Friday, June 06, 2014

2014 book 126

Merrie Haskell's The Castle Behind Thorns
This is a super cute sort-of-retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story, involving a boy who wakes up inside the mysterious broken thorn-covered castle in his town--and it's soon very clear that an earthquake wasn't the reason it was abandoned. Then the heiress, formerly dead, COMES BACK TO LIFE. Which is . . . a little unsettling, but also pretty cool. I really liked how this all played out and will have to check out more of Haskell's works. A-.

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