So as I'm sure many of you would agree, retelliings of any sort can go either way. As in a "Hell yes" or a "Fuck no" but I think that this one kind of landed smack dab in the middle. I'm just going to list out what I did and didn't like from this book, beacause I feel like their combination is balanced enough that it gave this "ehh" feeling.
Firt of all, I could really relate to what Aurora was feeling when she woke up. It was completely understandable and realistic. The girl's been sleeping or a hundred years, she wakes up and realizes everything and everyone she knew is dead and gone. What the hell? And now this new royal family is trying to rope her into some "destined" marriage?? So I understand why she felt kinda useless and unsure of what to do. That and the fact that the wicked King holds all the power. The thing that I liked most about this book were the feelings and situations of the characters. The prince for example, Rodric. He's not exactly completely thrilled about all this either. They both know that the other is "trapped." The other
Now on to what I didn't like. The difference between Rodric and Aurora and the reason I put air quotes around the word "trapped" is that Aurora at least tries to do something about it and makes an efort to explore or at least think about other options. Rodric just stands there following his parents' every word. The plot was okay, it dragged and no real events were happening until the near end. Also I would've liked a little more backstory on the King and Queen. I feel like I don't know their characters enough. Maybe that's done on purpose? Maybe things will be more clear in the next book?
Tell me what you think.