A Wicked Thing
Written by: Rhiannon Thomas
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy | Fairytale
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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.
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
A Wicked Thing is a very interesting twist to what happens after Princess Aurora is awaken with a kiss. Let’s just say this is not the HEA you might be expecting.
One hundred years have pasted and everything and everyone Aurora knew is now long dead…all except the one person she would wish dead. The fabled “true love” is a complete stranger who she is suppose to marry. The new royal family is a dictator ship grasping for control…well honestly everyone is trying to gain control of the new commodity known as the “Princess”. Aurora finds herself between a rock and a hard place, becoming a political pawn in a war for ultimate control. She truly doesn’t know who she can trust.
Aurora is pursued by Tristan, a boy she meets at a pub, Prince Rodric, the one who woke her up from her sleep with a kiss and Prince Finnegan, another prince from a land with dragons.
This was an interesting read with a good base but it fell short in the characters relatability. I guess you could say I was intrigued but not riveted to the story. I was drawn mostly to Prince Finnegan but he really had a minor role to the other characters… And even though I found Finnegan the most interesting, I didn’t see any true connections between him and Aurora.
In the end, I give A Wicked Thing 3.5 Stars.
I received this ARC copy of A Wicked Thing from Harper Teen in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication February 24, 2015.