This was the first book I had read from this author, but I really enjoy new versions and twists on old fairytales. This story is a mash-up of Sleeping Beauty, a Hans Christian Anderson story, and a Grimm fairy tale. I enjoyed the new take on these stories and the way the author combined them into this unique version. For fans of fantasy and fairytales, there are so many wonderful elements to this story: a clever witch, an evil villain, a violent king, a kind-hearted hero, a brave queen, and magical shapeshifters. I highly recommend this story, but I do want to include a trigger warning since the story does include brief snippets of the king’s violence against women. I read this in one day and did not want to put it down! I look forward to reading more stories from this author.
reviewed by @puffprincess