Summary from Goodreads:
Apolline is happy hunting magical creatures on her pirate infested outer-perimeter planet. She is a fantastic shot, and doesn’t flinch at the blood and guts of her kills. Never once did she consider she could be the missing Princess of Tyrone.
All her life, she has heard the story of the Princess, cursed to sleep for eternity, unless her betrothed, the Prince of Oran, gave her true love’s kiss. Although Apolline knows she is betrothed, she thinks her fairy guardians arranged it out of ignorance of human ways. The thought she could be a princess is inconceivable.
Then Allard appears. Handsome, charming—but he’s not hers to have. He’s betrothed, too. Her guardians warn her against her new found friendship, but she and Allard meet in secret anyway. Despite her rough exterior, he sees beyond her gun-slinging bravado, and their love blossoms.
But the deadline for the sleeping curse is approaching. If Apolline falls in love with the wrong person, she could end up sleeping forever.
A quirky, adventurous retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a less than princess-ly princess!
4 out of 5 Stars.
DISCLAIMER – I was sent a free ecopy in exchange for an honest review.
So I am a big fan of fairytale retellings and this retelling of Sleeping Beauty did not disappoint. I loved the futuristic spin on it and how it’s set on various planets. Although it was a bit predicable in places and I’m not always a fan of instant love, I throughly enjoyed reading this story. Apolline is not you typical princess because she was brought up away from that however she was a really strong character and I enjoyed reading more to see how her character developed. I was a big fan of the fairies, I loved there own little quirks that was brought to the story. I also love Allard and I totally ship him and Apolline. Bryanna was an excellent villain but it was a good addition that you got to see her weaker side and find out how she became the way she did. I also enjoyed the other fairytales that were included, which was snow white and cinderella.
Over all this was an enjoyable read and I recommend it to anyone who loves fairytale retellings with a sci-fi twist.
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About the Author
Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.
When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.
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