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- Print Length: 83 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 20, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B073HC7LDN
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Awakening (Beyond the Curse Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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I received an ARC of this book and I'm voluntarily leaving my honest review.
Awakening follows the story of Princess Kiera and Prince Phillip in this retelling cross over of Sleeping Beauty and Rumpelstiltskin.
When i began reading Awakened i was pleasantly surprised to see it jumped right into the plot full steam ahead. I didn't expect the plot to head the way that it did within the first few chapters, that's not to say i didn't love it, because i did! It was completely unexpected and inventive and just all round well written. I was a little unsure how i felt about how Phillip and Kiera met and the immediate reactions, but as i read on i realised that i absolutely loved the lack of inhibition. It was fresh, interesting and a bit of a daring approach that i think paid off.
I loved that even though this was a fairytale telling, it had some dark elements. These elements really gave a little bit of depth to the story because it forces you to step out of the 'everything is sunshine and rainbow' frame of mind.
Kiera was in an interesting character, i thought it was interesting and quite entertaining that she just gave herself over to her instincts. She didnt second guess herself, she just accepted that that's what she felt she needed and committed to it.
I wish we had seen some more form Phillip, i just feel like i didn't see as much of his character development because there were a lot of other things to deal with in the plot. I like that he was so supportive and good for Kiera, but i just wanted more of their relationship to come to the forefront.
Laura Greenwood's writing flows beautifully and hooks you from the first few pages. The story is relatively short, but it makes you crave the rest of the books because you need know what is going to happen next. The world building is quite good and i can only imagine how much better it will become over the next few books.
All in all, it was a pretty fantastically written book, and i cannot wait to read the rest.
One of the hardest things there is for an author, is rewriting of a classic book. Naturally even more so when it originally is a childrens tale. Finding the balance between making the story yours as a writer, and still keeping it recognizable to the original is no easy feature. It takes the utmost skill to find the right amount of spice to add, to skillfully make it appealing to much more mature audience.
Very masterly and cleverly done!
I was given the opportunity to read this book for my honest opinion... Every woman has grown up reading sleeping beauty and looking for her prince to come and save her with just a kiss...this book is an adult spin on that classic... On her 18 birthday she is put in a deep sleep... She's able to hear what is going on around her... when her prince finds her and wakes her with his true love kiss.. her life takes a trun she never saw coming... and i dont think you will see it coming either... I'm to read the rest of the books in this series.... I enjoyed this one too much to stop here....
I recommend this book to 18 and over because of the sexual content...