Not all princesses get their happily ever after...
They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane.
I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend.
I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to pull me under. I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real.
I’m crazy. I’m not a princess.
They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right?
They’ve assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am.
When she arrived she brought a new patient, Sawyer, who is everything Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful. He promises he’s here to rescue me. Trusting either of them frightens me.
Could it be possible that my dreams are more than just the imaginings of a delusional girl? Could they be truth?
REVIEW BY: Angel, age 13 years, 5 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This book was absolutely fascinating! The author truly caught the tale of Sleeping Beauty. There is tons of adventure and beauty in this story. I loved this book!
This book is about Princess Aurora. Maleficent is keeping her in an asylum until she can kill her. However, Princess Aurora doesn't know who she is, all she knows is that she is a murderer named Rory that doesn't deserve to live any longer. Rory soon gets curious and some nurses and doctors say weird things about who she is and they say that they are all on her side. Things are getting brighter and clearer for Rory, all she needs to do is remember and fight!
My favorite character is Gray because she is kind, loyal and very protective over Rory, but is cautious to show it.
My favorite part is when Rory has flashbacks because I love how the author incorporates the original story of Sleeping Beauty.
This book was finely written with a great pace! It had just enough descriptive words that don't bore you to death and I think overall, it was a lovely read!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.