Book Reviews

Sleeping Beauty by K.M. Shea

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 272
Series: Timeless Fairy Tales #8
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Fairy Tale retelling
Publish: Dec 15, 2016
Rating: 3.5 stars


Briar Rose, a clever peasant girl, feels only pity for the mysterious Princess Rosalinda–the hidden princess who was cursed to prick her finger on a spindle and fall asleep until true love’s kiss awakens her. But her pity turns into horror when Briar learns she is the secret princess, and Isaia, her childhood friend, is really a Magic Knight sworn to protect her.

Briar reluctantly embraces her new life as a princess, and is reunited with her mother, father, and her grandfather–the king. But calamity strikes when Carabosso, the evil mage who cursed her as a baby, returns and plunders the countryside. Unfortunately, the king refuses to dispatch the Magic Knights to protect the people, and instead orders the knights to stay in the capital to guard Briar. But Briar is not the demure princess her family desires, and she vows to save her people if her parents and grandfather will not.

Will the curse consume Briar, or–with help from Isaia–can she beat Carabosso at his own game?

SLEEPING BEAUTY is a fairy tale retelling and the eighth book of the TIMELESS FAIRY TALES series. The books in this series take place in the same world and can be read all together, or as individual, stand-alone books. If you enjoy compelling characters, sweet romance, and magical jokes, download a sample or buy it today!


Briar Rose grew up in a small village. She had her best friend Isaia and she was in search of an easy and carefree life. That is until she finds out she is the cursed princess and Isaia is really a Magic Knight of Sole. She is then whisked away to the palace to wait until her curse hits or if she can find her true love.

I didn’t like Briar at first. She seemed a bit annoying. But about halfway through I started liking her. I am not a fan of Isaia. I mean he was written great but compared to the other heroes in this series he just falls flat. Maybe it’s just me.

So far this is my least favorite of the series and it is based on my second favorite fairy tale. I am a little sadden by the thought. But on to the next in the series which is The Frog Prince which I am in love with Disney’s reimagine of the classic story.

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