series. Not one, but three. At first it went along like your typical Sleeping beauty, but what made it a novel after my heart was the fact that the princess, Aurore, takes things into her own hands, and leaves everything that she loves behind in order to save her whole kingdom.

Cameron has one husband and three cats, and is th Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Washington. The first one I read was Midnight Pearls which I didn’t like all that much and after reading Beauty Sleep i’ve decided that doky was because it was written in third person. I know the time shift — sleeping for a hundred years — definitely throws the story a curve, but this retelling takes it a bit far.

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

There is no inappropriate language and contains nothing more than a sweet kiss. She as she states in the very beginning hates to start off any story as once upon a time whether or slepe she thinks it as a cliche.

She goes to a magical forest, meets a guy and brings him out as a hundred years pass.