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Jack just wanted to have a little fun on his European adventure, he was tired of endless museum trips. When him and a friend get lost in the woods, he wasn't expecting to find an abandoned castle. He definitely wasn't expecting to find the most beautiful girl he ever saw to be lying there before him as if she was asleep.
This is a Sleeping Beauty retelling!!!
I really like reading Alex Flinn retellings. I loved Beastly and liked Towering.
She just has such a fun, easy writing style that makes me fly through her books. I loved seeing how she modernized the story.
Now this book is told through alternating POVs Jack and Talia. But I have to say I loved reading from Talia's POV more. She was just such an over the top character. She came across very naive and selfish but it completely worked for this book. She was a princess that had been kept in the dark for most of her life and she she saw an opportunity to live an adventure she took it.
I just loved seeing her interact with Jack's family and friends. She used her extensive education to navigate through all the tension with his family.
This wasn't a perfect book, but I greatly enjoyed it.
I give this book a C.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.