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I loved the first book so much, and now I can’t wait for:
Rose & Thorn (Ash & Bramble #2) by Sarah Prineas
This beauty isn’t sleeping! Discover the true story of Sleeping Beauty in Sarah Prineas’s bold YA fairy-tale retelling filled with thrilling adventure and romance, perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles and The Girl of Fire & Thorns trilogy.
After the spell protecting her is destroyed, Rose seeks safety in the world outside the valley she had called home. She’s been kept hidden all her life to delay the three curses she was born with—curses that will put her into her own fairy tale and a century-long slumber. Accompanied by the handsome and mysterious Watcher, Griff, and his witty and warmhearted partner, Quirk, Rose tries to escape from the ties that bind her to her story. But will the path they take lead them to freedom, or will it bring them straight into the fairy tale they are trying to avoid?
Set in the world of Sarah Prineas’s Ash & Bramble fifty years later, Rose & Thorn is a powerful retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale where the characters fight to find their own Happy Ever After.
Why I’m Waiting
Ash & Bramble was one of my favorite reads last year. I love fairy tales, but sometimes I’m weary of them because the re-imaginings can either be boring re-tellings or super crazy, barely recognizable stories. Prineas definitely turned the story on it’s head, but in a completely new and fresh way- and gave strong female characters, which fairy tales of yesteryear are a little light on. I can’t wait to see what she does with the Sleeping Beauty tale!
I do have the arc for this (thank you, Edelweiss!) but it’s going to be a little while until I can get to it (sad face).