Synopsis: Rhiannon Thomas's dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of what happens after happily ever after. One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale. Her family is long dead. Her "true love" is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept. As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her.
With her wedding day drawingnear, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.
- It's March already .. ! Anyway, I did a WOW post on A Wicked Thing recently. It's considered the fairy tale retelling of Princess Aurora, although, it's more of a continuation. This is what happens after the ending of the fairy tale. Princess Aurora wakes up after sleeping one hundred years to the kiss of a handsome prince. The catch is, Aurora is still living in the past, no one she knows is still alive anymore. She doesn't believe she's living in actual fairy tale and wants to make her own reality..
- This is one of the novels I was highly anticipating for 2015 - I really wanted to love this novel. Sleeping Beauty isn't my favorite fairy tale, but I loved the concept of A Wicked Thing. The cover of A Wicked Thing is absolutely beautiful, I love the girl on the cover - her dress looks beyond amazing, especially how she looks like she's sleeping. I do love the font as well. This has one of the PRETTIEST girl covers out there! It's a shame the book did not live up to the stunning cover. I did not like this book for the most part .. It's a fantasy novel gone wrong. I actually wanted to flag it as DNF'ed, but I did finish it in the end.
- Where shall I start .. Princess Aurora is like a puppet, I understand people want to use her to gain power & support - I just feel that she doesn't fight back. She has no family, and no friends alive now, it does make her vulnerable on the outside, but she doesn't seem fragile. The character development is slow.. I'm not expecting a badass heroine, but honestly, what have you got to lose now? Everything she has loved is gone.. I felt she had all the power to do as she wills, when she did fight back, I felt she just took that chance a second too late.. I remember in Sleeping Beauty - Aurora used to sing, and play with animals - none of that happens here. I don't believe a book has to be exactly like the original fairy tale, but it would help to be a little similar.
- As most young adult novel these days, there is a love triangle or even a four square? I understand, she's Sleeping Beauty, everyone wants her. She only really likes one male lead in the novel though, it's not like she's fighting for who she likes more. The other guys are mainly potential proposals for her. I didn't like any of the male leads such as, the good prince, the bad prince, and the traitor. They weren't memorable for me, the romance was boring - I actually skimmed through it.
- I do love that A Wicked Thing isn't actually a fairytale retelling, it's what happens after happily ever after. It's a continuation of what happens to Aurora, which is mainly the reason I gave this novel even a one star. It depresses me because the idea of the continuation of the fairytale was brilliant, unfortunately, it was not executed well. The plot development is poor and quite lagging, I couldn't enjoy this one - and my high hopes were crushed. Even though, I didn't like this book - I would never tell another reader to not read it, I've seen positive reviews of this book as well - our tastes can be different. Furthermore, the ending was intriguing, and it does have me wondering what will happen next. However, most likely, I will not continue these series - unless I see more positive reviews for the next book.
Recommended for fans of Red Queen, and Sleeping Beauty.