I could still remember that sometimes, I hate fairy tales as a child. They lacked action, and the princesses in the stories are always ‘damsel in distress’ sort of girl. And they’re always waiting for their prince or knight in shining armour to rescue them from the tower or something. I did not exactly fancy those sweet and docile fairy tales. It annoys me that the princesses or the heroines always have to depend on men in order to have their ‘happily ever after’. My dad always have to make up his own stories where the heroines are much more dynamic instead of just docile.
After reading Cinderella: Ninja Warrior by Ms. Maureen McGowan, I knew I had to have more of these twisted fairy tales where the heroine is full of courage and bravery instead of merely princesses who were dreaming for their true love while being locked away in a tower.
Like Cinderella, Ms. McGowan’s Sleeping Beauty is another dynamic character, and like Cinderella, I adore Ms. McGowan’s version of Sleeping Beauty, and I had a lot of fun making decision on Sleeping Beauty’s behalf as I read along. This is really a fun book, and I would suggest this to every young adult and those young at heart if they’re looking for something different in a fairy tale. Thumbs up for Ms. McGowan’s Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer.
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. Highly recommended to those who loves action-packed fairy tales.
I received this ARC from Baker & Taylor Publishing Group (Silver Dolphin Books) via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review for this book, and I was not compensated in any ways for reviewing this book.
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Cleffairy: I kinda hate stories about meek, submissive women. We’re more than just a damsel in distress, waiting for the knight in shining armour in a locked tower!