Briar Rose

3.44 based on 789 ratings & 164 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 12.09.2013
ISBN: 9781447241362
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

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 . . .

In the media

This was a great story, and I hope Ms Oliver will come up with new twists on fairy tales!
darkfrannysthoughts.blogspot.co.uk
It should go down well with fans of fairy stories, magic, adventure and a little tame romance, and the cover will sell it without too much promotional effort
The School Librarian
Jana Oliver's action-packed re-telling blends all the traditional facets of fairy tales - handsome heroes and vengeful villains - with a fabulously feisty heroine, lashings of laughs and a southern USA style that puts the fun into fantasy.
Lancashire Evening Post