Curse of the Thirteenth Fey

Curse of the Thirteenth Fey

The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty

Book - 2012
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Accident-prone, thirteen-year-old Gorse, the youngest fairy in her family, falls into a trap while on her way to the palace to bless the newborn princess, Talia, but arrives in time to give a gift which, although seemingly horrific, may prove to be a real blessing in this take-off on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780399256646
0399256644
9780142427613
0142427616
Branch Call Number: J FICTION YOLEN JANE
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Sleeping Beauty

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zanyblueyak Jan 14, 2014

Story from the fairies point of view.

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tbebb
Jul 02, 2013

I liked Snow in Summer better because of the intermingled fairy and true telling. This one was all fairy, and a reimagining of what happened at the birth of Sleeping Beauty. Since Disney had her dance with an owl in the forest, she's been my favorite fairy tale heroine, even in Anne Rice's retelling... so it was hard to have her be so awful and from such an enslaving line of spoiled royalty in this retelling. But the book was very well done, and the thirteenth fairy was a wonderful character on her own... even if her name is "Gorse"!

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Forward_Moment
May 22, 2013

This was pretty good, but somehow not as tightly plotted as I usually expect from Jane Yolen. I think the Shouting Fey are more suited to short stories.

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