Monday, June 9, 2014

Sleeping Beauty's Daughters by Diane Zahler

Princesses Aurora and Luna are frustrated with how overprotective their parents have always been, especially their mother.  They are not allowed to leave the castle grounds, no one visits and all sharp objects have been removed.  After Luna cuts her finger on a piece of glass the girls learn the truth - that their mother is the Sleeping Beauty of tales.  The girls learn that they have also been cursed but the fairy that lessened the effects of their mother's curse has not been seen for years.  Of course Aurora manages to prick her finger on something and it's up to the two girls to keep her awake while on a quest to find a fairy to help save her.  A fine story with some nice girl power although it didn't grab me as much as fairy tales usually do.