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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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It does not fit. Hints abound that Oswald might seek revenge but, in fact, he and year-old Aurore fall for each other. It was pretty predictible from the very beginning it was quite clear that Aurore will be with Oswald from the ball scene One of camerin hits her on the head, and she’s fine.

For that I did enjoy it. Dokey defintely knows how to weave a story and make things come full circle. More on that later.

I don’t think I can even start to describe this book Aurora was happy but there camerln things that didn’t quite sit right with me because I’m not sure that I would’ve been able to be happy with how things went down.

BEAUTY SLEEP by Cameron Dokey | Kirkus Reviews

Unable to sew beauy embroider like most little princesses, Aurore instead explores the castle grounds and beyond, where her warmth and generosity soon endear her to the townspeople. Preview — Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey. But it was just an uncomfortable scene to read.

Much of the dialogue does not fit the fairy-tale world. Royal cousins even siblings used to marry all the time. Aurore is a strong cameton girl, always stands up for herself. Otherwise, this book is incredibly well done and the author has done a wonderful job of flushing out this beautiful story. 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.

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I even liked why she was cursed to start with, the way the curse played out, and how she spent her years asleep. This book seems the poorer for it.

Some good points to the story is the fact the she already assumes at least beauty beahty when she is telling the story that you already know that it will start out with once upon a time and ending with happily ever after.

Forbidden princesslike tasks of embroidery and sewing, her parents tried to interest Aurore in painting and weaving, both of which Aurore hated. But I felt it could have been done better.

As a whole, all the books have the same overarching problems; the book stays nowhere near true to either the original tale or as I suspect the Disney princess films that they market themselves after, and the true love aspect is botched horrifically.

The missing plot holes, the juvenile characters, and the extremely disturbing final act has pretty much put me off from rereading any more of this series.

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Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Once Upon a Time. 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. But the whole magic-all-around-you stuff was rather confusing, there were a lot of gaps in the story like how she met Ironheart while she was still awake when supposedly cmaeron ought to have been asleep for the years t I’d give this book 2 and a half stars if I could,it was little more than OK but I can’t say I liked it a lot.

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Sleeping Beauty is one of my favorite fairy tales, but this one seemed too casual and a little silly.

Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to prick her finger at the age of sixteen and sleep for one hundred years — until a prince awakens her with a kiss. Another bother was the tone of the story. Before the romance can develop, she must leave the castle, lest the curse on her harm the kingdom. Apr 08, Jennifer rated it it was ok Shelves: The ending is a big surprise and there are a lot of plot twists along the way, but, although difficult to accept at first, I find that I really enjoyed the author’s creativity and unique adaptation of this fairy tale.

It felt far too convenient, to me. Don’t get me wrong it’s not like a thriller with major twists speep every page, but I honestly didn’t have everything figured out from the beginning.

Detailed Review Summary of Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey

She as she states in the very beginning hates to start off any story as once upon a time whether or not she thinks it as a cliche. I wished she would have described more of the pricking of the finger which is what the tale relies on.

Anyway, I really liked the entire thing. How long I loved you? What could have been an interesting twist on such a familiar fairy tale is just not fleshed out enough to satisfy me. She’s independent and decides to do dookey about her curse. I didn’t really like how the narrator used brackets to tell us super obvious parts of the story.