Sunday, April 3, 2016

Book Review: Once Upon a Dream. A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell /Teens-YA /NETGALLEY ARC

Hello dear Readers,

Below my book review of Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell 

Title: Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tales
Rating: 2/5 Stars
Genre: Teens-YA
Author: Liz Braswell
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Language: English
Hardcover: 448 pages
Meet the Author: Liz Braswell
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description
What if the sleeping beauty never woke up? Once Upon a Dream marks the second book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. 

It should be simple--a dragon defeated, a slumbering princess in a castle, a prince poised to wake her. But when the prince falls asleep as his lips touch the fair maiden's, it is clear that this fairy tale is far from over. 

With a desperate fairy's last curse controlling her mind, Princess Aurora must escape from a different castle of thorns and navigate a dangerously magical landscape--created from her very own dreams. Aurora isn't alone--a charming prince is eager to join her quest, and old friends offer their help. But as Maleficent's agents follow her every move, Aurora struggles to discover who her true allies are and, moreover, who she truly is. Time is running out. Will the sleeping beauty be able to wake herself up?

My Thoughts

I read the first book in the Series, A Whole New World, which is a retelling of Aladdin and even though I did not like it I decided to read this the second book. The premise sounded really good, What if the sleeping beauty never woke up? It has that different factor a retelling story is supposed to have, which I did not see in the first book, unfortunately I did not see it in this book either. 

I had the same issues as with the first book, the writing and how the good premise was just that.  Again, at one point along the way I felt the story took a different direction and the whole story was not interesting anymore. Couldn't connect with the story. I kept waiting for that moment for the story to take off and see that something special the premise offers but sadly did not happen for me.

Thank you Disney Press and Netgalley for sending the ARC copy, in exchange for an honest review.


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