This is my stop during the blog tour for Sleeping Beauty and the Cursed Code by Emma Jean. In Sleeping Beauty and the Cursed Code Sleeping Beauty uses science and technology to battle dark magic and free herself from 100 years of caused sleep.
This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 5 till 18 June. You can see the tour schedule here.
Sleeping Beauty and the Cursed Code (The STEM Princess Series #1)
By Emma Jean
Genre: STEM Fantasy, Fairytale Retelling
Age category: Middle Grade
Release Date: 5 June, 2021
Sleeping Beauty’s thirteenth birthday looms on the horizon as she and her friends hole up in the cursed princess lab, determined to prove that science and technology can defeat dark magic and save the kingdom from 100 years of cursed sleep.
After reading the first chapter SLEEPING BEAUTY and THE CURSED CODE, I soon realized that this would be a fantastic read aloud to the kids. We follow Sleeping Beauty as she grows into her role of defeating the Evil Fairy.
The book is magical and familiar, making it an easy and comfortable read. I loved how the author pulled all kinds of imagination, lore, fairy tales, into a fast-paced exciting adventure. Every single character from other princesses to fairy godmothers are brought vividly to life. My favorite visual is of the Queen, so much detail is used to describe her. The clicking of her heels on a hard floor, her body language, her overall personality just jumps off each page she is on. Honestly, each character is eloquently described for the reader to see in the mind’s eye.
Sleeping Beauty has a monumental task to try and perform to save herself, her loved ones, and the kingdom from a 100-year sleep, otherwise known as Sleeping Beauty’s curse. Will she be trained well enough to be able to defeat the curse? You will need to pick up your own copy of this to find out.
The kids genuinely enjoyed listening to this book, as much as I enjoyed reading it. They were able to relate so easily to the characters that it made it fun to discuss after we stopped reading for the night. They were all giggles when the Queen got angry at the King for forgetting to send a card.
If you are looking for a fast-paced book that is full of fun, this is the book for you. Even a reluctant reader would find this book entertaining.
About the Author:
Emma Jean writes books for children of all ages.
She lives in Massachusetts, near the Mayflower (the one the Pilgrims sailed on… or at least a pretty good replica), with her husband, two sons and one troublesome Basset Hound.
She studied Creative Writing at Holy Cross then earned her Masters in School Counseling at Assumption College.
She spent years working in adolescent mental health both in academic and therapeutic settings. Like her reporters in the Charles McCheese series, she found time to travel the world, helping with the Katrina clean up effort in New Orleans, studying abroad in Sri Lanka, and working alongside the Peace Corps. in Armenia. She worked with the Red Cross and counseled children in some of the toughest cities in Massachusetts.
For more information on the author, and to see pictures of the aforementioned basset hound, find her on instagram @Emma.Jean.Author or visit 4Pigs2Fly.com