The classic fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty is transformed into a dazzling new story of two sisters fighting a powerful curse by Diane Zahler, the acclaimed author of The Thirteenth Princess. Briskly paced and full of lush descriptions, readers who enjoy the work of Shannon Hale and Gail Carson Levine will be swept away by this spellbinding novel
The daughters of Sleeping Beauty, Princesses Aurora and Luna, have grown up in a cliff-top palace by the sea, where they are carefully protected by their parents. No one visits, the girls cannot stray beyond the castle walls, and all sharp objects are forbidden here.
But accidents will happen--particularly when an old curse still has power. Soon, in spite of all precautions, Aurora is struggling not to slip into an enchanted sleep.
Frantic, the princesses accept the help of a young fisherman named Symon and embark on a daring ocean voyage to find their aunt--a fairy who may be able to break the spell. From fearsome beasts to raging storms, many dangers befall them, yet they must not give up . . . for if Aurora sleeps, she will not wake for one hundred years.
Number of Pages: 256
Reviewed by Dee Dee, age 13
Sleeping Beauty’s Daughters by Diane Zahler is a great book for younger readers. The story has an engaging plot line that grabs the reader’s attention but is simple enough that a person of any age can follow it. I would specifically recommend the book for girls between the ages of 7 and 10 who enjoy fairytales. If you are looking for other books similar to this, I would recommend other books by the author as she has several other great books based off classic fairytales.
This book releases in August of 2013!
Dee Dee, age 13