A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas

Genre: YA Fiction
Type: Trilogy

Date Published: February 24, 2015
Sequel: Untitled (2016)
Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary:Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.

One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.

Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.

As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.

Rhiannon Thomas weaves together vivid scenes of action, romance, and gorgeous gowns to reveal a richly imagined world … and Sleeping Beauty as she’s never been seen before. 

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Review: As a fan of fairytales, I was fairly disappointed in this book. The pacing was very slow and the events were predictable that I have to put the book down a couple of times. To say the least, it was boring. Aurora is very humane and her reactions are very realistic but throughout the book, she doesn't develop very much as the protagonist. However, I did enjoy the writing. It was not the best debut novel but I think Thomas could make a comeback with a better plot with more action in the book.

Rating: 2/5