Briar Rose

Briar Rose

Book - 2013
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Briar Rose believes in fairy tales . . . And now, because of a family curse, she's living one. Doomed to fall asleep for one hundred years on her sixteenth birthday, Briar has woken up in the darkest, most twisted fairy tale she could ever have dreamed of - miles away from the safe, boring small-town life that she has left behind. Briar must fight her way out of the story, but she can't do it alone. She always believed in handsome princes, and 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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