Briar Rose

Briar Rose

Book - 2013
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For Briar Rose, life is anything but a fairy tale. She's stuck in a small town in deepest Georgia with parents who won't let her out of their sight, a bunch of small-minded, gossiping neighbours and an evil ex who's spreading nasty rumours about what she may or may not have done in the back of his car. She's tired of it all, so when, on her sixteenth birthday, her parents tell her that she is cursed and will go to sleep for a hundred years when the clock strikes midnight, she's actually kind of glad to leave it all behind. She says her goodbyes, lies down, and closes her eyes...... And then she wakes up. Cold, alone and in the middle of the darkest, most twisted fairy tale she could ever have dreamed of. Now Briar must fight her way out of the story that has been created for her, but she can't do it alone. She never believed in handsome princes, but now she's met one her only chance is to put her life in his hands, or there will be no happy ever after and no waking up.
Publisher: London, England : Macmillan Children's Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781447241096
Branch Call Number: FIC Olive
Characteristics: 469 p

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0Charlie Apr 02, 2014

I'm always leery of works based on fairy tales. I was pleased that a lot of imagination went into this book. Although the main characters are from the modern world (tourists and cellphones), a good bit of the story takes place in an alternate timeline. I appreciate that the heroine is self-aware and relies on her own instincts to solve her problems. Given that, she also has friends that are willing to fight for her as well. Recommended for readers of fantasy fiction.

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