Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS The Princess Aurore has had an unusual childhood. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to . Oct 24, The Paperback of the Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of. by Cameron Dokey . Gr 6- Dokey has taken the familiar “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale. May 20, In this variation on the Sleeping Beauty story, the characters prove sympathetic and the setting romantic, but the lack of tension makes for a.

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I will still use the view spoiler [ spoiler hide spoiler ] thing though. Probably overflowing with joy, Ironheart kisses her and she wakes up. She was very, very believable. That must have been another way to make this relationship work otherwise, no?

A lot of interesting story lines and plots. That took me by surprise. Nov 27, Jess rated it liked it Shelves: I love fairy tales, but this one was just a little too odd for me.

Detailed Review Summary of Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey

Themes of a deep magical world, opposites at war with one another and Prince Charming starting out not-so-charming hold a lot of promise. Because of this, most of the catastrophes in this story seem totally unbelieveable. It was a good retelling of the Sleeping Beauty, and I liked Aurore, Ironheart, Oswald, and Aurore’s father probably the best king ever, he almost brought tears to my eyes. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


So she ventures off into the Forbidden Forest to find answers.

I shouldn’t care about this, but I really do. On their journeys in the forest, Ironheart trips over himself and busts his cheek open See?

I did give a chuckle when the woman responsible for cursing Aurore was revealed to be named Jane. Oct 08, Amy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels.


No, maybe Oswald sees something different with his loving eyes, but for me Aurore was very ordinary heroine that acted as any other girl would. This book seems the poorer for it. It’s also a story of true love, of course, based on a real relationship, and not just looks, or “love at first sight.

Oct 26, Erudessa Aranduriel added it Shelves: I liked the way the story was told, and I mostly liked the voice of the heroine, Aurore. This means no molesting charges guys kissing sleeping girls to wake them up. What could have been an interesting twist on such a familiar fairy tale is just not fleshed out enough to satisfy caemron. View all 4 comments. And because of his promise to wait for her he’s even still alive!

One bright drop of blood. So when she meets a handsome stranger, nicknamed Ironheart, who has come to bfauty forest to rescue a fair princess, she knows that he cannot be talking about her, can he?


I didn’t really approve of how she treated her mother if I said some of those things to my mother This is not the first “once upon a time” book that Dooey read and therefore I picked it up with some preconceived notions I doley that about her, but I didn’t feel like it was antything different than all the other Once Wleep a Time stories.

Beauty Sleep

But it was just an uncomfortable scene to read. Account Options Sign in. There is a happy ending.

As in our main character is not an airhead who sings and has animal buddies and makes the perfect guy out of clothing actually dokye I really should have hid the whole thing due to spoilers, but I’m choosing not to.

This was an easy and fast paced book to read. She explores as m What a surprise!

The way she smashed the mold of fairytales was really funny to me, and overall, she was such a strong person that it was kind of inspirational. The old friends can reunite!

Unable to sew or embroider like most little princesses, Aurore instead explores the castle grounds and beyond, where her warmth and generosity soon endear her to the townspeople.

So, to protect her, Aurore’s loving parents forbid any task requiring