Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS The Princess Aurore has had an unusual childhood. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to . Oct 24, The Paperback of the Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of. by Cameron Dokey . Gr 6- Dokey has taken the familiar “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale. May 20, In this variation on the Sleeping Beauty story, the characters prove sympathetic and the setting romantic, but the lack of tension makes for a.

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BEAUTY SLEEP by Cameron Dokey | Kirkus Reviews

Not too long ago, I experienced a horrible hailstorm, where the hailstones were as big as golf balls, and THEY caused thousands of dollars of damage for people all across the city. Feb 19, Domey Edens rated it it was ok Shelves: I also think Ironheart camerkn not the one for her, although he was sweet, a whole life story had been already built for Oswald and Aurore.

So right in front of poor Ironheart, Aurore kisses beaut Oswald. But it makes it very hard This review is also posted on my blog. And the part where Aurore sleeps for a hundred years? Feb 15 camerob 19 Feb 18, Aurore was a great character – headstrong, but she loved her parents so much and tried so hard to be what they wanted.

Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite fairy tales, but this one seemed too casual and a little silly. Aurore was content to live her life the way that she grew up, carefully avoiding anything that would trigger the curse, but the backlash of magic that her avoidance cost her kingdom was too high.

I even liked why she was cursed to start with, the way the curse played out, and how she spent her years asleep. What threw me off was the ending. He also happens to be… Oswald. The entire time Aurore and Oswald ironically known as Prince Charming are fighting back and forth, I had this vile tingling that kept crawling up and down my spine.


On her sixteenth birthday, Aurore learns that the impending curse will harm not only her, but the entire kingdom as well. That took me by surprise. This was a very unique re-telling and I enjoyed it very much.

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

There aren’t evil witches or fairy godmothers or anything like that. I understood where it was coming from, in the true love aspect – it certainly lasted longer and was more real than anything Aurore and Ironheart shared, for sure. Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Slee.

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Detailed Review Summary of Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey

I purchased this and a few others because I am doing my own retelling that of through maleficent the so called evil fairy. Dec 29, Tina rated it liked it. Her voice is very warm but not overdone, which is an issue I have with a lot of teen fiction – it just feels like too much at some points.

Jun 18, Daniel Osborn rated it really liked it. Becau What bothered me most was this one scene where the main character is caught in a hailstorm, where the hail stones are as big as fists. Another thing I don’t get: Unable to sew or embroider like most little princesses, Aurore instead explores the castle grounds and beyond, beautg her camero and generosity soon endear her to the townspeople.

Does no one in that land know bezuty genetic disorders and all that?! To ask other readers questions about Beauty Sleepplease sign up. Once she is sixteen havoc starts beaugy ensue upon the kingdom and she knows what she has to do The first one I read was Midnight Pearls which I didn’t like all that much and after reading Beauty Sleep i’ve decided that that was because it was written in third person.


It seems too modern. It was just a delightful book. Account Options Sign in.


They do have different authors which is probably the difference. I know, true love, and all that.

Not one, but three. There beeauty one forgotten, embittered woman who resided at court who seized the opportunity to curse the sleeping baby and then disappeared.

They decide to inject creepy shit that used to happen regularly back in the day into their new version of the tale. The old friends can reunite! This book is written in the style of a journal with Aurore recounting the events of her life. I walked with you once upon a baeuty I get that she is a princess of the common people, less interested in princess-like bauty.

She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and four cats.

See 1 question about Beauty Sleep…. It went from being mildly enjoyable to me needing to bleach my brains out to forget what I just read.

This was a fun an interesting retelling of the tale Sleeping Beauty. Jan 12, Stefania rated it liked it Recommends it for: Kaye Mythenea Awakens by Rick E. When I finished reading I just felt unnerved and bothered. On her sixteenth birthday, Aurore learns that the impending curse will harm not only her, but the entire kingdom as well.

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