Sunday, April 15, 2012

#42: Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer - Maureen McGowan


In this thrilling story full of adventure and romance, Sleeping Beauty is more than just a lonely princess waiting for her prince—she's a brave, tenacious girl who never backs down from a challenge. With vampire-slaying talents that she practices in secret, Sleeping Beauty puts her courage to the test in the dark of night, fighting evil as she searches for a way to break the spell that has cut her off from her family. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Sleeping Beauty and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read!
Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer is an entirely new type of fairy tale–one that will keep today's kids guessing and offer them hours of magical fun.

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 2011)
  • ISBN: 9781607102564

Author Bio:
 Maureen McGowan has long been making up stories. She has twice been a finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart Competition, and in 2008 was a finalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards. Before becoming an author, Maureen held various jobs, including auditor, software development manager, and hedge fund CFO. Born and raised in various Canadian cities, Maureen lived and worked in Northern California and Philadelphia for a number of years. She now lives and writes in Toronto, Canada.


My Opinion:
LOVED IT!!!
It was everything I was hoping for and more... the fact that it has 8 different ways to it, remarkable! Quite clever too, if you think about it.
I loved Sleeping Beauty in this story so much more than the original fairytale, and let me tell you it had a large bit to live up to being my favorite fairytale. She was so independent and strong, and the fact she could defend herself was a bonus!
I realized after I decided to read it, that it's a second in the series. Yes I have the other book, Cinderella Ninja Warrior, but I didn't think I would be lost. I sure don't feel lost now after reading it either.
Good stuff, for everyone 12+.


5/5


Recommend? YES!



Disclaimer: I won my copy. I was not compensated for this post or my opinion.

2 comments:

  1. You caught my attention with fairy tale and vampires. This sounds like a really fun book, I'm adding it to my wish list!

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  2. Super review, Freda! Your enthusiasm for this book really comes across.

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