Author: Mary E. Twomey
Publisher: Mary E. Twomey
Release Date: 2018-12-03
If you knew the date you were going to die, how hard would you work to make your life count? When Rory knows from birth that her life will be cut short, she’s determined her impact on the magical community won’t fade when she dies at the predicted age of twenty-five. Her curse from Malaura has shaped so many of her choices, but as the deadline nears, Rory realizes that in her attempt to make the biggest splash in the shortest amount of time, she’s forgotten to actually enjoy her life. When an escape from her breakneck schedule leads to possibly meeting the man who could break her curse, Rory has to decide if falling in love is worth risking what’s left of her life, and his life, too. This is book one in the "Cursed Beauty" trilogy by USA Today Bestselling Author Mary E. Twomey. All books in this series can be read independently. Google Subjects: paranormal romance, french folklore, fairytales, myths and legends, fairy tales, young adult, YA, high school, paranormal, romance, paranormal books, YA paranormal fantasy, YA paranormal romance series, series or anthology, magic, coming of age, epic fantasy series, YA magic, fantasy and magic, YA coming of age, YA ebook, ebook, YA high school romance, YA teen, teen book, YA urban fantasy, YA shifters, YA shifter romance, scandinavian folklore 101, garden gnomes, urban fantasy series, teen magic, YA paranormal fantasy, YA ebooks, YA books, YA trilogy, YA urban fantasy romance, teen and young adult books, teen books for girls in high school, teen love triangle, paranormal, paranormal fantasy, young adult urban fantasy, young adult fantasy, young adult teen, young adult witches, young adult witch romance, young adult fantasy and magic, fantasy romance, first in series, beauty and the beast retelling, fairytale retelling, interracial romance, Sleeping Beauty
Author: C. S. Johnson
Publisher: C. S. Johnson
Release Date: 2016-01-20
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
“I have better things to do.” “Like what?” Rose asked. “Waste your life on a fool’s journey, under a silly girl’s orders?” “I have never considered saving your life to be the same as wasting mine, Rosary.” He came and stood in front of her, the ease of his presence replaced by an unusual heat rather than familiar warmth. Rose had never before been bothered by the six inches he stood taller than her, but all of a sudden the shadow of his strength imposed itself on her. The cursed beauty of the moonlight revealed the clarity and sharpness of his eyes as she gazed up at him. “What if you did waste your life though? What if?” “If I have wasted my life, I have wasted it on you. Willingly." For four years, Princess Aurora of Rhone—Rose to her friends—has searched the world for a way to break the curse placed on her by Magdalina, the wicked ruler of the fairies at war with her kingdom. Under the curse, Rose is doomed to die on her eighteenth birthday after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. And time is running out. On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Rose makes the journey home with her friends—Theo, a priest with a penchant for revenge; Mary, a young and talented fairy; and Ethan and Sophia, siblings with a troubled past–as pressure from her father, King Stefanos, leaves her with two equally unsatisfying options: Abdicate the throne, or get married. Enjoy this novella series retelling of the Sleeping Beauty, with new characters, new plot twists, and plenty of action and adventure. Perfect for teen and young adult historical fantasy readers, and check out Part II, Beauty's Quest, as the story continues!
Author: Traci E Hall
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
Release Date: 2009-11-01
In this reversal of the Sleeping Beauty story, gorgeous Galiana Montehue--resisting her family's efforts at arranged marriage--scorns all her suitors and finds true love only after she awakens an injured knight from a deep sleep. Original.
Author: Ellen Sinkman
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Release Date: 2012-12-14
This book addresses the vital importance of beauty, its sources, and manifestations in everyone’s lives—including psychotherapy patients. During psychotherapy, patients manifest or defend against the desire to be beautiful. This book considers definitions of beauty, gender identity themes, and origins of beauty in the mother-infant relationship.
Sleeping Beauty's enchanted slumber has captivated readers' hearts for centuries. Now brought luminously to life by K. Y. Craft's lavish paintings, this new edition of a timeless favorite is sure to enchant readers both young and old. With illustrations inspired by the magnificent style of Baroque painters, the sumptuous color and exquisite detail of this breathtaking interpretation make it a dream come true.
Author: Sarah E. Morin
Publisher: Enclave Publishing
Release Date: 2015-04-21
What if the sleeping beauty refused to wake up? The rescue wasn't going at all how he planned. Prince Arpien intends to gain a throne and the sleeping beauty's heart with a single kiss that wakes her from the evil fairy's curse. But kissing the princess is only the beginning of a series of unforeseen obstacles: man-eating bugs, deadly spindles, talking lapdogs, and fiery pickles. The sleeping beauty is the biggest complication of all. Princess Brierly is beautiful and Fairy-Gifted, but also...daft. After one hundred years of sleep imprisonment, Brierly refuses to believe this rescue is anything more than a tantalizing but doomed dream. Arpien is drawn to the vibrancy beneath Brierly's indifferent exterior. Can they reclaim her kingdom? Do they dare trust in the Prince of the old tales to help them battle the evil fairy who cursed Brierly? What is the price of waking beauty?
England, 1722. Amelia Archer will be the ruin of her family. Her extraordinary bad luck is burden enough, but her sweet, trusting nature often lands her in impossible scrapes. After the last straw, Amelia's harried father ships his unfortunate daughter off to the Colonies to live with her aunt. But wherever Amelia goes, bad luck is sure to follow... Pirate David Lamont is taken with the lovely young Englishwoman the moment she's pulled aboard from her sinking vessel. But sailors are already a superstitious lot and Amelia is unwelcome. In a feat of chivalry, David defends and claims her for himself... Now their fortunes-for good or ill-are invariably tied. But as much as she longs for him, Amelia cannot allow a romance. For a lady of misfortune can only bring ruin to those she loves... Each book in the Love on the High Seas series is STANDALONE: * Tempting the Pirate * Beauty's Curse * His Pirate Seductress
A prince cursed to sleep. A princess destined to wake him. A kingdom determined to stop them. For readers of adventure, fairy tales, and stirring allegories comes this fresh imagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale, the first book in a new YA fantasy series from Tricia Mingerink.
Eleven bestselling authors put their unique spins on your beloved childhood Fairytales. Fourteen stories, fourteen escapes from reality. Ugly Scars Some people will do anything for beauty. Chiselling away at her own face, one woman became so obsessed with being beautiful that she made a deal with a demon. Milly Swan is about to find out what happens when you come face to face with the Ugly Duckling. Path of Thorns All Ellie and Jack have ever known is the harsh life in a Truro workhouse; all they've dreamed of is a good meal and a comfortable bed. When they're sent out as part of a working party, a wrong turn brings them within grasp of those very things. But they soon learn that the wild beauty of the Cornish moorlands masks a dark and greedy heart. Beauty and the Beast Within When Beauty lost her mother, and her father lost the family wealth, she resigned herself to live a quiet life in the country. But after disobeying the commands of the cursed ruler, Beauty's father is forced to make a terrible agreement. When Beauty arrives at the castle, the beast's heart beats with excitement. Could she learn to love him and break the curse, or will the curse consume Beauty? Pin Step into the twisted mind of "Pin". She's had it with being a wooden girl. Pin's only wish is to turn into a real girl, and she'll do anything to make that happen. J.L. Clayton takes the beloved fairy tale "Pinocchio" and carves out a unique tale of horror. The Ink-washed Cat "A young Shinto chokkai visits the ruins of a sacred temple only to discover the true cost of ancient magic." The Ink Washed Cat - A twisted fairy tale by R. B. Wood based on the Japanese fairy tale "The Boy who Drew Cats" Let Down Thy Hair Let down thy hair is a retelling of the classic fairytale, Rapunzel, by Genevieve Moultrie. Rapunzel lets down her hair. But never expected who climbs up! Awakened by a Kiss Awakened by a Kiss is a retelling of the classic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty, by Genevieve Moultrie. A sleep so deep she could never awaken. Or could she? Hooded Red Deep in the Enchanted Forest lives Ruby with her horrible brothers and doting father. When a wolf offers her a deal to rid her of her brothers, she can't help but agree. However, Ruby will quickly realise that you should never make deals with your own demons. Skinderella Eleanor was a beauty, loved by all until her father passed away and her stepmother's true nature clawed its ugly way to the surface. But when the King of the land throws a ball for all of the young ladies in this kingdom to find a bride for his son, how far will the stepmother go to make her ugly daughters beautiful? Some people will go to extreme measures to look beautiful. Prince Recreant "The Princess and the Pea" as retold by Steven Evans in "Prince Recreant" Three Women. Three Tests. One Crown. A Game of Roses "A Game of Roses: Bocephus' Revenge" A brother's love tainted by shame and smeared with blood. Rumplestiltskin will never be the same. Kiss Catherine is trapped helping her father pay off his farm debt. It would take a miracle to change her life path. Then one day she spots a talking frog in the royal garden. For some reason, the prince has been turned into a frog, but is it also true that by kissing the frog you will become his wife? Muerte de los Corazones They are summoned every night all over the world. The darkness that binds the two mythical beings becomes more dangerous as their rotten relationship escalates go unexpected heights. As La Llorona and El Cucuy snatch the souls of children in the heart of Mexico, they must beat the wits of their son in order to stay alive. Phantom Whispers Greediness can be one's downfall as Bastien is about to find out. In this cleverly woven tale, based on the classic fairy tale "White Snake." We are all lured by poisonous things.
Author: Disney Press
Publisher: Disney Press
Release Date: 2004-10-02
Genre: Cartoon characters
This fun and comprehensive book contains information on characters from more than 70 years of Disney animated films--from 1928's "Steamboat Willie" to 2003's "Finding Nemo." Provides young readers with an in-depth look at some of Disney's most popular characters with informative tidbits about their names, their diverse careers, their relationships to one another, and more. Full color.
Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.
Author: Stacey Jay
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: 2014-12-09
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne. It’s been ten years since Princess Aurora’s mother, the Sleeping Beauty, sacrificed her life to give her daughter her magical powers. Aurora knows that magic is never free. The price for hers is that she will never know romantic love. Prince Niklaas is living on borrowed time. Unless he is able to convince a princess to marry him before his eighteenth birthday, he will meet the same terrible fate as his ten older brothers. When Niklaas and Aurora meet under unusual circumstances, they must race to prevent the fulfillment of an ogre prophecy foretelling the end of human life. But will they be able to break their curses? “Compelling and action-packed. . . . The combination of adventure; lovable, complex characters; and a touch of romance make this a book that teens will be drawn to, especially those who appreciate strong female protagonists.”—School Library Journal “The plotting is impeccable, the world building ample, and the resolution neatly done without feeling pat.”—Booklist “The banter between rakish Niklaas and feisty Aurora is crackling with chemistry and wit.”—The Bulletin “We absolutely loved Stacey Jay’s Princess of Thorns, a riveting retelling of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ that's full of action, drama and romance.”—romantictimes.com “Will appeal to fantasy lovers.”—VOYA “Jay creates people with real flaws, but endows them with enough integrity to be characters to respect and want to know.”—examiner.com Praise for Juliet Immortal “The bones of the classic Beauty and the Beast story are all here, imaginatively fleshed out with tropes from science fiction, fantasy, even political drama. . . . Will please readers who like to believe that fairy tales can come true, even under dire circumstances.” —The Bulletin, Recommended Praise for Of Beast and Beauty “The romance is intense, and so is the horror in this strong reversal of the Romeo and Juliet story. . . . Teens will enjoy the macabre fantasy story of forbidden love.” —Booklist From the Hardcover edition.