In 2015, I’m going to be participating in the 2015 Debut Author Challenge hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and one of the books I’m looking forward to reading is A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas. I heard about this book through Twitter when the book did its cover reveal. A Wicked Thing is based on Sleeping Beauty, but things don’t seem to be quite so 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.
I’m always a sucker for fairy tale retellings, maybe because as a child I was also a sucker for Disney (especially Princess) movies.
I’m looking forward to seeing what this curse aftereffect is and how that will play a role in what kind of ending this princess is going to end up with. It seems like a standalone, so whether she marries or runs is going to make for a very interesting story. I’m also loving the cover with that gorgeous dress and the way she’s all sprawled out.
A Wicked Thing releases February 24, 2015!