Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

The Sleeping Beauty by Mercedes Lackey

Title: The Sleeping Beauty
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Series: 500 Kingdoms #5
Genre: Fairy tale retellings
Setting: The Five Hundred Kingdoms, where the Tradition rules all life.
Reason for Reading: I have enjoyed the previous books in this series.
Finished In: Days
Pages: 345
Copyright Date: 2010
Cover: Very pink. A woman in a fuschia gown has her hand to her face, as though she just woke up. Roses are around her, and a knight lurks in the background.
First line: "Mirror, mirror, in my hand, who's the fairest in the land?' Fairy Godmother Lily stared intently into the book-size, gilt-framed mirror she held cupped between her palms, and muttered under her breath, 'And if you say you are, Jimson, I am going to hurl you so hard against the wall they'll be looking for your shards with tweezers for years.'"
Best part: The inclusion of the Ring Cycle in this was quite frankly hilarious.
Worst part: A few aspects of the story seemed a little too easy.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Nolita Fairy Tale" by Vanessa Carlton
Grade: C+
Recommended for: Anyone who enjoys the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale should give it a look.
Related Reads: The Fairy Godmother by the same author. Godmother by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment