For years, Briony has lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Rosalin, and the curse that has haunted her from birth — that on the day of her sixteenth birthday she would prick her finger on a spindle and cause everyone in the castle to fall into a 100-year sleep. When the day the curse is set to fall over the kingdom finally arrives, nothing — not even Briony — can stop its evil magic. You know the story.
But here's something you don't know. When Briony finally wakes up, it's up to her to find out what's really going on, and to save her family and friends from the murderous Thornwood. But who is going to listen to her? This is a story of sisterhood, of friendship, and of the ability of even little sisters to forge their own destiny. This first in a series of three fairy-tale retellings is Sleeping Beauty like you've never seen it before, revealing the story of the siblings who never made it into the storybook.
"Cypess turns her talents for delicate prose and dark, twisty plotting to exploring the characters often left at the periphery. The castle servants, villagers, even fairies — wicked and helpful alike — have their own personalities and agendas. Briony is a delight: spunky, snarky, and brave enough to admit she’s scared.... The heart of the story, though, lies in the utterly authentic relationship between the sisters, who squabble, tease, and hurt each other — and love one another with a fierceness that absolutely demands a happily-ever-after, which this fairy tale delivers, although not one anybody ever expected." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||9 - 12|
|Publication Date||Apr 6, 2021|
|Publisher||Delacorte Books for Young Readers|
|Series Name||Sisters Ever After|