Putting aside the fact that I will forever love Christopher Golden for writing Buffy books (truthfully: forever) and that I have a great, great history with MTV Books books (Laura Wiess' Such a Pretty Pretty Girl, Jennifer Echols' Going Too Far, Stephanie Kuehnert, Kelly Parra etc.) this book is a possible fairy tale retelling (but likely with edge because come on it's MTV Books) and sounds fantastic:
Her terrifying dreams are nothing compared to the all-too-real nightmare that awaits. . . .Ever since sixteen-year-old Rose DuBois woke up from months in a coma with absolutely no memories, she’s had to start from scratch. She knows she loves her two aunts who take care of her, and that they all used to live in France, but everything else from her life before is a blank.Rose tries to push through the memory gaps and start her new life, attending high school and living in Boston with her aunts, who have seriously old world ideas. Especially when it comes to boys. But despite their seemingly irrational fears and odd superstitions, they insist Rose not worry about the eerie dreams she’s having, vivid nightmares that she comes to realize are strangely like the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. The evil witch, the friendly fairies, a curse that puts an entire town to sleep—Rose relives the frightening story every night. And when a mysterious raven-haired woman starts following her, Rose begins to wonder if she is the dormant princess. And now that she’s awake, she’s in terrible, terrible danger. . . . (from Amazon)
Of course, I read this all before I remembered that I like to not always read all of the Amazon synopsises (due to their frequent spoileriness) but now that I have: MUST READ IT!!
I love that it actually brings Sleeping Beauty in (& in the consciousness of the main character, too) as well as paralleling it some, too.
Hey, if I can't be a princess*, I might as well read about one . . . and one that's in some danger will be even more fun to read about!
(All of this plus the cover is very worth staring at, too.)
When Rose Wakes by Christopher Golden is out September 28 from MTV
*Like Sara says in 'A Little Princess,' though: "I am a princess. All girls are." I think I'll watch that movie tonight or tomorrow . . . :)