Thursday, March 26, 2015
A Wicked Thing
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.
Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.
As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.
Rhiannon Thomas weaves together vivid scenes of action, romance, and gorgeous gowns to reveal a richly imagined world … and Sleeping Beauty as she’s never been seen before.
This book was just alright. It didn't impress me, although I had no problem finishing it. I kept wanting to see more romance happen, but it just wasn't there. The ending had an interesting twist that definitely pulled me in. I liked the way that was done. At the same time though, I don't really have a desire to read the next book in the series when it comes out.
Another thing that I didn't understand was why they changed Malificient's name. The kept Aurora's name. Maybe that's dumb that I was bothered by that. I just didn't understand why they kept one name, but changed another one.
Do I recommend this book? If you love fairy tale retellings then you will probably like this book. Or if you don't mind a kind of monotone book that has an exciting twist at the end. It really wasn't as bad as I have made it seem. It just wasn't exciting.
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.