Book Review: Sleeping Beauty and the Beast by Melissa Lemon

Sleeping Beauty and the BeastTitle: Sleeping Beauty and the Beast

Author: Melissa Lemon

Release Date: June 24, 2014


Book Summary:

Trapped in a cursed sleep, the only experiences Princess Eglantine has are the ones in her dreams. There she meets Prince Henry of Fallund, a neighboring kingdom on the brink of war.

Meanwhile, Prince Henry’s brother Duncan discovers a vicious beast imprisoned for murder. Captivated by her, he works to free her from both the prison bars she’s locked behind and the ones surrounding her heart and mind. Sleeping Beauty and the Beast reinvents and seamlessly intertwines the classic fairy tales Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.


I loved this story. It is a fantastic twist off of both “Sleeping Beauty” and “Beauty and the Beast.” From the beginning I was intrigued by the story and wanted to find out how it would all end. I became immersed in the story and kept reading until I finished the book. Most of the book comes from the alternating viewpoints of Princess Eglantine and Prince Duncan, which may be why they were my two favorite characters from the book. The names Eglantine and Ovinia did seem a bit odd to me, but it didn’t really detract from the story. What did detract from the story was the need for some more editing. Typos and the like bothered me as a read, but I do really love the story and would like to get a paperback copy of this book.
Rating: 4.5 stars – Highly Recommend
Content: Clean
Source: Review Copy
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