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Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy, yet she is cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and to free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora’s throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it’s too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise keep them from ever finding their one true love?

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  • “Mesmerizing and full of magic, Princess of Thorns is absolutely riveting! Jay demonstrates expert skill as a writer, weaving an intricate story with rich characters and imaginative twists…[with] witty banter and charming affection…Full of action and heart, this take on Sleeping Beauty with nods to The Wild Swans will leave readers mesmerized.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars)

  • “With the expert narration of Julia Whelan, the continuing story of Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, Aurora, can only be described as alluring…It’s difficult to decide which is more appealing in Whelan’s narration: Aurora’s lilting, slightly accented confessions or Niklaas’ growling reflections. As an extended comedy of errors prevents the star-crossed couple from uniting until the last possible moment, Whelan provides impassioned dialogue and a few surprises. Fairy-tale adaptations abound, but this narration is as enchanted as its characters. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “A pair of cursed royals…rely on each other to survive in Jay’s reimagining of ‘Sleeping Beauty.’”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The combination of adventure; lovable, complex characters; and a touch of romance make this a book that teens will be drawn to, especially those who appreciate strong female protagonists.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The story is told from three points of view—Aurora’s, Niklaas’, and the ogre queen’s…Niklaas’ and Aurora’s relationship builds as they journey, but they have many obstacles to overcome before they can find their ‘happily-ever-after.’ This will appeal to fantasy lovers with enough action to keep them engaged.”


  • “Aurora and Niklaas’ very Lizzy and Darcy-esque relationship, as well as their growing bond, is entirely believable given the intensity of their experiences. When secrets are finally revealed, their sexual tension practically sizzles, but it’s refreshingly realistic that trust and forgiveness take time…[A] fully fleshed romance.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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