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Princess of Thorns
Princess of Thorns | Stacey Jay
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Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.   It’s been ten years since Princess Aurora’s mother, the Sleeping Beauty, sacrificed her life to give her daughter her magical powers. Aurora knows that magic is never free. The price for hers is that she will never know romantic love.      Prince Niklaas is living on borrowed time. Unless he is able to convince a princess to marry him before his eighteenth birthday, he will meet the same terrible fate as his ten older brothers.      When Niklaas and Aurora meet under unusual circumstances, they must race to prevent the fulfillment of an ogre prophecy foretelling the end of human life. But will they be able to break their curses? “Compelling and action-packed. . . . The combination of adventure; lovable, complex characters; and a touch of romance make this a book that teens will be drawn to, especially those who appreciate strong female protagonists.”—School Library Journal “The plotting is impeccable, the world building ample, and the resolution neatly done without feeling pat.”—Booklist  “The banter between rakish Niklaas and feisty Aurora is crackling with chemistry and wit.”—The Bulletin “We absolutely loved Stacey Jay’s Princess of Thorns, a riveting retelling of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ that's full of action, drama and romance.”—romantictimes.com “Will appeal to fantasy lovers.”—VOYA “Jay creates people with real flaws, but endows them with enough integrity to be characters to respect and want to know.”—examiner.com Praise for Juliet Immortal “The bones of the classic Beauty and the Beast story are all here, imaginatively fleshed out with tropes from science fiction, fantasy, even political drama. . . . Will please readers who like to believe that fairy tales can come true, even under dire circumstances.” —The Bulletin, Recommended Praise for Of Beast and Beauty “The romance is intense, and so is the horror in this strong reversal of the Romeo and Juliet story. . . . Teens will enjoy the macabre fantasy story of forbidden love.” —BooklistFrom the Hardcover edition.
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hes7
Princess of Thorns | Stacey Jay
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I‘m a big fan of #audiobook(s). Even if I own a print copy, I‘m far more likely to read a book if I have access to the audio version—like today, with Princess of Thorns, a YA fairytale-inspired story I really enjoyed. #30junebooks

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bunny
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I don't think I'd recommend this book unreservedly, since there were a few parts that made me roll my eyes or wince. However, it was never enough to keep me from enjoying what I was reading overall. I found this to be an absorbing tale and interesting twist on the world of Sleeping Beauty.

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Courtneymal17
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This book was ok, but it seemed like a lot of a jumbled mess. There were too many different ideas that weren‘t fully fleshed out and I feel like a lot of editing for clarity was needed. I did enjoy it, particularly at the end. 3.25*

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enchantedwithwords
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I can't wait to read this! I love fairytale retellings! Anyone read this? Thoughts? 🤗

#books #book #flowers #fairytaleretellings #bookworm #booknerd #bookphotography #bookobsessed #bookcover

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Webookingloveit
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Finally finished Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay. I enjoyed the story but for some reason I found the writing hard to click with, I was never eager to pick the book up after putting it down which is why it took me a week to finish it! A nice retelling though, good Sleeping Beauty retellings are difficult to find!

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actualdisneyprincess
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This has gotten some really harsh reviews on Goodreads for various reasons, and while it isn't the strongest fairytale-reimagining out there - and in fact, tries to reimagine a BUNCH - it doesn't seem to deserve the vicious pans, either. (It's a standalone, do you really expect an ENTIRE history spelled out?) It's frothy but enjoyable, with a heroine who at least isn't totally hateful, even if she's a little bit of an idiot on occasion.

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actualdisneyprincess
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I love reimagined fairytales, especially ones in which the princess becomes her own heroine; so far, this is kind of a melange of a /bunch/ of tales, not just "Sleeping Beauty," which sort of does it a disservice, but it's still enjoyable! (And it's a standalone!) #princessofthorns #staceyjay

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398.2
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Worked all weekend. BOOOOOO but it was so slow that I was able to read this. Just picked this book up for $6.50. Always a plus when you find cheap books to fulfill your habit lol. I am huge fan of fairy tale retellings. It follows the daughter of Sleeping Beauty. It slowed down in the middle for me but it picked back up.

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briski
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Oh my, the relationship in this is just the sweetest! Also, any book with a princess pretending to be a prince is destined to be an entertaining read. It's a pick for sure!

398.2 I just got this! I am excited about it! 2y
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saholmes
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Beautiful book! Well written and fast-paced. Loved the extension of the Sleeping Beauty story! Can't wait to read more by Stacey Jay! #youngadult