For Briar Rose, life is anything but a fairy tale. She's stuck in a small town in deepest Georgia with parents who won't let her out of their sight, a bunch of small-minded, gossiping neighbours and an evil ex who's spreading nasty rumours about what she may or may not have done in the back of his car. She's tired of it all, so when, on her sixteenth birthday, her parents tell her that she is cursed and will go to sleep for a hundred years when the clock strikes midnight, she's actually kind of glad to leave it all behind. She says her goodbyes, lies down, and closes her eyes . . . And then she wakes up. Cold, alone and in the middle of the darkest, most twisted fairy tale she could ever have dreamed of. Now Briar must fight her way out of the story that has been created for her, but she can't do it alone. She never believed in handsome princes, but now she's met one her only chance is to put her life in his hands, or there will be no happy ever after and no waking up.
Jana Oliver is an international and Amazon bestselling author who lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her novels have won numerous awards, including the Prism Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Supense as well as the National Readers' Choice Award.
Her novels cross many genres, including Young Adult (the Demon Trappers Series, Briar Rose), time travel/historical mystery (The Time Rovers Series) and paranormal romance (Tangled Souls).
She is co-author of Socially Engaged: The Author's Guide to Social media, written with Tyra Burton.
She is happiest when she's researching urban legends, peering at old maps and adding to her growing collection of single malt Scotch.
This was a re-telling of Sleeping Beauty that I really enjoyed! The characters in all of Jana's books aren't perfect...and that's what makes them perfect to me. The concept of this book was amazing and had wonderful descriptions. It had a Southern Gothic feel to it. And the humor. Oh goodness it was great. There was action and some romance. What a good book.
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