Short Story Review: Poison Kiss

34854999“Everyone knows that Sleeping Beauty’s curse is triggered when she pricks her finger on a spindle and that she is awakened by true love’s kiss … but what happens when the wicked fairy decides to switch things up?

Edmund didn’t mean to put Auralea to sleep, but now it’s up to him and the famous Puss in Boots to figure out how, exactly, a spinning wheel is supposed to wake her up.” (from Goodreads)

I enjoy clever fairytale retellings, but this one was even more fun since it was a mashup. New tales kept being brought in and woven together beautifully. πŸ˜‰ I wasn’t sure at first where the story was going, but I ended up loving the message (and the banter)! I can’t tell what it is without giving too much away, but it was really important and more meaningful than I would expect from a fairytale. πŸ˜‰ Just a note, it is a bit magical but really no more than would be expected of a classic fairytale.

Best quote: “What is it with putting princesses in towers?” asked Puss. “It’s…fashionable?” suggested the Enchanter.

Altogether, this was sweet, clever, and surprisingly meaningful! A great short read. πŸ˜‰

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