Review: Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer

Apr •  9 •  2011

Title: Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer
Series: Twisted Tales # 2
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Maureen McGowan
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
Release Date: April 1, 2011
Book:  Netgalley

“In this thrilling story full of adventure and romance, Sleeping Beauty is more than just a lonely princess waiting for her prince—she’s a brave, tenacious girl who never backs down from a challenge. With vampire-slaying talents that she practices in secret, Sleeping Beauty puts her courage to the test in the dark of night, fighting evil as she searches for a way to break the spell that has cut her off from her family. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Sleeping Beauty and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you’ve ever read!”

I have to admit that when I started this book, I was a little reluctant to read it. But as soon as I was done with the first chapter I was hooked. This fairy tale had a great twist on it. I loved how the story was changed yet similar.

This twisted fairy tale was definitely twisted. It still had the whole prick your finger and you fall asleep and you have to find your true love in order to break it. Only this time, when she pricks her finger, she stays asleep all day, and the entire kingdom sleeps all night. So how is she supposed to find her true love if they are all asleep?

I like that you also get to choose what path she takes. Now, I did go through as many paths as I can, but I did find it frustrating that no matter what the path she took she ended up with the same guy. I was hoping that I can choose a path that will lead her to a guy that I wanted her to end up with, but no.  

I still like the story nonetheless and enjoyed the twist on the classic fairy tale.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Karen
    Apr 9, 2011

    I’ve read a few contemporary twists on the classics but I haven’t read any of the paranormal ones yet. Thanks for your review.

  2. LOL Maybe you subconsciously thought she wasn’t good enough for him. 😉 Oh I have this on my tbr. Sounds twisted enough for me. hee hee…

  3. Melina
    Apr 10, 2011

    Nice review. I really liked this book and you are right that she gets the same boy no matter which twist you take. It was fun to try all the twists.

  4. Beverly
    Apr 10, 2011

    Just finished this one too! I had a good time reading it, but I read it on the kindle from NetGalley so I didn’t get to choose my path. I read it cover to cover – it was still fun.

  5. Midnyte Reader
    Apr 11, 2011

    This sounds so cool. I love fairy tale re-tellings. I’m interested in how the reader picks the path…?

  6. Missie
    Apr 11, 2011

    I’ve always been kind of iffy on choose your own adventure books, but this one does sound fun. Glad you liked it Savy.