Series: A Wicked Thing #1
Published by HarperCollins on February 24th 2015
Genres: Adaptations, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Love & Romance, Royalty, Young Adult
Also by this author: Long May She Reign
ARC provided by HarperCollins
Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of what happens after happily ever after. Vividly imagined scenes of action, romance, and political intrigue are seamlessly woven together to reveal a richly created world… and Sleeping Beauty as she's never been seen before.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 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.
The classic story of Sleeping Beauty doesn’t end with the kiss of true love. A Wicked Thing explores what happens from the moment Aurora wakes up. What if it wasn’t true love? What if Aurora doesn’t want to live happily ever after as the princess? A Wicked Thing was so much fun! I […]