A Wicked Thing

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HarperCollins, Feb 24, 2015 - Young Adult Fiction - 352 pages

Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of what happens after happily ever after. Vividly imagined scenes of action, romance, and political intrigue are seamlessly woven together to reveal a richly created world . . . and Sleeping Beauty as she's never been seen before.

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.

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Ms. Thomas takes the well-loved fairy tale and asks 'What if Aurora wakes to a whole new world - everyone she knew and loved is gone and she wakes to a kingdom of strangers in the middle of a power ... Read full review

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2.5/5 I enjoyed the concept. I thought Aurora's reaction to the situation made sense and was an interesting take on the retelling. But she didn't do anything for 90% of the novel: things just happened ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Rhiannon Thomas is an English lit grad from Princeton University. She currently lives in York, England, in the shadow of a thirteenth-century Gothic cathedral. When she isn’t lost in YA fantasy, she writes about feminism and the media on her blog, www.feministfiction.com. Visit her online at www.rhiannonkthomas.com.

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