Released on 12 September 2013.

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Briar Rose believes in fairy tales . . .

And now, because of a family curse, she’s living one. Doomed to fall asleep for one hundred years on her sixteenth birthday, Briar has woken up in the darkest, most twisted fairy tale she could ever have dreamed of – miles away from the safe, boring small-town life that she has left behind.

Briar must fight her way out of the story, but she can’t do it alone. She always believed in handsome princes, and 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 . . .

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I would totally recommend this book to anyone who- like me, and like Briar - have always loved fairy tales and who have always wanted a random adventure to happen to them; anywhere, at any time. I loved this book despite its few flaws, and will definitely be looking out for more by the author or more like it
The Guardian Children's Books
No matter how many stories it reminded me of it still stood out as unique in its own right though and it's definitely a book I'd be happy to recommend. If you like your fairytales on the dark side and are a fantasy fan then Briar Rose is definitely a book you'll enjoy!
This was a great story, and I hope Ms Oliver will come up with new twists on fairy tales!