Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas Review



  A Wicked Thing is a retelling of sleeping beauty and it is about a girl called Aurora, pricking her finger and waking up a hundred years later! She wakes up being betrothed to a stranger she barely knows and finds out a magical power she has no idea how to control...

My expectations for this book wasn't super high, (Just because of the reviews on goodreads, amazon etc)
I thought this was a fun quick read but I have I read better? Yes.

Would I recommend this to anybody who is looking for a good retelling? No.

Would I recommend it to anybody looking for a quick short fun story? Yes!

I rate this book a 3.5 stars! I am now going to go in to the spoiler section of my review so if you haven't read this book, don't read from here!

SPOILERS:

Okay, so I'm in to books being fast paced and everything, but I felt this book was way too fast paced. Everything just happened so fast! The story was very confusing from the beginning because the writing was all over the place and it didn't let the reader absorb the feel to the story.

Please, she runs out on her first night, finds a guy that she barely knows and falls in love with him and kisses him? I think that was a tad bit unrealistic. I mean, come on! I thought Rodric was just plain annoying and Aurora. Was she a strong heroine. Nope, she wasn't that either!

Prince Finnegan was the only one that I supposedly liked. But I'm just going to take a wild guess and say that he is going to end up with Aurora. That is also really unrealistic because Aurora sees him once and she's like "Omg, my heart is fluttering!"

The plot is also bleh. Too...boring. It took me a good week to finish this book! I mean, everything is the same! The story is so thoroughly based off the original that I thought I was reading the actual story with whinier characters!

What I did like though...

I liked that Aurora had powers and everything. It made the story a ta bit interesting and Celestine appearing was also very interesting as well. Celestine seemed almost like a good person with a bad way of showing it which I also found interesting!

I really liked Isabelle too and I was really sad when she died! I really didn't think that the king would've poisioned her! It was also very surprising for me to see Iris care so much for her child. I hated her for most of the time but I kind of felt bad for her at that moment.

The ending was where Aurora finally became smart. She finally decided to run away with the help of Finnegan! I felt a rush of relief but I was so pissed when Aurora gave Celestine a part of her powers! I mean, girl, you really trust a witch that cursed you for a decade?! And I thought I was starting to like you.

Will I continue this series? Probably not anytime soon but maybe if get if for free at the library or something. I don't hate this book I just didn't love it. I liked it and everything though. What were your thoughts on this book? Do you agree with me or disagree?




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