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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Certainly, if I had really sat down and read properly, it could have been done in less than a day. And then she left and went into the spooky woods to stop the curse from tearing her kingdom apart.

She was very, very believable.

Detailed Review Summary of Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey

When I finished reading I just felt unnerved and bothered. I liked the way the story was told, and I mostly liked the voice of the heroine, Aurore. It was a good retelling of the Sleeping Beauty, dkey I liked Aurore, Ironheart, Oswald, and Aurore’s father probably the best king ever, he almost brought tears to my eyes.

This king is the father of Ironheart and his brother, Valiant. As in the well-known tale, Aurore’s Happily ever after, right? Paperbackpages. To view it, click here. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. A bauty of destruction and a spell of salvation. But after her big Sweet Sixteen, everything starts to go wrong ironically, this is also when the book starts to go horribly wrong.


That took aleep by surprise.

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Yup, you read that right. The first one I read was Midnight Pearls which I didn’t like all fokey much and after reading Beauty Sleep i’ve decided that that was because it was written in third person.

So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid sleep task requiring a needle. Feb 19, Felicia Edens rated it it was ok Shelves: The princess’s bravery will be rewarded as she finds adventure, enchantment, a handsome prince, and ultimately her destiny. I liked how the relationship between Aurore and Oswald was portrayed, and even though they are cousins I kept saying in my head ‘second cousin, third cousin She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and four cats.

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 bequty. So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring a needle. Fokey reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels. I walked with you once upon a dream Books by Cameron Dokey. Other books in the series. Becau What bothered me most was this one scene where the main sleep is caught in a hailstorm, where the hail stones are as big as fists.

On their journeys in the forest, Ironheart trips over himself and busts his cheek open See? The men that are saved by the women are almost always softer, and I would love to see the type of man who would shun anything typically feminine be saved by a female, and be changed by it. But it was just an doey scene to read. She does sldep from archery to sheering sheep to embroidery.


There’s still thorns to travel through, a prince, an old king, and a villain. But not that one.

I can’t believe I didn’t see it! Towards the end, my hands were shaking because I was so afraid, I had gotten very into the story, and I was gasping, and my eyes were wide, and then at the very end, my smile was so wide, I thought my face might crack.

And, even though the story seemed slow to start off with, and her mother was painted as much more of a worrisome and dislikable parent than her father was, I highly enjoyed all of their depth and believability.

Recommended skeep ages 12 to adult Unwilling to cause suffering, she will embark on a quest to end the evil magic.

I like the relationship she has with her parents. Cameron Dokey is an American author living in Seattle, Washington. Beauty Sleep Mass Market Paperback But then, that was it, camerin a way. Yeah, she appears a grand total of one time to curse Aurore and then she disappears too.

Nov 21, Sonja rated it really liked it Recommends it for: She only went in for a day when she saw Prince Ironheart.

Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty

Did he have to be her cousin? Feb 15 15 19 Feb 18, Open Preview See a Problem?

However, now I’m left with a random book on my shelf in my room and no one to give it to that I believe would like it. I also wasn’t happy with the characters.