This middle grade debut is Sleeping Beauty like you've never seen it before, about a girl who lives in the shadow of her older sister and the curse that has haunted her from birth.

For years, Briony has lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Rosalin, and the curse that has haunted her from birth--that on the day of her sixteenth birthday she would prick her finger on a spindle and cause everyone in the castle to fall into a 100-year sleep. When the day the curse is set to fall over the kingdom finally arrives, nothing--not even Briony--can stop its evil magic.

You know the story.

But here's something you don't know. When Briony finally wakes up, it's up to her to find out what's really going on, and to save her family and friends from the murderous Thornwood. But who is going to listen to her? This is a story of sisterhood, of friendship, and of the ability of even little sisters to forge their own destiny. The first in a three-book series of fairy tale retellings, these are the stories of the siblings who never made it into the storybook.

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on April 6, 2021 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0593178831
ISBN-13: 9780593178836
6 Book Reviews
  • snorty_hoty
    snorty_hotyThursday, April 15, 2021 at 2:53 pm55 stars
    looks cool
    • love-art
      love-artTuesday, April 13, 2021 at 1:10 pm55 stars
      Looks great!I am gonna read it
      • chuppacobra
        chuppacobraTuesday, April 13, 2021 at 5:35 am55 stars
        sounds like a good book, I would like to read it.
        • unipug2
          unipug2Monday, April 12, 2021 at 3:57 pm
          A tale about the character who never made it into the storybook, this story in a series is a fresh new take on Sleeping Beauty. For fairy tale lovers and sibling rivalry story lovers, Thornwood is a story that, just like a blanket, it will snuggle close inside their hearts, never to be forgotten.I cannot wait to read it!
          • unipug2
            unipug2Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2:57 pm
            A tale about the character who never made it into the storybook, this story in a series is a fresh new take on Sleeping Beauty. For fairy tale lovers and sibling rivalry story lovers, Thornwood is a story that, just like a blanket, it will snuggle close inside their hearts, never to be forgotten.
            • unipug2
              unipug2Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2:52 pm
              While i have not read it yet, i think it is a good book for those who love fairy tales!