Author: Maureen McGowan
Number of pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
Release Date: 1 April 2011
Series: Book #2 in the Twisted Tales series
Source: review copy provided by publisher through NetGalley
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author's Website, Amazon, Book Depository
Grade: 3 stars
Goodreads appetizer: 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.
My Thoughts: I discovered Maureen McGowan's Twisted Tales series a couple of weeks ago when I read Cinderella: Ninja Warrior, which I loved as you can see in my review.
Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer is the second book in the series and as you can guess from the title this princess is a tough kickass vampire slayer!
As the queen, Lucette's mother has not invited the Vampire Queen to the presentation of her baby and has insulted her, as revenge the Vampire Queen curses the baby that following her 16th birthday should she prick her finger she will spend the days asleep and when she wakes after sundown everyone in the kingdom will be asleep and leave her all alone awake besides the roaming vampires.
Adventurous fairytale adventures where the heroines are very capable of saving themselves, but also get their handsome princes. Fast-paced fun stories, full of danger, adventure and romance.I couldn't sum it up better. These are exciting fairy tales with modern, independent strong and feisty heroines who are the Buffys of classic fairy tales.