Book Review: When Rose Wakes


Disclaimer: I bought this book to read to give it an honest opinion!

When Rose Wakes by Christopher Golden
Publisher: Mtv Books
Publication Date: September 28, 2010
Pages: 320

Overview:
Her terrifying dreams are nothing compared to the all-too-real nightmare that awaits. . . .Ever since sixteen-year-old Rose DuBois woke up from months in a coma with absolutely no memories, she’s had to start from scratch. She knows she loves her two aunts who take care of her, and that they all used to live in France, but everything else from her life before is a blank.Rose tries to push through the memory gaps and start her new life, attending high school and living in Boston with her aunts, who have seriously old world ideas. Especially when it comes to boys. But despite their seemingly irrational fears and odd superstitions, they insist Rose not worry about the eerie dreams she’s having, vivid nightmares that she comes to realize are strangely like the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The evil witch, the friendly fairies, a curse that puts an entire town to sleep—Rose relives the frightening story every night. And when a mysterious raven-haired woman starts following her, Rose begins to wonder if she is the dormant princess. And now that she’s awake, she’s in terrible, terrible danger. . . .

My Take
Retelling of Sleeping Beauty in the modern times with a twist here and there! I enjoyed the book. Of course when Rose awakens and can’t remember anything, she relearns everything on her own. I love how Rose is sweet but also learns to stand up for herself as well with the dealings of high school, her aunts and herself. She’s a powerful character. Of course we know the prince usually rescues the princess but in this version he doesn’t act like that. Rose and the character who is to be the prince actually have a relationship which was very nice to see. Each page was amazing. I rarely read fairytales that are retold and I”m glad I read this one. You got to pick up this book and read it today!

Cover Rating: A
Story Rating: B

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